Deploy Assist for Microsoft

Access significant funding to support the deployment, training and adoption of Microsoft Surface devices in your organisation.

Whether you’re looking to transform your organisation, mobilise your sales team, inspire students or improve collaboration, our specialists can help you plan, deploy and manage the rollout of new devices and applications.

The Deploy Assist Program

Deploy Assist provides eligible organisations with up to $20,000 in funding1 to help you get the most from your Microsoft Surface devices with Microsoft 365. This program will help you streamline the adoption of Surface devices, by minimising the cost of deployment, accelerating productivity and maximising the return of investment for Surface devices in your organisation.

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The Microsoft Surface Suite

Microsoft Surface devices are intuitive, high-performance tools that give your team the power and freedom to work securely, anywhere, anytime. Built to meet the needs of modern businesses and classrooms, Surface devices drive innovation and change. With a full suite of devices, Microsoft Surface offers a solution for every user and work style.

The following services are available utilising Deploy Assist funding:

Look around in your next meeting and calculate the staff cost of that hour. How long does it actually take to start the meeting? On average, we waste six minutes before every meeting hunting call codes, dialing in, getting audio connected, focusing cameras and troubleshooting others’ failed attempts to join2. Our Modern Meeting PoC will help you:

  • Experience the value of Surface Hub (if applicable)
  • Experience the value of Microsoft Teams
  • Learn how the Surface device ties the experience together
  • Integrate these devices into a test environment
  • Walk through pre-prepared scenarios to showcase how your team can be more productive

Help your team unlock productivity, by bringing them up to speed on how to best use, deploy and manage a modern workplace.

  • Experience how the Surface device unlocks personal productivity
  • Experience how Microsoft 365, when combined with Surface, unlocks the power of the Team
  • Learn how Surface Hub can transform meetings and collaboration (if applicable)

Choose from one of two different training streams:

End User Surface Training

Upskill your staff and help them make the most of their Surface devices. Learn how to use your Modern Workplace apps and pen and touch for maximum productivity and get everyone off to a great start.

CXO, IT Surface Training

Inspire your senior management or IT team by bringing them up to speed on the value of Surface and its business potential in your organisation. This is a great way to enthuse leaders so that they share your vision.

Test your IT environment and image capability prior to deployment and prove that the solution will deliver your desired business outcomes. This engagement is structured in two parts. It includes the following activities:

Microsoft Intune

  • Setup Microsoft Intune
  • Setup compliance policies
  • Setup 5 security policies
  • Upload 3 Win32 apps and 2 Line of Business MSI installers
  • Setup Office 365 Pro Plus

Windows Autopilot

  • Setup Windows Autopilot
  • Configure Enrolment Status Page
  • Demo the Windows Autopilot deployment as deployed above
  • Test the following Windows Autopilot features – device reset, device wipe

Get hands-on help and guidance during your Surface deployment, so you can hit the ground running. We will undertake key administration tasks, like device imaging and testing, device set-up and configuration, and asset tagging. We will also help you identify technical blockers and validate capabilities to ensure the best experience when you deploy Windows 10 and Modern Workplace apps. This solution can be deployed in production. It includes the following activities:

  • Setup Microsoft Intune and Windows Autopilot
  • Setup Compliance Policies
  • Setup 5 security policies
  • Upload 3 Win32 apps and 2 Line of Business MSI installers
  • Setup Office 365 Pro Plus
  • Configure Enrolment Status Page
  • Demo the Autopilot deployment as deployed above
  • Configure SCCM3 Co-Management
  • Demonstrate how workloads can be moved between SCCM and Microsoft Intune (and back again)
  • Setup Desktop Analytics4
  • Workshop options for conditional access, self-service password reset


We Support Your Switch to Surface

The range of services offered under the Deploy Assist program are in addition to the value-added services we offer all our Microsoft Surface clients such as:

  • Modern Support through our Level 1, 24×7 Microsoft Surface Help Desk for warranty processing, and
  • Dedicated Microsoft Surface Device Specialists for on-site staff and leadership presentations.

Surface Service Desk and Portal

The Data#3 Service Desk Portal is an extension to existing level one, Surface Warranty services provided by the Data#3’s  24×7 Service Desk, 365 days a year. The portal instance is exclusive to each client and significantly improves turn-around times and the overall service experience for end users and customer help desk staff. Custom workflows allow the facilitation of device exchange pools, integrated with Microsoft support and warranty processes.


Embrace Mobile Productivity with Deploy Assist

Reach out to Data#3 and help your organisation hit the ground running with mobile productivity. Deploy Assist will ensure a smooth and rewarding switch to Surface for your organisation. As a Gold Partner and Microsoft largest Australian reseller, Data#3 is best positioned to support your Surface deployment. We are also the only Managed Authorised Surface Device Reseller in Australia that can deliver Microsoft’s Modern Workplace suite.

Contact us below to find out how much Deploy Assist funding your organisation can claim.

Apply now for Deploy Assist

Enquire below to contact a Surface Specialist to find out how much funding you’re eligible for.

1. Terms and Conditions Apply. Speak to your Surface Specialist for more information and to find out how much funding your organisation is eligible for.
2. Plantronics, (2016). Better Meeting Blueprint. [Online] Available at:
3. Note that SCCM must be on current version and in healthy state. If remediation is required, this will be charged at Time & Materials rates to rectify.
4. This will require an Azure subscription with Log Analytics. Desktop Analytics requires Windows 10 E3 or E5 licensing.


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