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Lync & Exchange Deployment Planning Services (L&EDPS)

By February 5, 2013November 13th, 2020Blog, Lync 2013, Lync Server 2010

Do you need help planning your Microsoft Lync or Exchange deployment? Organizations that have contracted Enterprise Agreements for Microsoft Licensing can be Granted Microsoft Software Assurance benefit vouchers. You get a set number of Planning Services days, depending on the type and number of licenses you have with Software Assurance. These days can be used for any Planning Services engagement, which range from 1 to 15 days in length. You select the engagement, along with PEI, to arrange and complete the engagement onsite.

Customers can use L&EDPS to cover the cost of planning services to help them understand why and how to deploy Lync Server or Exchange Server. Depending on the number of days the customer qualifies for and the services they are interested in receiving the L&EDPS engagement may include a variety of benefits including:

  • Understanding basic functionality provided by Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Exchange
  • Leverage an expert for their deployment planning activities and questions
  • Understanding of architectural and operational aspects of Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Exchange
  • Planning for both online and on-premises (hybrid) solution deployment
  • Next steps to continue planning efforts

PEI can help you identify the correct Engagement Type to product a deployment, upgrade or migration plan, while also helping you better understand the business value of adoption by trying out the technology firsthand within the context of a hands-on lab.

To find out more about Planning Services, go to Microsoft’s Planning Services site:

Many organizations fail to redeem their SA vouchers before they expire. Let’s put them to good use on solutions that will benefit your organization and enhance your communications.

There are only a few partners in the Rocky Mountain region qualified and authorized to deliver L&EDPS engagements. Our experience and track record with Lync and Exchange is second-to-none. Contact PEI at to find out more. It’s easy to get started.

Tim Krueger, PEI

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