Microsoft Cloud Partner Program
– Here is everything you need to know
Microsoft are about to make big changes to the Partner Network, which will be renamed to Microsoft Cloud Partner Program.
The changes will affect incentives among others for Microsoft Silver or Gold Partners.
Here you get the complete overview of the most important things you need to know.
Microsoft is changing the current Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) from 2009 and replacing it with a new Microsoft Cloud Partner Program (MCPP).
If you want the brief version, these are some of the most important changes:
As a Microsoft Partner, you can specialize in one or more of the following 6 areas of competence known as solutions partner designation:
The 7th area of competence, Solutions Partner for Microsoft cLoud is only available for partners with all 6 areas of competence.
You aquire your Partner Capability Score (PCS) through these 6 areas of competences. Each area of competence comes with its own badge, which can be downloaded from the Microsoft Partner Center.
The various badges demonstrate which areas you have specialized in and becomes visible for costumers, for example, when they seach for a Microsoft partner-partner.
When the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program launches on October 3rd 2022, incentives for current Gold and Silver partners expire.
In te coming MCPP era, all Microsoft partners start as "Base members" and must earn points to become a "Solutions Provider".
Partner Capability Score is the new standard of measurement
Your status is based on a score from 0 to 100. Microsoft requires a minimum of 70 points in any given area of competence to achieve the new requirements.
The points system is called Partner Capability Score, and below you can see how points are calculated:
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