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Modernization of Web Applications with Microsoft Azure Specialization

Program Overview and Requirements

Program Overview

Partners who demonstrate deep knowledge, extensive experience, and proven success in migrating and deploying production web application workloads, applying DevOps, and managing app services in Microsoft Azure may seek the Modernization of Web Applications with Microsoft Azure specialization.

The Modernization of Web Applications with Microsoft Azure specialization allows partners with an active Solutions Partner for Data & AI (Azure) or Digital & App Innovation (Azure) designation to further differentiate their organizations, demonstrate their capabilities, and build stronger connections with customers.

Partners who meet the comprehensive requirements to earn a specialization receive a customer- facing label they can display on their business profile in the Microsoft Solution Provider Finder, gain access to specific Microsoft go- to-market programs, are prioritized in customer searches to drive new business, and can generate a certified letter from Microsoft that verifies the specialization that they have earned. For these reasons, this opportunity is available only to partners who meet additional, stringent requirements.

Learn more about specializations.

How do I apply?

Only an MPN Account Administrator or a Global Administrator of an organization's Microsoft partner account can submit an application for the Modernization of Web Applications with Microsoft Azure specialization on behalf of the organization. If you have the appropriate role and access, you can apply by signing into Partner Center and navigating to your Partner Center dashboard > Membership > Specializations.

What are the requirements?

Eligible partners must meet the highest standards for service delivery and support. All requirements will be verified by Microsoft and/or a third-party vendor, either automatically or by manual review, and are subject to change.

Details

Your organization must have an active Solutions Partner for Data & AI (Azure) or Digital & App Innovation (Azure) designation.

Details

Your company must show a total of USD5,000 from Azure AppService or Azure Spring Cloud Azure Consumed Revenue (ACR) in the previous three (3) months from at least three (3) customers (aggregated from across your customers).

ACR can be achieved through Digital Partner of Record, Partner Admin Link, and Cloud Solution Provider.
Learn more about Azure ACR.

Government subscriptions (i.e. Fairfax) are not eligible for ACR via PAL association.

Details

Your company must have at least three (3) individuals who have passed the following certifications (each certification listed below is held by at least one individual).

  • Azure Developer Associate certification
  • Azure DevOps Engineer Expert certification
  • Azure Data Engineer Associate certification


Your company can have a combination of the same individuals or different individuals who meet the certification requirement.

Details

Your company must pass a third-party remote audit. Please see the audit checklist for more details.