Partner Center announcements

Learn about important Partner Center updates. We update this information frequently, so be sure to check back often!

Workspace September 2022 announcements Announced
Pricing New commerce license-based services price list for October 2022 includes a commercial product SKU that's not purchasable yet September 30
Customers Reminder: Save on Azure compute services through the CSP program September 28
Benefits Changes to CSP partner benefits for Azure reservations in 2023 September 22
Account settings New API requirements for partner attestation starting November 7, 2022 September 21
Account settings Azure Security best practices September 20
Customers Introducing the new Microsoft eCDN SKU September 19
Pricing View the latest promotions and offers September 16
Customers Windows 365 15 percent post-event promo September 15
General Reconciliation data model changes available in sandbox on September 15 September 14
General Cloud Solution Providers (CSP) Fundamentals: CSP and new commerce experience (NCE) overview September 13
Account settings Extended timelines: Securing the partner ecosystem by transitioning to GDAP September 12
Customers Live: customTermEndDate can now be configured for NCE migration September 12
Referrals Live: New grid view in the Partner Center Referrals workspace September 9
General Monthly updates to the Partner Center Referrals workspace UI September 7
General September Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) community update and reminders September 7
General Microsoft Publisher Agreement version 8.0 – October 2022 update September 7
Pricing New Teams Rooms licensing is here September 7
Customers New ways to save on Azure compute services through the Cloud Service Provider (CSP) program coming soon September 6
Pricing View the latest promotions and offers September 6
Pricing Microsoft 365 Nonprofit Pricing and Audio-Conferencing Licensing Updates September 1
Customers Introducing the Microsoft 365 SMB and New Customer Upsell Promotion for Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Customers September 1
Pricing October 1 Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) software subscription offer and price list changes September 1
Referrals Email notifications for marketplace leads in Partner Center September 1
Billing Removal of check payment instructions from new commerce invoices in the US (including Puerto Rico) and Canada September 1
Workspace August 2022 announcements Announced
Action Center Email subscription preferences are live at Action center August 30
Pricing Upcoming changes to Microsoft's hosting licensing and products August 29
Referrals Microsoft Kaizala retirement announcement August 26
Benefits Updates to benefits for Solutions Partner designations ahead of general availability on October 3, 2022 August 25
Marketplace offers Microsoft Teams Rooms Pro free trials available on September 1, 2022 August 23
Customers New Microsoft Teams Rooms licensing updates August 22
Pricing Correction: Microsoft Teams with Calling Plan pricing in legacy CSP Aug 22
General Canceled updates to the Online Services and Software Channel Authorization Guide August 16
Billing Registration required: Instruction of Transaction Tax Terms and Conditions (TTTC)—US partners only August 12
APIs SDK Release on .NET Standard (v3.1.2) August 11
Referrals Co-sell with Microsoft community Q&A call for Q1 of fiscal year 2023 (FY23) August 10
General August Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) community update and reminders August 10
Account settings Important actions partners need to take to secure the partner ecosystem August 8
Pricing Microsoft Defender for Endpoint for Servers removal from price list August 3
Referrals Contact validation now available for Marketplace leads in Partner August 3
Marketplace offers Now live: Long-term pricing for marketplace SaaS offers August 2
Workspace July 2022 announcements Announced
APIs SDK Release on .NET Standard (v3.1.1) July 28
General Transition to Microsoft 365 Defender portal to be completed in July 2022 July 25
Referrals New criteria for the Top Tier of Azure IP co-sell July 20
General August 2022 update: Online Services and Software Channel Authorization guide July 20
APIs SDK Release on .NET Standard (v3.1.0) July 19
Account settings Changing term of subscriptions with promotions is now supported July 18
Account settings Timeline update: Important actions partners need to take to secure the partner ecosystem July 18
Customers Reminder: Change to July 11 blocking of legacy CSP renewals July 14
General July Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) self-serve community update and reminders July 13
Referrals Exception process for deal registrations available in Partner Center June 12
Customers Change to CSP new commerce software subscriptions cancellation policy July 11
General Readiness: Enabling a new secondary deal review upload feature July 6
Pricing Correction regarding Viva Goals price list preview July 6
Customers Introducing Windows 365 Enterprise promotion for Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) customers July 1
General NCE for CSP seat-based offers operating guide retirement July 1
Workspace June 2022 announcements Announced
Membership Upcoming training session for the Microsoft cloud partner program and Q&A June 30
Account settings Important actions partners need to take to secure the partner ecosystem June 30
Customers Licensing updates for Teams Phone with Calling Plan June 29
Customers Change to July 11 blocking of legacy CSP renewals June 28
General Introducing the new Teams Rooms SMB partner playbook June 27
Pricing Enhancements to scheduled change feature now available for Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) new commerce seat-based subscriptions June 20
APIs Backward compatibility of including marketplace offers on OnlineServices targetView within GetProducts API to end on July 7 June 20
Pricing View the latest promotions and offers June 14
Customers Reminder: Upcoming change to CSP new commerce subscription cancellation policy June 10
Customers Solution Workspace no longer available from September 1, 2022 June 9
Customers Microsoft Defender for Endpoint in the Microsoft 365 Defender portal June 9
General June Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) community update and reminders June 8
Referrals Leads for Office plugins are now available in Partner Center June 8
Incentives Microsoft Commerce Incentives (MCI) communication June 8
Referrals Auto-approvals for Microsoft commercial marketplace deal registrations now available in Partner Center June 3
General Upcoming retirement of NCE for CSP seat-based offers operating guide June 3
Pricing View this month’s product launches and offers June 1
Referrals IP co-sell deal registration deadline June 1
Referrals Improved customer account matching process now live in Partner Center June 1
Workspace May 2022 announcements Announced
Pricing Cloud for Sustainability price list preview exception May 31
Pricing Reminder: Updates to GetProducts API coming in June 2022 May 27
Customers Microsoft Defender for Business standalone upgrade to Business Premium May 23
General Microsoft Cloud Partner Program: Training session and Q&A May 20
Customers Change to software subscription cancellation in CSP new commerce May 20
Pricing Now live: Price change feature in the commercial marketplace May 19
APIs API for getting the DAP stats and customer list to help automate DAP removal May 18
General Microsoft announces new benefits for cloud providers May 18
Referrals Co-sell with Microsoft community call Q&A for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022 May 17
Membership Upcoming training session for Microsoft Cloud Partner program and Q&A May 17
Referrals Improved customer account matching process during referral submission coming to Partner Center in May 2022 May 17
Account Settings Monthly security update: securing the partner and customer ecosystem May 17
Account Settings Now it's easy to find your workspaces, roles, and admins in Partner Center May 16
Customers Legacy CSP subscription expiration date identifier May 11
Pricing Upcoming training for new commerce experience for seat-based offers May 5
Customers Put in place prevention and detection risk mitigation controls to avoid Azure fraud or misuse and reduce your exposure May 5
Pricing New charity discounts introduced in CSP for Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations, Fraud Protection, and Project Operations offers May 5
Billing Subscriptions canceled between May 1 and 6 (invoice generation date) will appear in the April Invoice May 4
Pricing Updates to GetProducts API coming in June 2022 May 3
Workspace April 2022 announcements Announced
Pricing New Commerce Experience (NCE) fundamentals session: Overview and seat-based offers deep dive April 28
General Microsoft Publisher Agreement version 8.0 – May 2022 update April 27
Pricing End-of-sale products will be in the June price list preview April 26
Pricing Increased discounts to Dynamics 365 Marketing and Customer Insights charity offers in CSP April 26
Customer Microsoft Defender for Business standalone availability April 20
Customers Change to date for blocking of legacy Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) subscription renewals April 20
Pricing New timeline: Changes to Azure offer related to the new commerce experience in CSP April 20
Customers Enforcement of CSP customer onboarding requirements postponed April 20
Customers Customer List enhancement: advisor relationship filter April 18
Customers Transfer of Azure subscriptions and reservations between partners now live for all partners April 14
Customers Windows 365 Business and Enterprise in CSP: annual term now available April 13
Billing New secondary deal review upload feature April 11
Customers Enforcement of CSP customer onboarding requirements starts April 12 April 6
Customers Windows powers the future of hybrid work April 6
Pricing View the latest promotions and offers April 5
Pricing View this month’s product launches and offers April 5
Pricing April changes to nonprofit software grant program April 5
Pricing Important updates for Microsoft partners serving customers in Belarus April 4
Pricing Remote Help compliance and availability announcement April 4
Pricing New commerce price list preview not available for April 2022 April 4
Insights New CSP Revenue Details Report available for direct CSP Partners April 1
Pricing Simple and flexible Windows Server guest licenses for Azure Stack HCI as a subscription April 1
Workspace March 2022 announcements Announced
Pricing Reminder of January new commerce annual promotional period ending soon March 31
APIs SDK Release on .NET Standard (v3.0.1) March 31
Pricing Help your nonprofit customers get ready for upcoming price changes March 29
Pricing Reminder: Software price list updates for CSP partners March 28
Account settings Now live: Launching Delegated Administrative Privileges (DAP) Removal API March 24
General Reminder: Upcoming dual-mode attestation API relaunch March 22
Customers Change to cancellation and seat-reduction window in CSP new commerce March 17
Customers Monthly security update: securing the partner and customer ecosystem March 16
Pricing Changes to Azure offer related to the new commerce experience in CSP March 14
Pricing New features and key dates in CSP new commerce seat-based offers March 10
General March Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) community update and reminders March 9
Pricing View the latest promotions and offers March 9
Pricing Changes to seat-based offers in Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) March 8
Action Center Action Center now available in Partner Center March 8
Pricing Microsoft is suspending all new sales of Microsoft products and services in Russia and adjusting RUB price list March 5
Pricing Partner documentation released for CSP new commerce Modern Work pricing offset March 2
Customers Security enhancement: Port 25 to be disabled in new Azure subscriptions in Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) March 2
Pricing View the latest promotions and offers March 2
Customers Transfer of Azure subscriptions and reservations between partners now available on Azure portal March 1
Pricing View this month’s product launches and offers March 1
APIs Readiness: Dual-mode attestation change on hold with new date March 1
Workspace February 2022 announcements Announced
Pricing Pricing grace period for new commerce CSP Modern Work commercial products February 28
Pricing Promotions update for commercial seat-based offers in traditional Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) and new commerce February 28
Pricing Update to go-live date: Software price list updates for Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partners February 28
Pricing Move Azure-only Server and Cloud Enrollment (SCE) customers in extended term to new commerce February 24
Pricing New features and milestones coming to CSP new commerce February 23
General Readiness: Go Live for dual-mode attestation February 23
Insights CPOR revenue and usage data available in Insights reports February 23
Insights View anomalies in workload usage data in Azure February 23
Pricing Now live: Self-service trials for Microsoft Project and Microsoft Visio February 22
Pricing Software price list updates for Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partners February 18
General Transfer of Azure subscriptions and reservations between partners now available on Azure portal February 18
Referrals Invite reminder: Co-sell with Microsoft community call Q & A February 17
General View the latest promotions and offers February 16
Pricing Now live: Updates to the GetMargins API February 15
General Voice of Partner update and Partner Sentiment Survey (PSS) February 15
Pricing Update: Software price list updates for Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partners February 14
General Introducing a new award for 2022: Partner Operational Excellence Award February 14
Marketplace offers Now live: Independent software vendor (ISV)-to-partner private offer February 14
Customers Protect customers from high-risk delegated actions February 11
General Teams Phone with Calling Plan issue resolved February 11
General February Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) community update and reminders February 11
General Readiness: Date change for dual-mode attestation February 10
Pricing Corrections to March Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) price list preview for both legacy and new commerce license-based offers February 7
Membership Readiness: Upcoming change for dual-mode attestation February 4
Customers Now live: Technical release of granular delegated admin privileges (GDAP) February 3
General View this month's product launches and offers February 2
Customers Learn about Azure retirements in 2022 and remind customers to migrate to the replacement versions February 2
General Phase 2 now live: Changes to Azure offer availability related to the new commerce experience in Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) for Azure February 1
Incentives Fiscal year 2022 Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Nonprofit product accelerator update February 1
Referrals Co-sell with Microsoft community call Q&A for the third quarter of fiscal year 2022 February 1
Workspace January 2022 announcements Announced
Pricing Some product SKUs to be removed for commercial seat-based offers in the new commerce experience January 31
Referrals Co-sell solution admin role and updated co-sell solution publishing experience now available January 31
Customers Update: Monthly term option and new products available from February 1 for most remaining commercial seat-based offers in CSP new commerce January 31
Insights Partner Center Analytics applications are being retired January 31
General Update: Teams Phone with Calling Plan January 25
General Update to new commerce software subscription auto-renewal capability January 24
Benefits The Microsoft Open License Program (OLP) ended January 1, 2022 January 21
Pricing Reminder: Updates to GetMargins API coming in early 2022 January 19
Pricing Software price list updates for Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partners January 19
Account settings Link your Partner Center account to your support contract January 19
Referrals Now live: Manage your organization's commercial marketplace leads in Partner Center January 18
General January Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) community update and reminders January 14
Help + support Improved help and support without leaving your workspace January 13
Incentives Extension of legacy Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) seat-based offer incentives to December 31, 2022 January 13
Customers Now available: Teams Phone with Calling Plan January 13
Customers Update: Self-service trials available for Microsoft Project and Microsoft Visio January 12
General New resources available: technical release of granular delegated admin privileges (GDAP) January 12
Pricing Reminder: General availability and promotions start January 10, 2022 for seat-based offers in the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) new commerce January 10
Pricing Corrections to January license-based services price list and February preview for Microsoft 365 Business Basic (USD) January 6
Pricing Phase 2 coming soon: Changes to Azure offer availability related to the new commerce experience in Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) January 5
Pricing View this month's product launches and offers January 4
Pricing Perpetual software and software subscriptions price lists updated January 3 January 3
Workspace December 2021 announcements Announced
Pricing Monthly price list update has two slight delays in January December 22
Referrals Manage your organization's commercial marketplace leads in Partner Center December 17
Pricing Application Governance Configuration issue: Don't order at this time December 17
Pricing General availability promotions for seat-based offers in CSP new commerce start January 10 December 16
General Now live: Delegated Administrative Privileges (DAP) monitoring and self-service removal December 15
Customers Enforcement of CSP customer onboarding requirements starts January 10 December 15
Pricing Software price list updates for Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partners December 15
Pricing Self-service trials available for Microsoft Project and Microsoft Visio December 13
Customers Customer List Search Enhancement: Search by Microsoft ID December 13
Pricing Offer license matrix now maps traditional offers to new commerce experience December 10
Pricing Price correction: Teams Essentials Azure AD India December 10
Billing Update: Download reconciliation files asynchronously December 10
Pricing Update: New commerce Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) seat-based pricing discrepancy across cloud products December 9
General December Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) community update and reminders December 9
General Subscribe to Azure fraud notification December 8
General Coming in January 2022: Technical release of granular delegated admin privileges (GDAP) December 8
General Changes to the Operations Readiness gallery December 7
General Readiness: Date change for dual-mode attestation December 7
General Enhanced promotion API capabilities and other important dates for CSP new commerce December 6
General Updates to GetMargins API coming in early 2022 December 2
Pricing View this month's product launches and offers December 1
General SDK Release on .NET Standard (v3.0.0) December 1
Pricing Less than one month to transact offers in the Open License program December 1
General January 2022 update: Online Services (OLS) and Software Channel Authorization guide December 1
Category November 2021 announcements Announced
Capabilities The latest Global Promo Readiness guide is available November 22
Capabilities Voice of Partner (VoP) updates - October 2021 November 22
Capabilities Purchase issues for Windows 7 Extended Security Updates Software November 19
Capabilities New commerce January promotions preview available in sandbox November 19
Capabilities New SKU launch: Teams Phone with Calling Plan November 19
Capabilities Invite reminder: Co-sell with Microsoft Community Call Q&A for FY22 Q2 November 16
Capabilities Improved automated process for Azure IP co-sell deal registration November 15
Capabilities November CSP community update and reminders November 15
Grow Your Business Enhanced capabilities for migrating CSP seat-based subscriptions to new commerce November 15
Capabilities Promotional discounts announced and migration period extended in CSP new commerce experience November 11
Capabilities Coming in December: Get Genuine Windows Agreement offers in the CSP program November 10
Capabilities Microsoft Nonprofit Grant program evolution: Providing the technology that nonprofits need to drive their mission November 8
Capabilities New commerce Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) seat-based pricing discrepancy across cloud products November 8
Capabilities Launching the referral summary dashboard November 8
Capabilities December price list preview republished November 5
Capabilities View the latest promotions and offers November 4
Capabilities Reminder: Marketplace price list updates for Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partners) November 2
Capabilities (Updated) Coming in early 2022: granular delegated admin privileges (GDAP) November 2
Capabilities Upcoming seat-based offers in the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) new commerce experience (NCE) training sessions November 2
Capabilities November product launch calendar is available November 2
Capabilities Less than 60 days to transact offers in the Open License program November 2
Apps & Infrastructure Moving Azure-only Server and Cloud Enrollment (SCE) customers in extended term to new commerce November 2
Category October 2021 announcements Announced
Capabilities Appointment scheduling of support requests October 28
Capabilities Now live: Introducing API throttling to partners calling Partner Center APIs October 28
Capabilities Coming in early 2022: granular delegated admin privileges (GDAP) October 28
Capabilities Update: Subscription analytics page on Partner Center to display billed revenue October 26
Business Applications Updates to new commerce software subscription auto-renewal and new billing plan capabilities October 25
Capabilities October software subscription and perpetual software price list issues October 20
Capabilities Breaking change: dual-mode attestation and additional reseller declaration October 19
Offers/Markets Price corrections for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint P1 October 19
Capabilities Strengthen cybersecurity with a free subscription to Azure AD Premium Plan 2 October 19
Capabilities Windows Server 2022 subscriptions available October 19
Capabilities Enhanced enrollment experience for the Cloud Solution Provider program October 18
Business Applications Product keys for on-premises versions of AX and customer relationship management (CRM) for dual-use rights available via Microsoft 365 admin center October 14
Business Applications October Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) community update and reminders October 13
Efficiency and Scale New calendar of recent and upcoming updates in the Operations Readiness resource gallery October 13
Capabilities Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Partner Center update: Windows Server 2022 Perpetual Software October 12
Capabilities Marketplace price list updates for Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partners October 8
Capabilities Coming soon: New commerce experience for CSP seat-based offers technical release October 5
Capabilities November 2021 update: Online Services and Software Channel Authorization guide October 4
Grow Your Business Final 90 days to transact offers in the Open License program October 4
Offers/Markets View this month’s product launches and offers October 1