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Microsoft's SATV Program to Retire

Microsoft's SATV Program to RetireMicrosoft is retiring two Software Assurance benefits that have similar offerings outside of Software Assurance and changing the eligibility criteria for a third benefit.

Specifically:

  1. Microsoft will retire the Deployment Planning Services benefit and fulfill your implementation needs through Microsoft’s premier cloud migration and deployment program Microsoft FastTrack.
  2. Microsoft is investing in new, modern skilling programs. Training vouchers will be phased out as a Software Assurance benefit and will no longer be used to convert to planning services.
  3. Microsoft is adjusting the eligibility criteria of 24x7 support and changing support allocations to align Software Assurance support with Microsoft’s new Unified Support offering.

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Some key dates from the transition plan:

· February 1, 2020

Software Assurance Training Vouchers

  • Retire Azure courses from training voucher eligibility
  • Retire conversion of training days to planning days

Deployment Planning Services

  • Retire Cloud Services from DPS catalog

24x7 Problem Resolution Support

  • Begin final incident conversion toward Premier/Unified Support

· February 1, 2021

Software Assurance Training Vouchers

  • Retire accrual of new training vouchers
  • Last day to create training vouchers for new or renewing contracts

Deployment Planning Services

  • Retire accrual of new planning days
  • Last day to create planning vouchers for new or renewing contracts

24x7 Problem Resolution Support

  • Retire 24x7 incident accrual
  • Provide as needed incidents with US $250k SA spend
  • Launch credit on Unified Support for customers with SA Support coverage

· June 30, 2021

Software Assurance Training Vouchers

  • Last day to create training vouchers for existing contracts

Deployment Planning Services

  • Last day to create planning vouchers for existing contracts

· January 1, 2022

Software Assurance Training Vouchers

  • Last day to redeem training vouchers for existing contracts

Deployment Planning Services

  • Last day to redeem planning vouchers for existing contracts

The first of these changes go into effect in February 2020, with the remaining changes gradually rolled-out through 2021, to give your organization time to accrue and use your remaining planning days, training vouchers, and support incidents. You can find details on each benefit change and timeline for benefit allocation and use deadlines here.
Software Assurance continues to offer a set of helpful benefits coordinated across software and cloud to support your organization’s deployment, management and support needs.

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Posted on 9/18/19 4:02 PM by New Horizons in Microsoft, in Microsoft Learning, in Microsoft Azure, in SATV

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