Whether you're new to the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) or simply keen to explore your partnership further, our recent MPN101 webinar series can help. Over the last few months, we've been running a number of live webinar sessions aimed at developing your understanding of MPN and showing the best way to leverage all of the benefits and resources available to you.
Now the series has completed, you can go back and catch up on-demand to all of the sessions, as listed below:
In this session we gave a left to right view of the MPN programme. We covered the structure of the programme and the benefits and requirements at each of the levels, so you can make the most of the resources that are available to you as a Microsoft Partner. This session will help you build out an action plan to move to the next level in your journey and be recognised for your expertise.
Create your marketing profile on Partner Center
You've probably already heard that we've taken several steps to simplify how you do business with Microsoft so that you can really make the most of your partnership. As one of the many steps we've taken to accomplish this goal, we've moved to a more unified customer referral experience. Millions of customers come to search engines and Microsoft.com each year looking for our partner's expertise. Make sure you capture your share of the prospects by creating your marketing profile today in Partner Center. In this session we went through the process of creating your business profile and gave some top tips on how you can make your profile stand out to prospective customers.
Why join the MPN as an ISV partner
Whether you're new to the Microsoft Partner Network, or already enrolled and not quite sure how you can best leverage all of the resources that are available to you, in this session, we went back to basics and covered the key benefits that MPN can bring to your business as an ISV partner.
Attaining your first competency
Attaining a competency demonstrates your proven expertise in delivering quality solutions in a specialised area of business. In this session we took you through the various competency options that are available to you and the steps you need to take to attain them. By the end of this session, you'll have an idea of how to build an action plan to join the elite tier of Microsoft Partners and stand out from your peers.
Navigating the MPN portal
You may have noticed that the navigation on the MPN portal has changed slightly. This session will give you an overview of the Microsoft partner portal so you know where to go to access the information you need and to uncover new business opportunities.
Know your support options
As a Microsoft Partner, there are various support options available to you - including pre-sales assistance to help you overcome customer objections and a Cloud Enablement Desk to help you attain a Cloud competency and really leverage all of the benefits that you get access to. With so many support functions available to you, it can be difficult to know where to go to and to ensure that you are leveraging all of the available resources. In this session, we gave you an overview of all of the support functions and resources that are available to you as a Microsoft Partner at varying membership levels.
Making the most of your Action Pack subscription
In this session you can find out more about the benefits that an Action Pack subscription provides to your business so you can ensure that you're fully taking advantage of what's on offer.
Leverage your advisory hours
As an Action Pack or Competency Partner, you get access to a number of advisory hours which allow you to engage with Microsoft technical experts to plan and execute seamless customer solutions and successfully build applications.
In this session we went through what your entitlement is and how best to use it.
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