Customer Relationship Management
The CRM competency recognizes partners who expand relationships with customers to help them plan their Microsoft Dynamics CRM implementation. Differentiate your company with this competency and receive access to internal use rights licenses, CRM training, joint marketing campaigns, and demo/dev account of Microsoft Dynamics CRM online and deployment planning services.
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Devices and Deployment
The Devices and Deployment competency recognizes partners who sell, deploy, and manage solutions based on the Windows platform. Differentiate your company with this competency and establish yourself as an expert to customers looking for the best Windows experience. Help plan and roll-out customer Windows environments and optimize their desktop experience.
The Digital Advertising competency enables partners to discover their opportunity as a search advertising professional. Search advertising, or pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, is an easy and cost-effective way to drive leads for your customers at the point of search. Differentiate your company with this competency that offers advertising campaigns across the Yahoo, Bing Network and have access to search ad coupons, internal use software licenses, and industry insights.
The Distributor competency recognizes partners who showcase expertise in helping mutual Reseller Partners configure the most effective everyday hybrid (cloud plus on-premises) solutions for today’s SMB customers, as well as service those customers through a very productive lifecycle. Differentiate your company with this competency by leveraging the best in breed combination of traditional, digital, and social media advertising.
The Hosting competency recognizes partners who have a hosting business model. Differentiate your company with this competency to access resources and materials designed to help with private hosted and hybrid cloud offerings to build Microsoft expertise and customer propositions. Consider enrolling in this competency if your business offers hosted Exchange, SQL, Lync, SharePoint, or other hosted Microsoft workloads. Ideal for partners with a SPLA agreement.
Identity and Access
The Identity and Access competency recognizes partners that help companies access and protect corporate information across the data center and the cloud. Differentiate your company with this competency and receive access to internal use software licenses, technical and presales support, training for your IT professionals, and incentives for selling and fulfilling Microsoft Volume Licensing Open program licenses.
The Intelligent Systems competency recognizes partners who develop and deploy Intelligent Systems solutions including the rapidly growing market for Internet of Things to match customer needs. Differentiate your company with this competency and receive internal use rights licenses, industry specific and Internet of Things campaign assets, corporate and regional incentives, and online training and readiness materials.
The Learning competency recognizes partners who enhance the business value of Microsoft technologies by offering training services to customers and partners. Differentiate your business as a proven Learning partner and be eligible for program benefits inclusive of training use software, specialized content, software assurance training vouchers, and marketing co-op funds to further grow your business.
Midmarket Solutions Provider
Midmarket businesses want partners who recognize their infrastructure processes, needs, and costs. Demonstrate your expertise to this untapped market.
The OEM competency recognizes partners who expand customer opportunities and differentiate their company’s expertise in designing and delivering quality hardware solutions optimized with the latest Microsoft software. Differentiate your company with this competency and receive access for internal use rights licenses, marketing resources through the OEM Partner Center, incentives, and the OEM training zone.
Software Asset Management
Customers want to optimize their software assets. Assure them that you are one of the partners who can help them.
Acquiring and managing software licenses can be complex and daunting. Be the trusted expert, with Microsoft Volume Licensing solutions and services.