Law firm finds good use for unused DPS days

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Every Microsoft client subscribed to an Enterprise Agreement (EA) is entitled to an allocated amount of Deployment Planning Services (DPS) days. These are effectively vouchers that can be used to pay towards implementing Microsoft application-driven solutions. They can be exchanged for training, support and consultancy services from an approved Microsoft Partner like Content and Code.

One of our clients, a Top 20 UK law firm, recently used this approach as a way of planning their transition to Office 365. The company wanted access to email from anywhere, enhanced file access and management, reduced infrastructure costs and to make new starter on-boarding easy and immediate. These benefits were deemed sufficient to approve the spend on a pilot project of 50 initial users, accessing Exchange Online and One Drive for Business.

So far, we have deployed Exchange Online and migrated the pilot user mailboxes to the cloud as part of an initial programme. In doing so, the company has been able to assess the value of this software and gain feedback from its employees, before committing to more major infrastructure changes and a company-wide rollout.

Due to the success of this pilot programme plans are now underway for Content and Code to implement all other Office 365 components key to the organisation’s requirements, namely: Skype for Business, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Yammer, Office Pro Plus and OneDrive for Business.

DPS days

Why not use your DPS days to ensure you’re making the most of your Microsoft technology, or to plan a specific project to prove your business case? Contact us to find out how.

We are also hosting a Breakfast Briefing for Legal firms on October 12. This free to attend event will discuss Office 365 objectives, priorities and lessons learned for the sector. You can register here.

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