This may be old news to some, but was recently brought up in a discussion I had with a partner around Windows 10 and the fact that it’s a Free upgrade… so how do they make money “selling” it?
The highest margin opportunities have typically revolved around services.
While a partner can always deliver their own managed services and have the bill accordingly, wouldn’t it be nice to get a little something from Microsoft as well?
Head on over to https://mspartner.microsoft.com/en/us/pages/solutions/windows-accelerate.aspx to learn more
Windows Accelerate provides Microsoft funding and resources for partners to engage customers in 1:1 Proof-of-concepts and pilots that demonstrate the value of Windows 10 and universal apps. The program is designed to help you build prototype universal apps and design deployment solutions catered specifically to your customers’ needs.
There are two types of Windows Accelerate engagements:
- Proof-of-concept (PoC) engagements help customers deploy Windows 10 infrastructure solutions and build universal app prototypes in a lab-based environment (non-production). These engagements highlight business scenarios and demonstrate the value of the Windows platform. PoC engagements typically range from 1 to 15 days.
- Production pilot offerings help customers deploy Windows 10 in a production environment. Production pilots are typically longer and more involved engagements, lasting up to 10 weeks.
You can leverage the Application Development program to engage customers in PoCs. Application Development engagements assist customers in building universal apps that highlight innovative and exciting scenarios enabled by Windows 10.
Join the Windows Accelerate program