Categories and subcategories in the commercial marketplace

Categories and subcategories are mapped to one or both of the commercial marketplace online stores based on the solution type. When you create a commercial marketplace offer in Partner Center, it may be listed on either or both online stores based on the offer type, categories, and other options you select. In the rare case that the offer is relevant to the users of both online stores, it can appear in both.

Select the categories and subcategories that best align with your solution. Assigning the categories and subcategories that are appropriate for your offer will help customers find your offer in the commercial marketplace.

You can select:

  • At least one and up to two categories. You can choose a primary and a secondary category.
  • Up to two subcategories for each primary category. If you don’t select any subcategories, your offer will still be discoverable under the selected category.

Azure Marketplace categories and subcategories

This table shows the primary categories and subcategories that map to Azure Marketplace.

Primary category Subcategory
AI + Machine Learning Automated ML
Bot Services
Business/Robotic Process Automation
Cognitive Services
Data Labeling
Data Preparation
Knowledge Mining
ML Operations
ML Service
Analytics Big Data
Data Analytics
Data Insights
Predictive Analytics
Real-time/Streaming Analytics
Blockchain App Accelerators
Multi-node Ledger
Single-node Ledger
Compute Application Infrastructure
Operating Systems
Containers Container Apps
Container Images
Get Started with Containers
Database Data Lakes
Data Warehouse
Ledger/Blockchain Databases
NoSQL Databases
Relational Databases
Developer Tools Developer Service
DevOps N/A
Identity Access Management
IT & Management Tools Management Solutions
Business Applications
Internet of Things IoT Analytics & Data
IoT Connectivity
IoT Core Services
IoT Edge Modules
Iot & IIot Platforms
IoT Security
IoT Solutions
Media Content Protection
Live & On-Demand Streaming
Media Services
Migration Data Migration
Mixed Reality N/A
Monitoring & Diagnostics N/A
Networking Appliance Managers
Load Balancers
Security Identity & Access Management
Information Protection
Threat Protection
Storage Backup & Recovery
Block File & Object Sharing
Data Management
Enterprise Hybrid Storage
Web Blogs & CMS
Starter Web Apps
Web Apps
Web Apps Frameworks

Microsoft AppSource categories and subcategories

This table shows the primary categories and subcategories that map to Microsoft AppSource.

Primary category Subcategory
AI + Machine Learning AI for Business
Bot Apps
Analytics Advanced Analytics
Dashboard & Data Visualization
Collaboration Chat
Contact Management
Meeting & Calendar Management
Site Design & Management
Voice & Video Conferencing
Commerce E-Commerce, Social Commerce, & Marketplaces
Loyalty & Gifting
Product Information & Content Management
Personalization, Ratings, & Reviews
Store Management
Subscription & Post Purchase Services
Compliance & Legal Data, Governance, & Privacy
Health & Safety
Tax & Audit
Customer Service Back Office & Employee Service
Contact Center
Face to Face Service
Knowledge & Case Management
Social Media & Omnichannel Engagement
Finance Accounting
Analytics, Consolidation & Reporting
Asset Management
Compliance & Risk Management
Payments, Credit, & Collections
Geolocation Maps
News & Weather
Address Validation
Human Resources HR Operations
Talent Acquisition
Talent Management
People Analytics & Insights
Internet of Things Asset Management & Operations
Connected Products
Intelligent Supply Chain
Predictive Maintenance
Remote Monitoring
Safety & Security
Smart Infrastructure & Resources
Vehicles & Mobility
IT & Management Tools Business Applications
Management Solutions
Marketing Advertisement
Campaign Management & Automation
Email Marketing
Events & Resource Management
Pricing Optimization
Research & Analytics
Social Media
Operations & Supply Chain Asset & Production Management
Demand Forecasting
Information Management & Connectivity
Planning, Purchasing & Reporting
Quality & Service Management
Sales & Order Management
Transportation & Warehouse Management
Productivity Blogs
Content Creation & Management
Document & File management
Email Management
Language & Translation
Search & Reference
Workflow Automation
Project Management Project Accounting & Revenue Recognition
Project Invoicing
Project Time & Expense Reporting
Project Resource Planning & Utilization Metrics
Project Planning & Tracking
Project Sales Proposals & Bids
Sales Business Data Management
Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
Contract Management
Sales Enablement