Microsoft Azure and Partner of Record


Todd Sweetser

Hi Cloud Sellers!

Some of you may have noticed that there is a new setting in your customers’ Microsoft Azure account subscription settings, notably titled “Partner Information” as shown below:

AZ_POR1

This is indeed where you can now set your firm as Partner of Record on each subscription.  After selecting item above you will see below familiar (from Office 365)  dialog box:

AZ_POR2

Here is where your customer would enter and verify your MPN ID (they need to know your ID as there is no search function currently) and then submit.

Note that this is being rolled out gradually and you may not see it in older Azure tenants yet. 

What does this mean for you as partner?  Today (Phase 1) it is merely connecting you with the tenant and allowing proper communication from Microsoft to flow to both the customer and you as a partner.  Also note there are no changes involving incentives today.  Over the next couple of months we will communicate the details of Phase 2 and how it impact other capabilities such as allowing your customers’ Azure consumption to count towards competencies, integrate incentives,  and provide better overall reporting on your MPN Dashboard.  (Please note that PSX is still the only method where eligible partners register and get recognized for Azure Incentives.) Stay tuned for further communication as these become available.

Thanks, and good selling!

Comments (11)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Todd Sweetser In this video I walk through the steps involved in setting up Partner of Record in an Azure

  2. Bernie says:

    Do you know how to navigate the Azure portal to reach the Partner Information part?

  3. Lyn Uesato says:

    Just wanted to clarify that the Partner Information can only be added AFTER a customer has their subscription (or trial for that matter) set up. Unlike O365, where a partner can create a trial offer and have their info already embedded in the trial. Does
    this make sense? thank you!!

  4. nick says:

    I'm having the same problem as Bernie - where in the Azure portal to find the PoR? If I go to Settings > Subscriptions, the item is "grayed out" and cannot be selected.

  5. Nicolas S. (Umanis) says:

    To reach the PoR declaration form, you can click on Subscriptions (in the right top corner, next to your login) > Manage your account.

    A new webpage will open (https://account.windowsazure.com) and a list of all the available subscriptions will show up. Please note that only the subscriptions you are administrator of will show up.

    After you click on a given subscription, you will be able to see the same view as the first screenshot of this post.

  6. PaulB says:

    In case anyone is wondering how to get to the correct screen, here are the steps - These steps are based on the std portal and might not work on the Preview Portal:
    1. Click on your UID in the Top right of the portal
    2. View my bill
    3. click on the relevant subscription
    4. Partner Information (1/2 way down the page on the right hand side)
    5. Enter Partner ID

    NOTE: This needs to be done for each subscription.

  7. Peter says:

    Has anyone had the issue where you enter the Partner ID, it looks up the Partner Name correctly, but when you go to submit it says "We are sorry, but we could not complete that operation"?

  8. Eric says:

    @Peter: Yes we have. We have an open ticket with Microsoft currently active. You can try to use a private session, it might work for you.

  9. Hans Henrik Jensen says:

    How do I decide who is partner? I am a customer with one suppier for the licensing part (Azure) and one for the solution running in Azure who was initially partner for pay-as-you-go Azure setup. Now both claims the right to be "partner".

  10. Béatrice Karjalainen says:

    We can't see it at all in any of our subscriptions. You wrote: "Note that this is being rolled out gradually and you may not see it in older Azure tenants yet." how long will the rollout take?

  11. Stacy Price says:

    @ Hans: The partner who is performing the services for your Azure solution is the partner that should claim the POR rights. The licensing partner is listed as the partner of record on the licensing agreements in which you purchased your Azure subscription.
    Hope this helps!

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