Partners who demonstrate deep knowledge, extensive experience, and proven success delivering Meetings and Meeting Rooms services and solutions for Microsoft Teams may seek the Meetings and Meeting Rooms for Microsoft Teams specialization.
The way we work has rapidly evolved. With more employees working remotely and on the go, meeting needs have changed. For many organizations, Microsoft Teams is the tool that facilitates a level of collaboration and engagement on par with face-to-face meetings. In April 2020, we saw more than 200 million Microsoft Teams meeting participants in a single day – generating more than 4.1 billion meeting minutes. In fact, “Microsoft has seen two years’ worth of digital transformation in just two months.”1
Microsoft Teams delivers a unique, end-to-end meeting experience that brings back the human element of face-to-face interaction while helping people stay focused before, during, and after the meeting.
Creating a Meetings and Meeting Rooms practice for Microsoft Teams provides partners with a unique opportunity to drive customer business value and simplified meeting technologies that can increase customer lifetime value and develop new revenue streams for partners.
The Meetings and Meeting Rooms for Microsoft Teams specialization allows partners with an active Solutions Partner for Modern Work designation to further differentiate their organizations, demonstrate their capabilities to deploy and manage meeting services and solutions for Microsoft Teams, and build stronger connections with customers.
Partners who meet the comprehensive requirements to earn an specialization receive a customer-facing label that they can display on their business profile in Microsoft AppSource, 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.
1 "2 years of digital transformation in 2 months" blog by Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2020/04/30/2-years-digital-transformation-2-months/.
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Updates to Cloud Productivity competency and applicable 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 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 Meetings and Meeting Rooms for Microsoft Teams 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.