Microsoft Software Assurance Training Vouchers (SATVs) – Notice of Retirement

 Sep 14, 2019

Microsoft is updating Software Assurance benefits beginning in February 2020 to ensure Software Assurance stays relevant and useful to customers.

With this change in direction, some Software Assurance benefits will be retired or changed to eliminate redundancies and better align Software Assurance benefits across Microsoft’s products and services portfolio. The changes made also simplify benefit redemptions and replace outdated implementation mechanisms. While each customer experience is unique, all customers can benefit from the ability to optimize their business performance through Software Assurance.

What are SATVs?
Software Assurance Training Voucher (SATV) are essentially credits your organisation can use towards free days of training. If you’d like help to understand if you have SATVs please contact us and we can talk you through the process. For a quick read visit SATV's How they Work here.

When do the changes take effect?
The changes will start in February 2020 and will gradually be implemented by January 1, 2022.

February 1, 2020:

  • Azure courses will be removed from training voucher redemption. Courses must be complete by this date in order to utilize SATVs.

February 1, 2021:

  • Retire accrual of new training vouchers.
  •  New contracts after this date won’t have any training vouchers assigned and existing contracts won’t receive any additional training vouchers.

January 1, 2022:

  • Last day to redeem training vouchers for existing contracts.

How long do customers have to use their existing SATVs? 
Customers can continue to redeem any unused SATV training days as vouchers until January 1, 2022. Azure content will be removed from the voucher course list beginning February 1, 2020. 

How can I redeem my SATVs now?
Request a Call Back today and we can assist you in redeeming your existing SATVs into Azure training before they are no longer available for redemption in February 2020. 

If your business or organization has identified an Azure project that is soon to kick off, please contact us today to talk about our Azure training solutions.

Remember. All SATV vouchers will expire in January 2022, but don't wait to schedule training. Contact us today to discuss a plan to redeem your vouchers before they expire.

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