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Take action and move your Microsoft Partner Network membership management to Partner Center. Once you move you will be able to renew your membership and access tools, resources, and new membership offers to help continue growing your business.
This program gives our most capable Azure MSPs full support to help drive revenue for themselves—and their customers.
Being an Azure Expert MSP has many advantages. Here are a few benefits designed to help your business stand out and excel.
Earn an exclusive Azure Expert MSP badge, get showcased to our customers, and gain top priority in our referral engine.
Be prioritized for co-sell engagements and leads.
Get support to develop new practices.
Attend exclusive events and participate in monthly calls with Azure engineering.
Azure Expert MSPs must pass a time and cost-intensive auditing process. Review the key steps below.
To get started, you must already hold Gold Cloud Platform competency status and meet other business requirements explained below.
If you meet all the requirements listed below, you can access the application process and submit it for review.
After an initial check, we’ll connect you to a third-party auditor who will conduct an intensive two-day audit against the latest published checklist.
You’ll be re-evaluated annually to ensure you continue to meet updated technology standards.
Becoming an Azure Expert MSP involves both a pre-audit assessment and on-site audit. Depending on your business, the process can take more than 300 hours of effort, requiring expertise from across your business.
Review the list to see if you qualify. If you meet the eight basic requirements, you can start the application process.
All partners must have an active Gold Cloud Platform competency.
You must drive a high minimum bar of Azure consumed revenue per month.
You are required to have an active CSP contract in place.
Your MSP offer must be listed in AppSource or Azure Marketplace.
Your business’s Azure MSP offering must be promoted on your website.
Must meet minimum number of individuals with required certifications.
You'll need to submit four customer references for your Azure MSP solution, including one public case study.
You must have Advanced Support for Partners or Premier Support for Partners covering Azure.
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If you don’t qualify for the Azure Expert MSP at this time, you can still build your Microsoft partnership through membership enhancements, training, and other growth opportunities.
Qualify for competencies to help your business stand out from the rest.
Take a few training courses to increase your Azure knowledge and offering.
Look through the Cloud Practice Playbooks to start transforming your business today.
Share info and insights with other Azure Expert MSPs by participating in the exclusive partner community.
Differentiate yourself and increase your credibility in the market with these resources available only to Azure Expert MSP partners.
Display your Azure MSP expertise by using our easy Microsoft Logo Builder Toll to create your Azure Expert MSP badge.
See how to set up your company profile to get noticed and represent the unique offerings and value you deliver.
What does it mean to your customers that you’re an Azure Expert MSP? Help them understand and see the value.
Learn about the step-by-step process that helps ensure Azure Expert MSPs are prioritized for co-selling with Microsoft.
Get the support you need to move Azure MSP sales quickly forward.
Your Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) end-customers can receive Azure credit during the proof of concept (POC) period. Download the partner instructions to apply for Azure Access CSP POC sponsorship today.
Take advantage of easier wins with the chance to migrate your Enterprise Agreement (EA) customers to a Cloud Solution Provider agreement.
Take advantage of the benefits Azure Expert MSPs receive. Get info on how to request, activate, and track usage of the credit.
Gain guidance and insights from deep technical experts who work closely with the Microsoft engineering team through this invitation-only community.
Enhance efficiency, profitability, and growth in your managed services business with the tools to manage your customers’ cloud accounts at scale and help lead their digital transformation.