Microsoft Software Assurance Training Voucher (SATV) - Update Microsoft is updating Software Assurance benefits 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 The changes made also simplify benefit redemptions and replace outdated implementation mechanisms.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 optimizing their business performance through Software Assurance. Microsoft is investing in new ways to help organizations deploy, train, and get support for the products and services they buy. Because those new ways overlap with some dated and underused Software Assurance benefits, and the redemption process for some benefits are cumbersome and outdated, Microsoft is retiring those overlapping and obsolete benefits. Why Are Training Vouchers Being Removed? Customer and market feedback indicated a need for a streamlined learning experience. Microsoft is making significant investments to increase the alignment and quality of training offerings and certifications outside of Software Assurance over time. When are the SATV Changes Taking Place? These changes started in February 2020 and will gradually be implemented by January 1, 2022. July 1, 2021: No new vouchers can be created or assigned after this date. January 1, 2022: Last day to redeem training vouchers for existing contracts. How Long Do Customers Have to Use Their Existing Vouchers? Customers can continue to redeem any accrued training days as vouchers until January 1, 2022. Where Do Customers Go for Help with Their Training Benefit? Contact us today to discuss a plan to redeem your vouchers before they expire. Do You Have More Questions on SATVs? Check out SATV resource page for more details. About Microsoft SATVs Training vouchers entitle you to receive courses from Microsoft Learning partners such as United Training for a specific number of training days. The number of days granted varies by program and the number of qualifying Office and/or Windows licenses covered with Software Assurance. The benefits of Software Assurance Training Vouchers include: Employee skill enhancement—Improve productivity with training and support for your IT staff. Prepare your IT staff to deploy, manage, and support new software efficiently. Reduced training costs—Training is already included under the Software Assurance coverage. With SATV, you can provide technical training for your IT Pro and Developer staff without impacting your budget. Learning Partner support— United Training can help create an optimal training strategy for your organization and help you plan the most effective way to use training vouchers. Guaranteed pricing—Microsoft and United Training have set pricing that is included with your Software Assurance coverage. One training voucher day equals one classroom-training day.