The New Year is always a good time to take stock and make personal and professional plans for your success in the coming months. Whether you are new to the Microsoft Partner Network (welcome!) or have been with the program for a while (thank you!), I have recommendations that can help you and your colleagues stay informed about and take advantage of the benefits, training, resources, and information that Microsoft offers you and your company. We have a long history of partnering with companies like yours to serve customers of all sizes, across multiple industries and business types.
Your company’s relationship with Microsoft can range from community participation to Action Pack subscription to attainment of one or more Microsoft competencies. Action Pack subscriptions and competencies include internal-use software licenses and other incremental benefits. Review your options on the Partner Network overview, and download the membership guide for more details. If your focus is cloud computing, or you are adding the cloud to your practice, you can quickly add the Cloud Essentials subscription to your membership and access internal-use software licenses for Microsoft Online Services. Learn more about Microsoft Cloud Solutions and the Microsoft cloud programs.
Use these tips to get the most value out of your MPN membership:
- Understand the benefits of your membership, and your utilization of them. The Core benefits overview is a good place to start to get an at-a-glance view by business lifecycle stage and program engagement. And now, you can download a statement of benefits specific to your company that summarizes your membership and details the benefits you are—and are not—utilizing.
- Tip: No-cost and low-cost training are a significant benefit of your membership. Visit our online Hot Sheet for a listing of upcoming live in-person and online sales and technical training for partners, plus links to on-demand courses.