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Take action and move your Microsoft AI Cloud Partner Program membership management to Partner Center. Once you move you will be able to renew your membership and access tools, resources, and new membership offers to help continue growing your business.

Software Assurance Planning Services

Software Assurance Planning Services helps guide your customers through the deployment and business value planning stages of software implementation. By delivering Planning Services engagements, you have the opportunity to generate more leads, drive Enterprise Agreement renewals, and get paid by Microsoft.*

Changes to Software Assurance benefits

Starting February 2020, we’re updating our Software Assurance benefits to modernize certain services and simplify redemptions. Review our fact sheet to see what actions you might need to take.

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Learn how Planning Services works

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Discover unique Planning Services offerings

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As a Planning Services partner, you provide on-site expertise to help your customers plan their next Microsoft technologies deployment. Using the resources provided for each engagement, you can evaluate offers that best deploy an array of Microsoft solutions.

Development Planning Services (DPS)

As we grow our investments in FastTrack across Azure, Microsoft 365, and Dynamics 365, FastTrack will be the core program to bring customers forward with our cloud technologies. Eligible customers can use Microsoft FastTrack for deployment and planning requests for Azure, Microsoft 365, and Dynamics 365. FastTrack is available for eligible customers and scenarios when customers are ready to plan and implement their full migration to cloud. It provides end-to-end guidance built by Microsoft best-in-class engineering.

Partner role in DPS

Partners will participate in these advancements through the FastTrack Ready Program for Azure, Microsoft 365, and Dynamics 365, as well as the Azure Migration Program. With FastTrack, partners can provide customers with value-added services that aid in accelerating customer deployments in Azure, Microsoft 365, and Dynamics 365. And with the Azure Migration Program, specialized partners can help customers with Azure migration projects.

Additional Resources

Learn more about FastTrack for partners.
Learn more about the Azure Migration Program for partners.
Learn more about the entire Planning Services process and eligibility requirements.
Learn more about the Software Assurance Training Voucher program.
Learn more about which cloud engagements are no longer available as of February 2020 and which will remain until full retirement by visiting the Partner FAQ.

*Partners can be compensated by Microsoft to conduct engagements ranging from 1, 3, 5, 10, and 15 days. Each offering provides the tools, training, and support to make engagements repeatable, lowering the cost of sales and delivery.