SharePoint Planning Services

Software Assurance for Volume Licensing

Software Assurance for Volume Licensing offers Microsoft clients a range of tools, resources and services to help your organisation evaluate, deploy, manage, and optimise the value you gain from using Microsoft solutions. The program covers Microsoft technologies and services and includes new product version rights, training, deployment planning and support. Software Assurance is designed to help improve the productivity of your IT professionals and end users and to help you extend the value of your technology investment.

Organisations of more than 25 employees are probably using (or should be!) using a volume license agreement (such as an Enterprise Agreement or Open Value agreement). If so, you will be accruing a range of benefits based on the number of qualifying licenses you have with Software Assurance through the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC), these benefits can provide to benefits.

Key benefits of Software Assurance include:

  • Planning Services to enable efficient deployments.
  • In-person and online training for IT pros and end users.
  • Rights to new software releases during the term of your agreement at no additional cost.
  • Access to unique technologies available only to Software Assurance customers.
  • Options to spread payments over time.

Office 365 Deployment Planning Services

Planning Services is a Microsoft Software Assurance benefit that provides customers with access to qualified partners, like Infostrata Solutions, to help them plan for the deployment of Microsoft technologies. Customers are entitled to a number of Planning Services days based on their licensing volume. While Software Assurance is available based on a customer’s on-premises licenses, Planning Services days can be used to explore Office 365 through the Office 365 FastTrack Pilot engagement.

The Office 365 FastTrack approach is the recommended three-step Office 365 deployment methodology to help move customers to the cloud:

  • Step 1 – Pilot Office 365 – A 3-day pilot now available through Planning Services
  • Step 2 – Deploy Office 365 – Go live, add users
  • Step 3 – Enhance Office 365 – Extend capabilities

Contact us today to see if you qualify for this – we’d be delighted to help