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Application Development

Requirements

See the requirements for the competency options you’re interested in below. Partners will need to meet the competency performance requirements, validate required exams and skills each year, and pay the annual fee within their renewal window to retain their competency status and access to associated benefits.

Competency options

We’re updating exams for the Application Development competency to help ensure you have the latest technical skills to serve your customers. Make sure you meet all current requirements so you can attain or renew this competency and access its benefits.

Benefits

Once you meet all the requirements and pay the fee, you can access these benefits:

Application Development Competency benefits
Silver
Gold

Receive Go-To-Market Services and technical enablement as part of your Microsoft Partner Network membership

Use one of the 100 Microsoft Innovation Centers to help accelerate technology advances and stimulate local software economies
Generate visibility and make more money by publishing apps to the Windows and Windows Phone stores

Access the Microsoft Azure Marketplace to buy and sell finished software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps and premium data sets

Find resources to help you increase exposure for your Microsoft Azure applications with Microsoft Go-To-Market Services

Access Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN subscriptions internal-use software licenses. For additional internal-use rights benefits, please refer to the competency benefits table 5 licenses 25 licenses
Signature Support


Eligibility for the Microsoft Managed Reseller Incentive. Learn more about incentives

Eligibility for the Microsoft Hosting Incentive. Learn more about incentives

Receive Go-To-Market Services and technical enablement as part of your Microsoft Partner Network membership

Use one of the 100 Microsoft Innovation Centers to help accelerate technology advances and stimulate local software economies
Generate visibility and make more money by publishing apps to the Windows and Windows Phone stores

Access the Microsoft Azure Marketplace to buy and sell finished software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps and premium data sets

Find resources to help you increase exposure for your Microsoft Azure applications with Microsoft Go-To-Market Services

Access Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN subscriptions internal-use software licenses. For additional internal-use rights benefits, please refer to the competency benefits table
5 licenses

Eligibility for the Microsoft Managed Reseller Incentive. Learn more about incentives

Eligibility for the Microsoft Hosting Incentive. Learn more about incentives

Receive Go-To-Market Services and technical enablement as part of your Microsoft Partner Network membership

Use one of the 100 Microsoft Innovation Centers to help accelerate technology advances and stimulate local software economies
Generate visibility and make more money by publishing apps to the Windows and Windows Phone stores

Access the Microsoft Azure Marketplace to buy and sell finished software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps and premium data sets

Find resources to help you increase exposure for your Microsoft Azure applications with Microsoft Go-To-Market Services

Access Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN subscriptions internal-use software licenses. For additional internal-use rights benefits, please refer to the competency benefits table
25 licenses

Eligibility for the Microsoft Managed Reseller Incentive. Learn more about incentives

Eligibility for the Microsoft Hosting Incentive. Learn more about incentives