Microsoft SA Planning Services

Desktop Deployment Planning Services

  • Windows and Office Deployment Planning
    • This engagement is designed for customers taking their first steps in planning to deploy modern devices running Windows 10 Enterprise and Office 365 ProPlus. An onsite engineer will help build a lab to explore features, servicing models, and capabilities, and help customers understand new security enhancements, explore deployment options, evaluate infrastructure dependencies, and how to keep current.

Engagement length options: 1, 3, 5, 10, or 15 days

  •  Mobile Productivity Deployment Planning
    • Mobile Productivity Deployment Planning engagements are designed to help customers understand how activating the Office applications on employees’ mobile devices will deliver productivity benefits to the business. These engagements are offered to help you envision and prepare the customer for a successful onboarding experience. They should be delivered during your sales or planning activities and will provide a proven and defined method to ease transition, amplify user engagement, reduce project risk, and provide faster time to value.

Engagement length options: 1, 3, 5, 10, or 15 days

  • Modern IT Enterprise Security Proof of Concept 
    • The five-day Modern IT Enterprise Security Proof of Concept engagement is designed to help enhance the potential security benefits of Windows 10 Enterprise, Office 365 ProPlus, and EMS in your customer’s environment, focusing on the Microsoft 365 E5 security features.

Engagement length options: 5 days

Skype for Business and Exchange Deployment Planning Services

  • Exchange Deployment Planning
    • This stand-alone engagement allows you to guide customers through an envisioning and planning process resulting in a clear implementation path designed to achieve their business objectives. The Exchange Deployment Planning engagement focuses on the business and technology aspects of Exchange and defines a high-level implementation plan.

Engagement length options: 1, 3, 5, 10, or 15 days

  • Skype for Business Deployment Planning
    • This stand-alone engagement allows you to guide customers through an envisioning and planning process resulting in a clear implementation path designed to achieve the their business objectives. The Skype for Business Deployment Planning engagement focuses on the business and technology aspects of Skype for Business Server and defines a high-level implementation plan.

Engagement length options: 1, 3, 5, 10, or 15 days

Public Cloud Microsoft Azure Deployment Planning Services 

  • Integrating Azure Storage with Customers’ BCDR.
    • Meet your data storage needs by integrating and migrating your current storage, backup, and Disaster Recovery Solutions with Azure storage. Azure storage helps reduce data storage and archive costs, while also increasing your security and compliance ability.
    • Migrating VMs and Applications to Azure IaaS.
    •  Assess, prioritize, and begin migrating existing virtualized applications to Microsoft Azure.
  • Modernizing Apps using App Service
    • Modernize your applications using Azure App Service. Rapidly create and deploy new apps to production and development environments, automate deployments with CI/CD, and use the platform to quickly scale.
  • Modernizing Apps using Containers.
    •  Each container platform (e.g., Service Fabric, App Service on Linux, AKS) has specific considerations and optimal scenarios. Once the best approach has been identified, this engagement can provide you with the optimal detailed architecture and strategy, and help drive key decisions such as which orchestrator to use, the best way to deploy new apps on this new platform, and how to satisfy security concerns.
  • Implementing Event-driven Apps (Serverless).
    • Identify which services can move to Azure Functions and the best route for re-architecting or building new microservices on Azure Functions. Once identified, this engagement will help determine other cloud services that should be integrated into the application, such as Logic Apps, Cosmos DB, Event Hubs, IoT Hub, etc.
  • Implementing Application Develop and Test Scenarios on Azure.
    • Implement a scalable, secure and cost-effective development and test environment on Azure. By using Azure IaaS and Azure Dev Services, you can provision a development and test environment in a matter of minutes, and as needed, while also scaling environments up or down as your needs change.
  • Implementing Azure Security and Management Services.
    • By leveraging the power of the cloud using Microsoft’s Azure Security and Management services you can address new and unique ways to meet your cloud and IT operational needs. With solutions like Azure Security Center, Azure Backup and Azure Monitor customers can enhance and extend the capabilities of their current IT operations solutions from the datacenter to the cloud. Software Assurance Public Cloud, Microsoft Azure Deployment Planning Services Software Assurance.
  • Enterprise Mobility + Security Identity and Access Management.
    • Centrally secure and manage identities with an Identity and Access Management cloud solution (Azure Active Directory) that extends your on-premises directories into the cloud and provides secure single sign-on to thousands of cloud (SaaS) apps and access to web apps you run on-premises. Built for ease of use, Azure Active Directory enables enterprise mobility and collaboration and delivers advanced identity protection through Multi-Factor Authentication, security reports, audits, alerts and adaptive conditional access policies based on device health, user location, and risk level.
  • Enterprise Mobility + Security Identity Driven Security.
    • Assess core capabilities needed to deploy a holistic and innovative approach to security on-premises and in the cloud. Identity driven security addresses your security challenges by protecting at the front door using advanced risk-based conditional access, protecting your data with deep visibility into user activity and stronger controls, and helping you uncover suspicious activity using behavioral analytics technologies to take immediate action.
  • Enterprise Mobility + Security Information Protection.
    • Protect company data at the file level. Outline a plan to deploy a security solution that helps classify, label, and ultimately protect data at the time of creation. Enable safe sharing of sensitive data inside and outside of your organization. Gain visibility and control over shared data.
  • Enterprise Mobility + Security Managed Mobile Productivity.
    •  Keep your corporate information secure. Microsoft mobile application management and mobile device management solutions help minimize the complexity of the proliferation of personal and corporate devices by offering management capabilities both on premises and in the cloud, all from a single console.

SharePoint Deployment Planning Services

  • SharePoint Deployment Planning
    • This structured engagement is designed to showcase how SharePoint helps enterprises share, organize, discover, build, and manage information, content, applications, sites, skills, and expertise. It is designed to help organizations discover what’s new in the platform, understand how to apply the capabilities, develop a logical architecture, and create a roadmap to deployment.

Engagement length options: 1, 3, 5, 10, or 15 days

  • Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) Solution Planning
    • This stand-alone, 5-day engagement lets you guide customers through an envisioning and planning process resulting in a clear implementation path designed to achieve the customer’s business objectives. It focuses on the business and technology aspects of PPM Solution Planning methodologies, gives an overview of Project Server capabilities, and defines an implementation plan.
  • Engagement length options: 5 days
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