What is the Microsoft Action Pack Subscription?
The Microsoft Action Pack Subscription (MAPS) is a quarterly update for Microsoft Partners that allows access to new software releases and updated sales and marketing resources to stay competitive and ahead in your marketplace. MAPS costs £199 +VAT per year and contains things like licenses of Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007 - which come in handy when running your business.
What are the changes?
A new online training and assessment requirement will go into effect 30 November 2007. New and renewing subscribers will be required to take any Microsoft E-Learning course and then pass its associated assessment with a minimum score of 70 per cent. To continue receiving your Microsoft Action Pack Subscription, you will be required to pass an assessment every two years. For more information on these changes check out the Partner Portal for more information.
Do you have questions or feedback on this?
If you have any questions or feedback on this decision please let me know, I am going to be doing a Partner-TV interview on the subject with a UK expert in the next couple of days and I'll get your questions answered.