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Aligned to the needs of customers, Microsoft competencies let you demonstrate your areas of technical capability.
Help your customers compete better and grow faster in the cloud.
Highlight your expertise in providing development services on an enterprise-proven platform.
Seamlessly integrate applications and data and automate business processes across the enterprise.
Help customers modernize their infrastructure and migrate applications and data to the cloud.
Manage the process, people, and technology to get powerful apps into customers’ hands.
Transform datacenters to become more flexible, scalable, and cost-effective with solutions that bridge on-premises and the cloud.
Advanced specializations may be earned by partners with extensive experience and who demonstrate deep knowledge in a specific area. For partners with an active Gold Cloud Productivity Competency who want to further differentiate their organizations, demonstrate their expertise, and build stronger connections with customers, we’ve recently launched additional advanced specializations.
Create intelligent business applications through the power of Microsoft Dynamics 365.
Demonstrate your expertise as a Dynamics 365 partner and leader in delivering business-ready apps and services.
Help your customers make data-driven decisions with global visibility, scalability, and digital intelligence.
The Cloud CRM Competency is no longer available for attainment or renewal and will be retired on October 1, 2020.
Starting April 1, 2021, the Partner Contribution Indicators (PCI) score will be used to determine partners eligibility towards attaining or renewing the Cloud Business Applications competency. The PCI score is a more holistic measurement of a partner’s abilities to deliver successful customer outcomes. Check your PCI score in Partner Center regularly to make sure you’re eligible to attain or renew the Cloud Business Applications competency when your renewal window opens on or after April 1, 2021.
We are updating the Business Applications competencies to help you better serve your customers’ needs.
Give your customers a competitive edge through Data and AI.
Deliver customers actionable business insights they can use to transform their businesses.
Enable customers to harness big data and analytics on-premises, in the cloud, and in hybrid environments.
Help your customers create more engaged, flexible, and productive employees.
Deliver SharePoint solutions and take advantage of a fast-growing market opportunity.
Demonstrate your expertise in delivering solutions that use Skype for Business in both hybrid and cloud environments.
Showcase your expertise in delivering Office 365—the leader in commercial-grade productivity solutions.
Help customers address important compliance issues and emerging security threats.
With a competency in Exchange and Exchange Online products, you can help bring customers the collaborative tools they need.
Deliver complete project and portfolio management solutions built on our leading platform.
Validate your capabilities to deliver security solutions on the Microsoft platform and help customers guard against threats, protect data, and maintain compliance.
Empower small and midsize business customers to work from anywhere with best-in-class productivity and security.
Help your customers unleash the power of Windows, from deployment to delivering state-of-the-art devices.