To support you as you grow your business, go to market, and reach more customers, we have updated benefits and aligned them across the six solutions partner designations.
You may also choose to keep the benefits associated with your legacy competencies until they expire and not adopt the new solutions partner benefits.
If you find that you need additional benefits, you can purchase a Microsoft Action Pack, which unlocks technical advisory hours, product licenses, and product support incidents.
We're making these investments to help you:
- Realize business development with product benefits such as product licenses, cloud services subscriptions, and Azure credits.
- Increase customer reach with go-to-market services, Microsoft solution provider placement, customer-facing badges, and co-selling with Microsoft.
- Expand training and enablement with access to personalized assistance and world-class Microsoft experts, including comprehensive courses, technical presales, and deployment services, as well as product, platform, and technical support.
When you attain a solutions partner designation, you're eligible to receive the new benefits package associated with that designation. This includes product benefits (IURs, cloud licenses, and Azure credits), go-to-market services, customer-facing badges, technical presales and deployment services, technical support, and eligibility to earn incentives.
We're also introducing additional product benefits aligned to specializations (currently called advanced specializations) and expert programs, further increasing the value for partners that choose to invest in demonstrating deep technical expertise and experience in specific technical scenarios aligned to the solution areas.