MPN 101: Guidance for managing your relationship with Microsoft

Learn about your options for membership in the Microsoft Partner Network, and the associated benefits you receive, like internal use rights, technical support, marketing materials, and more. Our MPN 101 resources explain program basics and provide you with links to get further details about your areas of interest. Whether your company is new to MPN, or you are new to your company that’s already participating in MPN, we’ll help you get started so you can make the most of your membership.

Stay informed resources

We recommend these resources for staying informed about the Microsoft partner program and your opportunities:

Join us at the 2016 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto, July 10-14 

The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference is our annual business and sales conference for the Microsoft partner community. This event brings together attendees from around the globe, with the goal increasing partner profitability and accelerating business growth.

MPN 101 narrated presentation

In about 15 minutes, we’ll take you through a program overview and explain key benefits, how to obtain support, and your options for staying informed about the program and your opportunities.

MPN Evolution overview - join our next call on May 18

We're evolving the Microsoft Partner Network to help partners find greater success. Our approach to competencies will change so that we can focus on the opportunities ahead with cloud and mobile. Learn what's changing and how to prepare your business.

New Partner Orientation - join our next call on May 25

On these calls, which last about 45 minutes, we take you through the MPN 101 presentation for a program overview, an explanation of key benefits, and information about how to obtain support and stay informed. We also answer questions from attendees.

Activate your cloud services internal use rights - join the call on June 1

The Internal use rights benefit (IUR) is an important and valuable benefit for Microsoft partners, and can be used for internal business use, customer demo, internal development and testing, and internal training. Get information and assistance for obtaining, accessing, and activating internal use licenses for Microsoft cloud services like Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, and Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS). Learn more about the cloud and software internal use rights benefit

Cloud Competency Attainment call series on demand

Make 2016 the year that your company attains a cloud competency. In this call series, Chinmayi Bhavanishankar tackles each cloud competency in depth, explaining the requirements and benefits, and providing you with information about how to get started, plus an estimated timeline. Members of the MPN Support team and competency subject-matter experts join Chinmayi to answer common partner questions. Read Chinmayi's blog post about how to get started with the cloud competencies, too.


Comments about this blog post, or questions about the topic? Let us know in the MPN 101 Yammer group.

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