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Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop Specialization

Program Overview and Requirements

Program Overview

Partners who demonstrate deep knowledge, extensive experience, and proven success in deploying, optimizing, and securing virtual desktop infrastructure on Azure may seek the Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop specialization.

The Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop specialization allows partners with an active Solutions Partner for Infrastructure (Azure) designation to further differentiate their organizations, validate their capabilities, and build stronger connections with customers.

Partners who meet the comprehensive requirements to earn a specialization receive a customer-facing label they can display on their business profile in the Microsoft Solution Provider Finder, gain access to specific Microsoft go- to-market programs, are prioritized in customer searches to drive new business, and can generate a certified letter from Microsoft that verifies the specialization that they have earned.

Learn more about specializations.

How do I apply?

Only an MPN Account Administrator or a Global Administrator of an organization's Microsoft partner account can submit an application for the Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop specialization on behalf of the organization. If you have the appropriate role and access, you can apply by signing into Partner Center and navigating to your Partner Center dashboard > Membership > Specializations.

What are the requirements?

Eligible partners must meet the highest standards for service delivery and support. All requirements will be verified by Microsoft and/or a third-party vendor, either automatically or by manual review, and are subject to change.


Your organization must have an active Solutions Partner for Infrastructure (Azure) designation.


Your company must show a monthly average of at least USD2,500 of ACR in the previous three (3) months from at least three (3) customers (aggregated from across your customers).

Learn more about Azure ACR.

ACR can be achieved through Digital Partner of Record, Partner Admin Link, and Cloud Solution Provider.

Government subscriptions (i.e. Fairfax) are not eligible for ACR via PAL association.


Your company must have at least three (3) individuals who have passed the following certifications (each certification listed below is held by at least one individual):


Your company must also have at least three individuals pass the following certification:

You can have a combination of the same individuals or different individuals meet these certification requirements.


Your company must pass a third-party audit. Please see the audit checklist for more details.