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Cloud Productivity

Show your technical capabilities in advanced Office 365 productivity solutions

A Cloud Productivity competency highlights your organization’s skills in delivering innovative Office 365 solutions, showing how you can help customers deploy and manage applications like Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Teams, and Skype for Business.

Requirements

See the requirements for the competency options you’re interested in below.

Competency options

Your company will need to meet the competency requirements, validate required exams and skills each year, and pay the annual fee within your renewal window to retain your competency status and access associated benefits.

Benefits

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

Silver Competency
Gold Competency

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Priority listing in the partner directory

Receive prioritized listing in the Microsoft partner directory, connect with more customers, and get the right referrals.

Competency badge

Promote your expertise and technical capabilities with competency badges.

Microsoft co-branded materials

Demonstrate your Microsoft partnership and increase your credibility with a partner logo and certified letter. Start creating in Partner Center.

Priority listing in the partner directory

Receive prioritized listing in the Microsoft partner directory, connect with more customers, and get the right referrals.

Competency badge

Promote your expertise and technical capabilities with competency badges.

Microsoft co-branded materials

Demonstrate your Microsoft partnership and increase your credibility with a partner logo and certified letter. Start creating in Partner Center.

Priority listing in the partner directory

Receive prioritized listing in the Microsoft partner directory, connect with more customers, and get the right referrals.

Silver Competency
Gold Competency

Go-to-market resources

Speed up time to market, generate demand, and expand your business with a self-service portfolio of best-in-class marketing content and programs.

Marketing content and programs tailored for partners with a silver competency.

Marketing content and programs tailored for partners with a gold competency.

Technical enablement and practice building

Build skills to build your business, from readiness assessment to growing your team and digital transformation. Explore enablement resources.

Product support

Access product support with incidents included in your benefits. Learn more about your product support options.

15 support incidents

20 support incidents

Product licenses

Review the product licenses included with your competency by downloading the competency benefits table, or sign in to Partner Center to review the programs and licenses currently available.

Go-to-market resources

Speed up time to market, generate demand, and expand your business with a self-service portfolio of best-in-class marketing content and programs.

Marketing content and programs tailored for partners with a silver competency.

Technical enablement and practice building

Build skills to build your business, from readiness assessment to growing your team and digital transformation. Explore enablement resources.

Product support

Access product support with incidents included in your benefits. Learn more about your product support options.

15 support incidents

Product licenses

Review the product licenses included with your competency by downloading the competency benefits table, or sign in to Partner Center to review the programs and licenses currently available.

Go-to-market resources

Speed up time to market, generate demand, and expand your business with a self-service portfolio of best-in-class marketing content and programs.

Marketing content and programs tailored for partners with a gold competency.

Technical enablement and practice building

Build skills to build your business, from readiness assessment to growing your team and digital transformation. Explore enablement resources.

Product support

Access product support with incidents included in your benefits. Learn more about your product support options.

20 support incidents

Product licenses

Review the product licenses included with your competency by downloading the competency benefits table, or sign in to Partner Center to review the programs and licenses currently available.

Silver Competency
Gold Competency

Investment and incentive programs

Find out if your competency qualifies you for an investment and incentive program that supports your strategic business and technical goals and rewards your efforts and success.

Advanced Specializations

By attaining and maintaining a Gold Cloud Productivity competency and meeting additional requirements, you may be eligible to earn advanced specializations to demonstrate your business’s extensive experience and deep knowledge in specific solution areas with high customer demand.

Investment and incentive programs

Find out if your competency qualifies you for an investment and incentive program that supports your strategic business and technical goals and rewards your efforts and success.

Advanced Specializations

By attaining and maintaining a Gold Cloud Productivity competency and meeting additional requirements, you may be eligible to earn advanced specializations to demonstrate your business’s extensive experience and deep knowledge in specific solution areas with high customer demand.

Investment and incentive programs

Find out if your competency qualifies you for an investment and incentive program that supports your strategic business and technical goals and rewards your efforts and success.

Advanced Specializations

By attaining and maintaining a Gold Cloud Productivity competency and meeting additional requirements, you may be eligible to earn advanced specializations to demonstrate your business’s extensive experience and deep knowledge in specific solution areas with high customer demand.

Updates to Cloud Productivity competency and applicable advanced specializations

Monthly active usage (MAU) has replaced active entitlements (AE) as the way we measure performance requirements. While AE is measured at the SKU level, MAU measures at the customer tenant level. With MAU, we can more accurately measure your progress toward attaining a Cloud Productivity competency and applicable advanced specializations. Read the FAQ for more information about this change.

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Introducing new Modern Workplace Advanced Specializations

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.

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A broader path to competencies

Claiming Partner of Record (CPOR) is now available for the Cloud Productivity competency. Learn more about how CPOR can help you meet this competency’s requirements.