Volume customers with Software Assurance can leverage their existent agreements in order to make the jump to Microsoft’s Cloud based productivity offerings.According to the software giant, Software Assurance can help streamline migrations to Office 365.
Microsoft is even offering a free factsheet for download dubbed “Move to Office 365 with Software Assurance” which SA customers can look over.
Microsoft explains that there are a number of Software Assurance benefits that can help customers not only evaluate Office 365, but also plan and prepare for the migration, and even train users to work with Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Lync Online.
“These Planning Services engagements include options to: understand the value and new functionality of Office 365; understand the architectural and operational aspects of Office 365; experience and test aspects of Office 365; [and] define a plan for migrating to Office 365,” a member of the Microsoft VL team revealed.
“When you’re are ready to move to Office 365, Planning Services can help you prepare your desktops, including identifying and proposing steps to remediate potential migration issues.”
SA also packs training benefits that allow customers to get their IT staff as well as users up to speed on the Office 365 services.
Through SA deals, Microsoft is offering not only online e-learning resource, but also actual in-classroom training for IT pros.
“Once you move to Office 365, you’ll find that the software support you need is included as part of the Office 365 service offering. As you plan your migration to Office 365, remember to take advantage of your Software Assurance Planning Services days to help you assess your IT environment for your migration,” the Microsoft VL team representative added.
“In addition, as you consider moving other workloads to the cloud the Software Assurance program will continue to evolve to support your software needs on-premises, in the cloud or in hybrid environment, with on-premises licenses continuing to earn SA benefits.”