Microsoft will be implementing major changes to the Software Assurance Benefit. Effective on February 1, 2020, training vouchers will be phased out of Software Assurance benefits and will not be able to be used to convert to planning services days.
In short, the key takeaways are:
- SATVs can no longer be converted to planning services days
- Accrual of new training vouchers set to retire
- As-needed support to replace incident-based support
- Train now before benefits are gone
Based on the transition schedule the most pressing deadline at this moment is February 1, 2020. If you have employees that need training on Microsoft Azure, all classes being funded by Software Assurance Training Vouchers must be completed by February 1, 2020. Due to this announcement, we expect a significant increase in Azure class registrations. To ensure availability for your personnel we suggest scheduling them into Azure training as soon as possible. Our available Azure classes may be viewed here.
Our team is available to assist of you need help determining appropriate courses, creating training vouchers or registering your students.