Partners who demonstrate deep knowledge, extensive experience, and proven success deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork workloads may seek the Teamwork Deployment advanced specialization.
Customers need to properly configure, set up, and migrate to the Office 365 service before they can begin taking full advantage of it. Teamwork deployment services present partners with a critical opportunity to ensure customers achieve business value from Exchange Online, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint Online, and Yammer, which can increase customer lifetime value for the partner. The Teamwork Deployment advanced specialization allows partners with an active Gold Cloud Productivity Competency to further differentiate their organization, demonstrate their capabilities, and build stronger connections with customers.
Partners who meet the comprehensive requirements to earn an advanced specialization receive a customer-facing label that they can display on their business profile in the Microsoft solution provider finder, are prioritized in customer searches to drive new business, and can generate a certified letter from Microsoft that verifies the advanced specialization that they have earned.
Learn more about advanced specializations.
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 towards attaining a Cloud Productivity competency and applicable advanced specializations. Review the FAQ for more information on this change.
How do I apply?
Only administrators of an organization’s Microsoft partner account can submit an application for the Teamwork Deployment advanced specialization on behalf of the organization. If you have the appropriate role and access, you can apply by signing in to Partner Center and navigating to your Partner Center dashboard > Competencies > advanced specialization. If you are still in PMC, review our help page and transition guide to learn more about how to move your membership to Partner Center. Once you have moved, you can apply through your Partner Center dashboard.