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Welcome to the Microsoft Australia Partner Hub

The latest news, solutions, tools and resources to support your growing Cloud business.

Noticeboard for Partners in Australia

Welcome to the Australian Partner Hub. This locally managed site is curated specifically for our Australian partners to showcase the latest news and resources to help you make the most of your partnership with Microsoft.

To bring you the latest updates, this noticeboard is updated on a weekly basis.

Last updated: 30 October 2020

NEW Advanced Specialisation

Partners with an active gold competency who demonstrate deep knowledge in a specific area may seek an advanced specialisation. Check out our new  Modern Workplace Advanced Specialisations.

  • Adoption & Change Management
  • Calling for Microsoft Teams
  • Teamwork Deployment

FY21 Competency extension capability in Partner Center – We are offering competency extensions to partners with a competency anniversary dates from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2020. You will need to take this action in Partner Center and pay your competency fee. Learn more here

Virtual Instructor Led Training

Check out the VILT Page to see the list of 35 VILTs that are available on-demand.

Microsoft Trainings

The skills required to advance your career and earn your spot at the top do not come easily. Now there’s a more rewarding approach to hands-on learning that helps you achieve your goals faster. Learn more at  Microsoft Learn.

Waiving reschedule and cancellation fees

In response to COVID-19, and the disruption this is bringing to our lives, Microsoft has announced some key updates to certifications, exams and vouchers. This includes waiving reschedule and cancellation fees if you make the change at least 24 hours prior of your scheduled exam.
You can view the full  blog post here.

 

(NEW) We’re expanding opportunities for partners in the Cloud Solution Provider program – find out more here.

Share the information with your customer on the Microsoft Open License program changes through the customer blog

Microsoft Partner Agreement (MPA) enforcement for Indirect Resellers - Microsoft will begin MPA enforcement for our Indirect Resellers from the 26th of October until the end of November. Indirect Resellers that have not accepted the MPA will be unable to create new customers or place new orders for existing customers in the Cloud Solution Provider Program. Indirect Providers to work with their Indirect Resellers to ensure compliance and to prevent disruptions to provisioning. Refer to our Microsoft Partner Agreement FAQ for more info.

Co-selling with Microsoft – Check out these resources to help you

  1. Co-selling with Microsoft
  2. Videos - Co-sell experience gallery
  3. Partner Sales Connect to Partner Center Transition workbook
  4. Co-sell Operating Model Guide
  5. Opportunity sharing through Partner Center training – 20 October 2020
  6. Co-sell Partner engagement guide
  7. Selling with Microsoft
  8. Global Co-Sell Enablement Sessions
  9. Publishing and managing co-sell offers in commercial marketplace

CSP Community Calls

CSP Community Q&A calls are dedicated to assist CSP Direct Bill and Indirect Partners with questions related to CSP launches and upcoming changes. It is highly recommended that you attend or watch the recording of these calls, to hear of the latest updates.

Register for upcoming sessions here
Watch the recording of the October 2020 CSP Community call here.

Empower your companies growth, with Microsoft Partner Investment and Incentives. Get started here

Coming Soon

NEW Advanced Specialisation

Partners with an active gold competency who demonstrate deep knowledge in a specific area may seek an advanced specialisation. Check out our new  Modern Workplace Advanced Specialisations.
  • Adoption & Change Management
  • Calling for Microsoft Teams
  • Teamwork Deployment
The Secure Remote Work Workshop

This one-day partner-led engagement is designed to help customers rapidly deploy remote work scenarios to empower employees to stay connected, while enabling IT to maintain security and control. During the workshop, customers will learn about enabling cloud identity, and receive guidance about rapid deployment of Teams, the Teams adoption kit, and secure access to Teams. Learn more about the Secure Remote Work Workshop.

Understand the path to profitability!

Whether you’re a services partner or an ISV, you will learn from different subject matter experts on how Power Platform can help you grow your business. Register for an upcoming session here

BizApps supporting customers during COVID-19 response Because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Microsoft Business Applications is  announcing several new offers across Power Platform and Dynamics 365.

Join the conversation with Australian partners in this dedicated zone.

Subscribe to the monthly Australian Partner Newsletter to get the latest news, events and offers

Watch our previous Partner Connect sessions on-demand and register for an upcoming event here

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Australian Partner Readiness programs

Connect, learn and collaborate with Microsoft and Partners from Australia by accessing the Training and Enablement programs offered on our Partner Readiness Forum.

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Read the latest Australian blogs 

Stay up to date with the latest partner news from Microsoft Australia. 

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Stay connected to Microsoft

To stay connected with Microsoft make sure that your details are updated in Partner Center. Select Dashboard on the top right and assign user roles across your organisation. This will ensure the right people in your organisation receive newsletters and information about upcoming webinars to keep you connected.

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Partner Quarterly Connect

Connect with the local Microsoft One Commercial Partner team to cover key information about commercial changes, new programs, upcoming events and the opportunity to ask questions to our presenters.

Fy21 Strategy Lift Off Session

Watch the recordings of our FY21 Strategy Lift Off Session, which covers our key priorities and strategy for each solution area, Industry, Surface and Small, Medium, Corporate.

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Join the conversation

Connect with the Microsoft Partner Community to learn more about the benefits of building partnerships. Get real-world answers to your questions and find new ways to grow your business.

Connect now

Subscribe to the Australian Partner Newsletter

For the latest local news, updates, training and events.

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Need one-on-one advice?

Use the Partner Engagement form to request a call back from the Microsoft Australia Team.

Complete the form here

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