September 2022 announcements

This page provides the announcements for Microsoft Partner Center for September 2022.


New commerce license-based services price list for October 2022 includes an unpurchasable commercial product SKU

Date: September 30, 2022

Summary

The new commerce license-based services price list for October 2022 includes a commercial product SKU, which isn't purchasable yet. Disregard this product in the price list. It has been included in error.

Note: This announcement ONLY applies to the new commerce licensed-based October price list. All other price lists and months are unaffected.

Workspace

Pricing

Impacted audience

Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) direct-bill partners and indirect providers who sell license-based offers

Details

On October 1, 2022, CSP partners using the new commerce license-based price list should ignore the Windows Intune Workload Identities Premium SKU 0002, which isn't yet purchasable. It's expected to launch in the coming months.

Product Name Product ID SKU ID Term Duration
Workload Identities Premium CFQ7TTC0R9QB 0002 All term durations (month, one year, three year)

Next steps


Reminder: Save on Azure compute services through the CSP program

Date: September 28, 2022

Summary

Microsoft is introducing a new way to save on Azure compute services through the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program.

Note

Azure savings plan for compute is now live. For details, see the the October 18 announcement Now live: Azure savings plan for compute

Workspace

Customers

Impacted audience

Partners transacting through the CSP program or LSP partners

Details

Microsoft is introducing a new way to save on Azure compute services through the CSP program. These new Azure offers can unlock growth opportunities for partners with new or existing customers while reducing operational overhead when compared to existing offers.

Next steps

The full announcement is only available to Microsoft partners. Sign in to access the full announcement.

Change log


Changes to CSP partner benefits for Azure reservations in 2023

Date: September 22, 2022

Summary

Important changes are being planned for Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partner compensation for Azure reservations purchases in 2023.

Workspace

Benefits

Impacted audience

Partners transacting through the CSP program

Details

CSP partners selling Azure reservations will have a new compensation model starting in January 2023. The full announcement is only available to Microsoft partners.

Sign in to access the full announcement.

Next steps

Review the full announcement about this change (available only to Microsoft partners) by signing in.


New API requirements for partner attestation starting November 7, 2022

Date: September 21, 2022

Summary

To help partners and customers run their business based on trust, there will be new API requirements for partner attestation, effective November 7, 2022.

Workspace

Account settings

Impacted audience

Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) indirect providers

Details

Microsoft runs on trust. We're committed to providing a compliant, safe, and secure method of transacting customer subscriptions in the CSP program. To achieve this, Microsoft is enhancing features for transactional APIs in CSP. We originally communicated these required changes in October 2021, December 2021, and February 2022, and the launch date was previously set to February 2022. We've now rescheduled the launch to November 7, 2022, but this feature change is already available from the customer order user interface (UI) in Partner Center.

The changes will break existing experiences for the specified APIs, and until you make the necessary API updates, you can’t place orders. Therefore, we strongly advise partners to make the API updates as soon as possible.

Partner and customer impact

As previously mentioned, CSP indirect providers can't complete purchases without first attesting that they're acting as either direct or indirect providers. Partner attestation requires acknowledgment on behalf of the organization: "I confirm that my organization is acting as an indirect partner when choosing a reseller and as a direct partner in the absence of selecting a reseller."

The following APIs require updates:

Next steps

Share this information with all appropriate contacts in your organization, and make the required API updates as soon as possible.

Questions?

More details can be found in the Enrollment for Application Platform webinar:


Azure Security best practices

Date: September 20, 2022

Summary

Protect your access to cloud resources with best practices for Azure Security.

Workspace

Account settings

Impacted audience

Direct and indirect providers, indirect resellers

Details

All partners in the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program accessing Partner Center and Partner Center APIs are required to follow the security guidance in this article on the best practices for Azure Security to protect themselves and their customers. Check your security requirements in Partner Center today.

Following basic security best practices can protect you and your customers from bad actors, mitigate security issues, and help remediate security escalations.

  • Add a security contact who will be informed when there's any security-related issue on the CSP tenant.
  • Ensure multifactor authentication (MFA) is in use and conditional access policies are enforced (for example blocking users by location and other common conditional access policies).
  • Ensure Azure budget spending limits are set up with the right notifications in place.
  • Adopt the Secure Application Model framework.
  • Remove delegated administrative privileges (DAP) connections when not in use.
  • Set up Azure fraud alerts to receive notifications when either you or your customer's Azure subscription shows possible crypto-mining activity and suspicious activity in a 30-day period.
  • Regularly check the Partner Center activity logs to monitor any user activities, including high privileged user creations, high privileged user role assignment, and so on. You can also use Partner Center activity log APIs to create a custom security dashboard on key user activities in Partner Center to proactively detect suspicious activities.

For further information, check out these resources:

Next steps

Take action on the detailed steps as soon as possible.

Questions?

Contact Partner Center support for questions, queries, or more information.


Introducing the new Microsoft eCDN SKU

Date: September 19, 2022

Summary

We’re excited to introduce a new standalone offer, Microsoft eCDN (Enterprise Content Delivery Network), designed to enhance live video streaming across your organization.

Workspace

Customers

Impacted audience

Cloud Solution Provider (CSP)

Details

Following the completion of Microsoft’s acquisition of Peer5 this last year, both teams have been committed to building a better hybrid workplace for a new era of communications. Over the past year, Microsoft and Peer5 have been working hard to bring that vision to fruition with the integration of Peer5 and Microsoft Teams.

As of September 1, 2022, customers can purchase a new first-party, standalone offer, Microsoft eCDN, a WebRTC-based solution from Microsoft that uses peer-to-peer streaming technology and is available for 0.50 US Dollars per user per month with an annual subscription. The new SKU is available for purchase worldwide by commercial (including worldwide public sector) and nonprofit customers via Volume Licensing (VL), CSP, and online directly from Microsoft.

With Microsoft eCDN, customers can seamlessly and securely live stream global meetings, all-hands calls, and town halls, and to distribute company-wide trainings on Teams live events, thereby mitigating impacts to the corporate network and line of business (LOB) applications. It’s designed to enhance network reliability, reduce network saturation, and deliver secure, high-quality, large-scale live video streaming with optimized network performance directly on Teams live events.

Microsoft eCDN provides robust value for video streaming, including:

  • Compliance with Microsoft 365
  • Enhanced network reliability for Teams by reducing the load on the corporate network
  • Vendor consolidation and reduced total cost of ownership
  • Browser-based technology
  • Advanced analytics during and after event
  • A silent tester to troubleshoot network issues before event
  • Compatibility with third-party video streaming services

Pricing

Estimated retail price of USD0.50 per user per month

New commerce experience or Modern - Partner-led:

Offer name Product ID
eCDN CFQ7TTC0JSQ1

Next steps

Questions?

If you have questions, email eCDN support.

Change log

September 20, 2022: Added estimated retail price information.


View the latest promotions and offers

Summary

The latest Global Promo Readiness Guide has now been published.

Workspace

Pricing

Impacted audience

Partners transacting through the Cloud Solution Provider program

Details

The latest Global Promo Readiness Guide, a consolidated view of all current and upcoming promotions, is now available on the Operations Readiness resource gallery. See active and upcoming promotions and offers at the Global Promo Readiness Guide collection.

Next steps

Review the latest monthly Promo Guide in the Operations Readiness resource gallery. Share this information with the appropriate contacts in your organization, and let us know if the guide is helpful by responding to the Was this page helpful? question at the bottom of the page.

Questions?

If you have questions, contact your Regional Operations Center using the Call Logging Tool (CLT) or by using explore.ms. Follow the standard CLT process closely so we can resolve your query as quickly as possible.


Windows 365 15 percent post-event promo

Date: September 15, 2022

Summary

The Windows 365 post-event promo offers a 15 percent discount from now until December 31, 2022 for customers who purchase 50 or more net-new Windows 365 seats after a qualifying event.

Workspace

Customers

Impacted audience

Windows 365 partners and customers

Details

We're pleased to share more details about the Windows 365 post-event promo, which offers a 15 percent discount from now until December 31, 2022 for customers who purchase 50 or more net-new Windows 365 seats after a qualifying event.

The discount, which is only for new purchases, will be valid for the entire subscription term and must be transacted using volume licensing (VL). Cloud Solution Provider isn’t eligible.

Qualifying events are any presales customer event with a Windows 365 component, such as a Cloud PC event-in-a-box, a NextGen Windows workshop, or even a one-to-one partner-led sales briefing on Windows 365.

Contracts must be fully executed by December 31, 2022 to qualify.

Don't delay, and start discussing with your customers today.

Next steps

Join our webinar on September 22, 2022 to learn more.

Questions?

Contact Support if you have questions or need more information.


Reconciliation data model changes available in sandbox on September 15

Date: September 15, 2022

Summary

Reconciliation data model changes in the upcoming new offer for Azure compute services will be available in the sandbox on September 15, 2022.

Workspace

General

Impacted audience

Partners transacting through the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program and Licensing Solution Partners (LSP)

Details

Microsoft is introducing new ways to save on Azure compute services. Reconciliation data model changes in the upcoming new offer for Azure compute services will be available in the sandbox on September 15, 2022. This new offer will require more data to reconcile purchases to consumption and cost.

The full announcement is only available to Microsoft partners. Sign in to access the full announcement.

Next steps


Cloud Solution Providers (CSP) Fundamentals: CSP and new commerce experience (NCE) overview

Summary

We're holding CSP Fundamentals sessions to provide guidance to partners in setting up, managing, and transacting in CSP and NCE.

Workspace

General

Impacted audience

CSP direct-bill partners and indirect providers

Details

Session duration: 90 minutes

Agenda:

  • CSP overview
  • NCE overview
  • Resources
  • Q&A

Pre-session work:

Review the following materials before the session:

Next steps

Register for your preferred session by selecting the appropriate link:

CSP Fundamentals listing page (eventbuilder.com)

Region Time Date Language
Americas (EN) 2:00 PM Eastern Time (UTC-4) October 11, 2022 English
Americas (ES) 10:00 AM Eastern Time (UTC-4) October 11, 2022 Spanish
Americas (PT) 10:00 AM Eastern Time (UTC-4) October 12, 2022 Portuguese
EMEA (EN) 9:30 AM Eastern Time (UTC-4) October 12, 2022 English
Asia Pacific (EN) 11:30 AM SGT (UTC+8) October 12, 2022 English

Questions?

Contact Support if you have any questions or need more information.

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Extended timelines: Securing the partner ecosystem by transitioning to GDAP

Date: September 12, 2022

Summary

Microsoft is extending the previously announced timelines for key actions partners need to take to secure their ecosystem.

Workspace

Account settings

Impacted audience

Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) direct-bill partners, indirect providers, and indirect resellers (and their respective advisors)

Details

We’ve made a business decision to provide partners extended time to make the transition from delegated admin privileges (DAP) to granular delegated admin privileges (GDAP).

The new timelines for the following milestones will be announced in early October. We expect the milestones to be delayed one to three months.

  • Microsoft will stop creating DAPs when a new customer or reseller relationship is created.
  • Microsoft will start removing DAPs that have been inactive.
  • Microsoft will transition existing active DAP connections to GDAP roles.

Partners in the CSP program are responsible for their customers’ consumption of Microsoft cloud services. It's important that you're aware of—and take steps to mitigate and remediate—security issues that affect you and your customers.

We encourage partners to continue taking the necessary steps to transition to GDAP by following these steps:

  1. Review the DAP report, and remove DAP relationships that aren’t required.
  2. Use the bulk migration tool to transition to GDAP.

We appreciate those efforts and look forward to continuing to work with you to improve the security posture of our ecosystem.

Next steps


Live: customTermEndDate can now be configured for NCE migration

Date: September 12, 2022

Summary

We’re introducing a new field, CustomTermEndDate, to align with new commerce experience subscription end dates.

Workspace

Customer

Impacted audience

Direct-Bill and Indirect Providers

Details

In March 2022, we launched a key capability for partners to manage new subscriptions or renewed subscriptions to align with term end dates.

This capability is called coterminosity and is available from both the Partner Center user interface and APIs.

We're now launching a feature for you to migrate a legacy subscription to new commerce and align with the New Commerce Subscription End Date. An end date can be set to align with an existing non-trial OnlineServicesNCE subscription or calendar month.

For more information about aligning subscription end dates, see Align subscription end dates in Partner Center.

The Create a new commerce migration API now has a new field, customTermEndDate.

Resources

Next steps

Familiarize yourself with the new feature and share this information with relevant people.

Questions?


Live: New grid view in the Partner Center referrals workspace

Date: September 9, 2022

Summary

We’re introducing a familiar grid view for the Co-sell opportunities referrals page for deal management.

Workspace

Referrals

Impacted audience

Referral admins in Partner Center

Details

Partner Center is the central place for partners to manage their relationship with Microsoft. To streamline engagement between us and to make it simpler and easier to do business together, we’re continuing to invest in and update the user experience.

As part of this investment, we’re introducing a familiar grid view for the Co-sell opportunities referrals page for deal management.

For a limited time, users can switch between the new grid view and the previous user interface (UI), using the toggle button in the upper right corner.

New features and updates in this release include:

  • A new grid view within the Referrals workspace Co-sell Opportunities tab
  • Faster performance and page load times
  • Improved sorting and filtering functionality
  • Relocation of action buttons for a more seamless flow
  • Search functionality to find deals easily

Next steps

  • Review these resources:

  • Share this information with the appropriate stakeholders in your organization.

  • Microsoft will collect user data and direct user feedback for immediate and future updates. Use the feedback icon in Partner Center to send feedback about the new experience.

Questions?


Monthly updates to the Partner Center Referrals workspace UI

Date: September 7, 2022

Summary

Updates to the Partner Center Referrals workspace will be released over the coming months.

Workspace

General

Impacted audience

Partner Center Referrals administrators

Details

Over the life of our partner channel, we’ve seen explosive growth in the overall size of the Microsoft partner ecosystem. Partner Center was introduced several years ago to consolidate all Microsoft partner tasks into a single, secure, and dynamic digital experience.

Partner Center has become our hub for:

  • Creating, renewing, and managing Microsoft Partner Network membership.
  • Earning, assigning, accessing, and maintaining partner benefits.
  • Publishing into storefronts—AppSource and Commercial Marketplace. 
  • Tracking eligibility and payouts for channel incentive programs.
  • Managing leads, referrals, and co-sell opportunities with Microsoft.

Partner Center is the central place for partners to manage their relationship with Microsoft. As part of our commitment to streamlining engagement between us and making it simpler and easier to do business together, we’re continuing to invest in and update the user experience. With the help of your feedback, we’ve invested in design and functionality improvements across Partner Center navigation, opportunity relevance, and user experience consistency.

Later this calendar year, users will see new updates in Partner Center that will bring improvements to the Referrals workspace. The changes will help partners have a more efficient, productive, and faster experience. As part of the updates, we’ll define clear user roles and institute consistent and inclusive design principles. We’ll launch with the initial experience and continue to release improvements throughout the calendar year.

Refer to the following table for the phases, timeline, and corresponding changes to the features on the Co-sell Opportunities Referrals page. These changes will be available first as a pilot to select partners, followed by a general availability release.

Phase Feature Launch date User Interface (UI) improvements
1 Grid view September We’re introducing a familiar grid view for the Co-sell Opportunities Referrals page for deal management. Users will see the updated experience by default, with the ability to toggle back to the original experience for a limited time.
2 Deal details September We’re changing the layout of how the deal details are shown so we follow a better layout and organization.
3 New deal flow October We’re changing the new deal flow to match the user experience of the other flows in the Referrals workspace.
4 Leads tab November We’re changing the Leads pages to match the user experience of the other flows in the Referrals workspace.
5 Business profiles December We’re changing the Business profiles page to match the user experience of the other flows in the Referrals workspace.

Next steps

  • Review the resources about this topic, and share them with the appropriate stakeholders in your organization.
  • Be aware of forthcoming announcements with more resources and details for each phase as updates are released.

Microsoft will collect user data and direct user feedback for immediate and future updates.

Questions?

For more information on this change, view the resources listed in the previous sections. If you have any questions, submit a support ticket via the Partner Center Support page.


September Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) community update and reminders

Date: September 7, 2022

Summary

The CSP monthly update newsletter is now available, along with more CSP community resources that provide you with essential program updates.

Workspace

General

Impacted audience

CSP direct-bill partners and indirect providers

Details

This month’s resources cover the following topics:

Launches

Clinics

CSP Community Q&A reminder

The monthly CSP community Q&A session provides you with an opportunity to learn more and ask questions about changes affecting the program.

Register here to join upcoming calls.

Always available—Launch content on demand

Within the monthly CSP community collection, you can find:

For a consolidated view of all recent and active launches in a single place, visit the partner launch calendar. You'll find a timeline for each launch and links to published materials to help you learn more about that launch.

Need licensing readiness? The monthly CSP spotlight webinars cover the latest CSP licensing information available for all partners.

Next steps

Review the community resources and register for the Community Call Q&A.

Questions?

The monthly CSP community Q&A call is the best place to bring questions about operational change in the CSP program. You can submit a question up to 48 hours before the call. All launch-related questions will be answered in the call and in the Q&A document published after the call.

Questions on any other CSP topic? Visit the Partner Center support page.

Change log

September 23, 2022: Removed link


Microsoft Publisher Agreement version 8.0 – October 2022 update

Date: September 7, 2022

Summary

We’ve updated the Microsoft Publisher Agreement.

Workspace

General

Impacted audience

Publishers

Details

We've updated the Microsoft Publisher Agreement to clarify our respective tax obligations, remove outdated terms, and make the agreement easier to read.

Next steps


New Teams Rooms licensing is here

Date: September 7, 2022

Summary

Meet Microsoft Teams Rooms Pro, a new offer that brings together the value of existing Teams Rooms features, new innovations, and the managed services platform in one license.

Workspace

Pricing

Impacted audience

Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partners

Details

Today, we’re excited to announce changes to our Microsoft Teams Rooms licensing model that will simplify the journey for your customers and accelerate adoption.

Customers are eagerly seeking solutions for their hybrid work and return-to-office challenges, and these changes will help ensure that we have the right offers to support their workplace needs.

Updates include:

  • New Microsoft Teams Rooms licensing structure
  • Update to Teams Rooms managed services

Refer to the public announcement for complete details.

You can also refer to this article containing partner guidance on steps to take or how to support your customers posted on August 13, 2022.

Microsoft Teams Rooms Pro is offered at USD40 estimated retail price (ERP) per month and is available through all our purchasing channels:

  • Enterprise Agreement
  • Enterprise Agreement Subscription
  • Enrollment for Education Solutions
  • New commerce experience (NCE)/Modern—customer-led
  • NCE/Modern—partner-led
  • CSP
  • Web Direct

The new Pro SKUs are:

  • Microsoft Teams Rooms Pro
  • Microsoft Teams Rooms Pro for EDU
  • Microsoft Teams Rooms Pro for GCC
  • Microsoft Teams Rooms Pro without Audio Conferencing
  • Microsoft Teams Rooms Pro without Audio Conferencing for EDU

Teams Rooms Basic (zero dollar) SKU is available via Web Direct. The SKU can be enabled by acquiring a zero-dollar Teams Rooms Basic license and assigning it to the device via the customer’s Microsoft 365 Admin portal.

Next steps

We’ve developed several resources to support you through this transition:


New ways to save on Azure compute services through the Cloud Service Provider (CSP) program coming soon

Date: September 1, 2022

Summary

Microsoft is introducing a new way to save on Azure compute services through the CSP program.

Note

Azure savings plan for compute is now live. For details, see the the October 18 announcement Now live: Azure savings plan for compute

Workspace

Customers

Impacted audience

Partners transacting through the CSP program and LSP partners

Details

Microsoft is introducing a new way to save on Azure compute services through the CSP program. These new Azure offers can unlock growth opportunities for partners with new or existing customers while reducing operational overhead as compared to existing offers.

Next steps

The full announcement is only available to Microsoft partners. Sign in to access the full announcement.


View the latest promotions and offers

Date: September 1, 2022

Summary

The latest Global Promo Readiness Guide has been published.

Workspace

Pricing

Impacted audience

Partners transacting through the Cloud Solution Provider program

Details

The latest Global Promo Readiness Guide, a consolidated view of all current and upcoming promotions, is now available at the Operations Readiness resource gallery.

See active and upcoming promotions and offers at the Global Promo Readiness Guide collection.

Next steps

Review the latest monthly Promo Guide in the Operations Readiness resource gallery. Share this information with the appropriate contacts in your organization, and let us know if the guide is helpful by responding to the Was this page helpful? question at the bottom of the page.

Questions?

For questions about these offers, check your relevant Yammer communities.


Microsoft 365 Nonprofit pricing and Audio Conferencing licensing updates

Date: September 1, 2022

Summary

Beginning September 1, 2022, we're making changes to Microsoft 365 and Office 365 nonprofit plans.

For more information, see the Details section of this announcement.

Workspace

Pricing

Impacted audience

All partners

Details

What’s changing? Beginning September 1, 2022, we're making the following changes to Microsoft 365 and Office 365 nonprofit plans.

Product Previous price (USD) Price on September 1, 2022 (USD)
Office 365 E1 2.00 2.50
Office 365 E3 4.50 5.75
Office 365 E5 14.00 15.20
Microsoft 365 E3 8.00 9.00
Microsoft 365 Business Premium 5.00 5.50

These increases will apply globally with local market adjustments for certain regions. We'll continue to provide nonprofits discounts of up to 75% on many other Microsoft 365 products.

Note

These changes will not affect any nonprofit offers available as a grant, including:

  • 10 licenses of Microsoft 365 Business Premium

  • 300 licenses of Microsoft 365 Business Basic

  • 2,000 licenses of Office 365 E1 via Enterprise Agreement.

Next steps

Familiarize yourself with this information and share it with the appropriate people.

Questions?


Introducing the Microsoft 365 SMB and New Customer Upsell Promotion for Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Customers

Date: September 1, 2022

Summary

The Microsoft 365 SMB and New Customer Upsell Promotion for Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Customers is now available.

A 16.7 percent discount is available to:

  • Customers who are new to Microsoft 365
  • Existing customers who upgrade to a more premium product

who choose to start with a low-risk monthly commitment across any of the products listed in the Details section of this announcement.

This offer is valid from September 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

Workspace

Customers

Impacted audience

CSP indirect providers and resellers and direct-bill partners

Details

Microsoft created the SMB New Customer and Upsell promotion to enable partners to pitch how Microsoft 365 helps prospective and existing customers do more with less by consolidating vendors or improving their security and productivity posture with more premium products.

The SMB New Customer and Upsell promo provides a 16.7 percent discount to:

  • Customers who are new to Microsoft 365

  • Existing customers who upgrade to a more premium product who choose to start with a low-risk monthly commitment across any of the following products:

  • Microsoft 365 Business Basic

  • Microsoft 365 Business Standard

  • Microsoft 365 Business Premium

  • Microsoft 365 Apps for Business

  • Microsoft Teams Essentials (Azure AD Identity)

  • Microsoft Defender for Business

This offer is valid from September 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

Next steps

For more information about available promotions, download the Global Promotions Readiness Guide. (The guide is saved to your default download folder, sometimes with no notification.)

Questions?

For more information about the Microsoft 365 SMB and New Customer Upsell Promotion, download the Microsoft Small and Medium Business Do More with Less NCE Offer FAQ.

Change log

September 9, 2022: Updated Microsoft Teams Essentials on the 16.7% discount list to Microsoft Teams Essentials (Azure AD Identity)


October 1 Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) software subscription offer and price list changes

Date: September 1, 2022

Summary

On October 1, 2022, CSP software subscription opportunities will be expanding with corresponding price changes.

Workspace

Pricing

Impacted audience

CSP partners

Details

Partners will have new options to sell software subscriptions and hosted solutions that include software. Products affected include Windows Server, SQL Server, and Remote Desktop Services (RDS). In addition to associated product licensing changes, there will be the following CSP offer updates:

  • New one- and three-year subscriptions to Windows Server Datacenter edition will be available.
  • A monthly billing option will be available with one-year software subscriptions to affected products.

Over time, one-year software subscription prices will be aligned with offers sold under the Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA). Some prices might decrease while others might increase.

On October 1, the following CSP software subscription price list changes will take effect:

Product ID SKU title Current price (USD) Effective October 1 (USD)
DG7GMGF0D5RK Windows Server 2022 Standard - 8 Core License Pack 1 Year 272 213.60
DG7GMGF0DVSV Windows Server 2022 Remote Desktop Services - 1 User CAL 1 Year 56.04 77.04
Not yet available Windows Server 2022 Datacenter - 8 Core License Pack 3 Year N/A 3091.68
Not yet available Windows Server 2022 Datacenter – 8 Core License Pack 1 Year N/A 1481.28

Note

Partners who transact software subscriptions should always download the latest price list to see current prices.

Next steps

  • To learn more, review the CSP pricing and offers pricing resources.
  • Share this information with all appropriate contacts in your organization
  • For more information on the October 1 release, see the partner blog on these hosting changes.

Email notifications for marketplace leads in Partner Center

Date: September 1, 2022

Summary

Email notifications or digest emails are sent when marketplace leads are generated in Partner Center

Workspace

Referrals

Impacted audience

Partners with Marketplace leads for offers listed in the Microsoft commercial marketplace (Referral admins)

Details

In today’s fast-moving world, we want to reach you where you are—your email inbox.

Partner Center now sends email to you when a lead is created so you can quickly reach out to your customers and help them with the offer installation and pricing.

If you have many leads, we don’t want to bombard you with email, so we just send you a single digest email every day. This email is sent to Referral admins in Partner Center.

Marketplace leads are always available in the Referrals workspacein Partner center.

Next steps

Sign in to Partner Center > Referrals > Leads and start reaching out to them right away!


Removal of check payment instructions from new commerce invoices in the US (including Puerto Rico) and Canada

Date: September 1, 2022

Summary

Starting October 1, 2022, partner invoices will no longer contain physical check remit instructions on the face of their summarized invoice.

Workspace

Billing

Impacted audience

Direct-bill partners transacting through the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program

Details

Effective October 1, 2022, Microsoft will remove the check payment option from new commerce invoices. This change affects only the United States (including Puerto Rico) and Canada.

  • Before December 1, 2022, current check payers are required to update their accounts payable or procurement system to pay Microsoft through wire transfer or automated clearing house (ACH) going forward.
  • All new and prospective partners will be required to remit payment to Microsoft only via wire transfer or ACH.

Next steps

For more information regarding Partner Center billing, see Understand your bill and reconciliation file in Partner Center.

Questions?

If you have questions, create a support request at the Partner Center Support page.