If they haven't deployed already, businesses are starting to think about deploying Windows Vista and Office 2007. Microsoft Partners have a great opportunity to provide deployment services for these new technologies and do so in a repeatable, process-driven manner. The Business Desktop Deployment Accelerator (BDD) provides tools, resources, guidance with which any business can plan and execute a successful deployment but that doesn't mean every business will want to do it themselves.
The DDPS Portal
Partners can provide deployment services for businesses who don't want to do it themselves. These businesses however want assurances that deployment will be successful and of high quality. Partners can enhance their credibility by undertaking training and certification on deployment of Vista and Office 2007 and we've just launched the Desktop Deployment Planning Service (DDPS) Partner Portal which is FREE to partners so they can download deployment engagement materials featuring Deployment training, Deployment Session Presentations, Document Deliverables etc.
In a couple of weeks there'll be a Virtual PC demo environment available that partners will be able to order. This will feature:
Next, there will be a DVD available in the Technical Demo Toolkit (TDT) which will cover all of the above. Here are the timelines for all the releases including links to the difference resources:
Cost to Partner
DDPS Partner Portal
DDPS Engagement Materials Only (NO VPCS)
Release to Web (RTW)~Feb 26th
DDPS Engagement Materials + Demo Environment
On Demand DVD production
Partner pays cost of production + shipping
RTW + 14 Days
Technical Demonstration Toolkit
DVDs as Broad reach to 40K Partners
All partners registered for TDT ~40K
RTW + ~60 Days
70-624, launched on 14th Feb, is the TS exam testing based on the Business Desktop Deployment 2007 Solution Accelerator (BDD 2007). 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 Business Desktop Deployment 2007 Solution Accelerator. Get along to your testing center to get certified!
Free Exam Vouchers!
To get hold of your free deployment vouchers (5 per Partner) copy and paste the form below into an email, fill it out and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The first 200 partners will receive 70-624 exam vouchers!
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