Start your journey as a Microsoft partner with the MPN overview

Most of us have been in the situation where we need to get around a new, unknown neighborhood or city. The first step to navigating is to get oriented – procure a map, figure out what the big landmarks are, identify the sights we want to see, and plan our next move accordingly. And, even…


MPN 101: Three things we recommend for every US partner

You’ve made the decision to partner with Microsoft, and have signed up to be a member of the Microsoft Partner Network. Now, you’re wondering what to do next. When I joined the US Partner Team a little over a year ago, I also dealt with the “Where do I start?” question. Building on the US…


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,…


MPN 101: A Microsoft partner program overview

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 presentation explains program basics and provides you with links to get further details about your areas of interest. Watch our narrated presentation Diane Golshan and…

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How to stay informed and engage in the US Partner Community

Microsoft offers its Partner Network members benefits, training, resources, and materials to help them understand and prepare for the market opportunity, connect with customers and prospects, and differentiate their businesses. Stay informed about the news, recommendations, opportunities, and programs relevant to your business. Choose your favorite way (or ways) to get the information you need….

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Guidance for renewing your MPN competency

If your company is due to renew its Microsoft Partner Network membership and competency in the next 90 days, it’s time to get your renewal started. Renewing your Microsoft Partner Network membership and competency on time ensures that you keep your valuable MPN benefits that allow you to: Be market-ready – Sell what you know…


Prepare for Changes to Your MPN Membership in February

In February, there are programmatic changes coming to the Microsoft Partner Network, including the revamped Microsoft Action Pack; the new Intelligent Systems competency; the integration of Microsoft cloud services to competency and Action Pack internal use benefits (Office 365, Windows Azure, Windows Intune, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online); and updated Certification exam and presales technical…

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Competency Partners: Benefits update

by Julie Golding, U.S. MPN Lead The competency roadmap provides you with a comprehensive look at both recently implemented changes and planned changes coming to the Microsoft Partner Network, to competency requirements and benefits, and to our cloud partner programs. It’s a document I frequently use when working with partners, and one I encourage my…