Desktop Deployment Planning Services (DDPS) can help an organization deploy Microsoft Office or Windows software to increase usage, improve productivity, and lower costs. Your DDPS consultant collaborates with the customer to create a comprehensive deployment plan that includes analysis, business case, process, and technical procedures.
The service is based on the Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment and best practices from Microsoft. The objective is to help reduce the cost and complexity associated with high levels of process and automation. The number of engagement days is 1, 3, 5, 10, or 15—as determined by your Software Assurance coverage.
NEW! DDPS Now Supporting Windows 7!
DDPS version 3.5.1 provides partners supporting deployment tools for 2007 Office, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. DDPS version 3.5.1
– Program Materials
‒ Hydration Tools
‒ Delivery Guidance
‒ Leave-Behind CD
‒ Demo Scripts
‒ Packing List
The latest versions of DDPS are more flexible and ‘templatized’ to address the most common customer scenarios and deployment opportunities – optimizing existing or available Microsoft technologies.
With DDPS, the partner can enable large customers to assess and evaluate the business value of upgrading their Microsoft Office and Windows software, and to deploy new versions more easily. Focus on “zero touch” methodologies to automate deployments and patching.
Customer Value: Reduces cost and complexity of software deployment with expert planning and automation tools delivered by certified and qualified partners, which increases IT productivity.
Partner Value: You can offer additional services and integration points to your existing customers, and get paid by Microsoft to deliver deployment planning to qualified customers.
Info on the Partner Portal : https://partner.microsoft.com/global/40028913
DDPS Resources : https://iwsolve.partners.extranet.microsoft.com/psb/Resources.aspx
How to become a DDPS Partner : https://iwsolve.partners.extranet.microsoft.com/psb/Engagementprocess.aspx
DDPS certification exams:
MS Learning Exam 74-139 is based on the Standard Edition of the Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployments (BDDA) Version 2.5. It is the existing DDPS certification exam for consultants on Windows XP and Office 2003 remains. The materials covered in the exam include knowledge of successful desktop deployment project management, and technologies and tools included within the Standard Edition of the Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployments.
MS Learning Exam 70-624 is the TS exam testing based on the Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployments 2007 (BDD 2007). The new DDPS certification exam for consultants launched February 14th. The materials covered in the exam include knowledge of successful Windows Vista and 2007 Office desktop deployment project management, and technologies and tools included within the Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployments 2007.