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See which partner offer is right for you

Explore and compare the ways Microsoft helps partners learn, build, compete, and grow.

First, join Microsoft Partner Network

Joining Microsoft Partner Network is the gateway to all the benefits of Microsoft partnership. All partners get access to a complete package of business guidance, training, and marketing tools at no cost, plus the option to unlock even richer benefits.

Three ways to make the most of your membership

Depending on your business needs and goals, choose from an Action Pack or a silver or gold competency.

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Action Pack

Get hands-on with Microsoft tech, added support, and marketing tools.

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Silver competency

Differentiate your business and access comprehensive training and tools.

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Gold competency

Show industry-leading differentiation and access even more tools and training.

Compare the benefits that can help speed up your time to market

Benefits Action Pack Silver competency Gold competency
Listing in the Microsoft partner directory Standard

Competency designation, prioritized listing, and the opportunity to connect with more customers through referrals.

Competency designation, prioritized listing, and the opportunity to connect with more customers through referrals.

Go-to-market services: A portfolio of best-in-class marketing content and programs that help you accelerate your time to market, generate demand, and expand your business.

All members of Microsoft Partner Network receive access to self-serve digital marketing resources.

Self-serve digital marketing resources:

All self-serve digital marketing resources, plus:

  • Business profile optimization and referral management: Learn how to build your business profile, optimize your listing in the partner directory, and manage leads and opportunities from Microsoft.
  • Partner-to-partner marketing assets: Access a library of marketing assets to create a joint bill of materials with another partner that can help accelerate customer conversations and drive sales.
  • Market with Microsoft: Learn how to co-brand and co-market through a personalized consultation with a Microsoft marketing specialist.
  • Partner collaboration platform: Streamline and manage your collaborative selling activities with other partners through a shared platform.

All silver competency benefits, plus:

  • Co-branded marketing assets: Receive a Microsoft co-branded template for a customer-facing presentation, one-pager, and case study. Includes personalized editorial review of assets.
  • Partner success story: Share the success of your Microsoft-enabled solution through a partner-drafted case study. Select stories will be published on the partner website.
  • Press release and editorial review: Create your own press releases using our template with the opportunity to include a quote from a Microsoft executive.
  • Partner-to-partner marketing assets and review: Access a library of marketing assets and receive an editorial review of three assets to create a joint bill of materials with another partner that can help accelerate customer conversations and drive sales.
  • Co-branded social marketing assets: Social content and image creation for publishing to your social channels.
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Listing in the Microsoft partner directory
Action Pack Standard
Silver competency

Competency designation, prioritized listing, and the opportunity to connect with more customers through referrals.

Gold competency

Competency designation, prioritized listing, and the opportunity to connect with more customers through referrals.

Go-to-market services: A portfolio of best-in-class marketing content and programs that help you accelerate your time to market, generate demand, and expand your business.

All members of Microsoft Partner Network receive access to self-serve digital marketing resources.

Action Pack

Self-serve digital marketing resources:

Silver competency

All self-serve digital marketing resources, plus:

  • Business profile optimization and referral management: Learn how to build your business profile, optimize your listing in the partner directory, and manage leads and opportunities from Microsoft.
  • Partner-to-partner marketing assets: Access a library of marketing assets to create a joint bill of materials with another partner that can help accelerate customer conversations and drive sales.
  • Market with Microsoft: Learn how to co-brand and co-market through a personalized consultation with a Microsoft marketing specialist.
  • Partner collaboration platform: Streamline and manage your collaborative selling activities with other partners through a shared platform.
Gold competency

All silver competency benefits, plus:

  • Co-branded marketing assets: Receive a Microsoft co-branded template for a customer-facing presentation, one-pager, and case study. Includes personalized editorial review of assets.
  • Partner success story: Share the success of your Microsoft-enabled solution through a partner-drafted case study. Select stories will be published on the partner website.
  • Press release and editorial review: Create your own press releases using our template with the opportunity to include a quote from a Microsoft executive.
  • Partner-to-partner marketing assets and review: Access a library of marketing assets and receive an editorial review of three assets to create a joint bill of materials with another partner that can help accelerate customer conversations and drive sales.
  • Co-branded social marketing assets: Social content and image creation for publishing to your social channels.
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Action Pack
Silver competency Logo plus certified letter from Microsoft
Gold competency Logo plus certified letter from Microsoft

Technical enablement and support

Benefits Action Pack Silver competency Gold competency
Technical enablement and practice building:
All members of the Microsoft Partner Network receive:

All Network benefits, plus:

  • Five advisory hours with a Partner Technical Consultant for architecture and deployment assistance.
  • Unlimited access to virtual instructor-led technical courses and certification preparation
  • Access to quarterly product update and roadmap webinars

All Action Pack benefits, plus:

  • Twenty-five advisory hours with a Partner Technical Consultant for architecture and deployment assistance.
  • Learning plan consultations
  • Unlimited technical presales assistance

All Action Pack benefits, plus:

  • Fifty advisory hours with a Partner Technical Consultant for architecture and deployment assistance.
  • Learning plan consultations
  • Unlimited technical presales assistance
Product licenses
Sign in to partner center to review your product licenses. To review all product license benefits available, please refer to the competency benefits table.

Product support

As a Microsoft Partner Network member, you have the opportunity to purchase support incidents for your customers. To learn more and purchase, please go visit technical support.

Access to engineers for select products through Microsoft Signature Cloud support
Technical enablement and practice building:
All members of the Microsoft Partner Network receive:
Action Pack

All Network benefits, plus:

  • Five advisory hours with a Partner Technical Consultant for architecture and deployment assistance.
  • Unlimited access to virtual instructor-led technical courses and certification preparation
  • Access to quarterly product update and roadmap webinars
Silver competency

All Action Pack benefits, plus:

  • Twenty-five advisory hours with a Partner Technical Consultant for architecture and deployment assistance.
  • Learning plan consultations
  • Unlimited technical presales assistance
Gold competency

All Action Pack benefits, plus:

  • Fifty advisory hours with a Partner Technical Consultant for architecture and deployment assistance.
  • Learning plan consultations
  • Unlimited technical presales assistance
Product licenses
Sign in to partner center to review your product licenses. To review all product license benefits available, please refer to the competency benefits table.
Action Pack
Silver competency
Gold competency

Product support

As a Microsoft Partner Network member, you have the opportunity to purchase support incidents for your customers. To learn more and purchase, please go visit technical support.

Action Pack
Silver competency
Gold competency
Access to engineers for select products through Microsoft Signature Cloud support
Action Pack
Silver competency
Gold competency

Your investment

Requirements Action Pack Silver competency Gold competency
Partner requirements Pay the annual subscription fee. To attain a competency, partner must:
  • Pass required exams and skill validation
  • Meet performance requirements
  • Pay the annual fee
To attain a competency, partner must:
  • Pass required exams and skill validation
  • Meet performance requirements
  • Pay the annual fee
Annual fee $480 $1,900 $4,800
Partner requirements
Action Pack Pay the annual subscription fee.
Silver competency To attain a competency, partner must:
  • Pass required exams and skill validation
  • Meet performance requirements
  • Pay the annual fee
Gold competency To attain a competency, partner must:
  • Pass required exams and skill validation
  • Meet performance requirements
  • Pay the annual fee
Annual fee
Action Pack $480
Silver competency $1,900
Gold competency $4,800

It’s time to move your Microsoft Partner Network membership

If your organization has been invited to move your Microsoft Partner Network program membership to Partner Center, make the move as soon as possible. That way, you can renew your Microsoft Action Pack or competency as well as activate your benefits.