Did you know your partner advisory hours can be used to access technical solution guidance?
As a Microsoft Partner you can use your partner advisory hours to help build your skill set through Practice Accelerator offerings developed by Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) experts. Practice Accelerator is based on successful customer deployment experiences on the latest Microsoft products. Practice Accelerator provides a comprehensive set of reusable tools and best practices to help you identify customer requirements and project scope, analyze customer needs, and deploy solutions. In addition, Practice Accelerator provides a detailed framework of resources, spanning from pre-engagement to post-delivery to includes project guides, templates, architecture guidance, and planning and design guides. You will also receive customizable leave-behind materials for your customers. Practice Accelerator offerings are available for:
- Business Intelligence
- Data Center Infrastructure and Management
- Flexible Workstyle
- Microsoft Office 365
- Microsoft SharePoint 2013
Based on your MPN status, your organization is entitled to, or can purchase partner advisory hours:
- Action Pack Subscription – 10 hours for Microsoft Action Pack Development and Design subscribers
- Silver Competency – 20 hours
- Gold Competency – 50 hours
- All MPN members – Purchase hours via MPN
Partners within the Cloud Accelerate program also receive five hours, in addition to any subscription or competency benefits for which they are eligible. Partners who have signed a Microsoft Solution Provider Agreement and have a Microsoft Dynamics Partner Service Plan receive an additional 15 or 30 hours, depending on their service plan.
But that is not all! You can also use your advisory hours towards Technical Presales and Advisory Services to get customized guidance for competing, developing and deploying solutions for your customers. Take advantage of presales support, including competitive assistance, feature overview advice and proof-of-concept guidance. Simply sign into your MPN account and submit a request online. A Microsoft partner consultant will contact you with customize guidance.
Utilize your partner advisory hours today. You will be happy you did.
Kathleen Molosky, PTS TS2