Getting around Partner Center
Appropriate roles: All partners interested in Partner Center
This article introduces Partner Center, describes page elements, and helps you get familiar with the Partner Center experience.
What is the Partner Center?
The Partner Center is a web-based, unified console that gives you access to a wide range of partner-centric activities such as membership, benefits, and account settings, all through a graphical user interface.
The Partner Center uses the concept of workspaces to group related tasks and information together to ensure that you can quickly get to and complete your work.
The Partner Center is where you can access all of your workspaces as well as account settings and support. It makes a great place to start to find any other information you're looking for.
Workspaces group tasks and information into distinct areas. You can access these workspaces through the tiles on the dashboard.
The following video describes what workspaces are and how they work.
You can hover over any of the tiles to see information about the workspace and get links to learn more.
List of workspaces
The following workspaces are available. You may not see all of these workspaces in your portal based on your permissions and memberships. Select each of the following workspaces to learn more.
|Account settings||View and edit your account settings, including your company profile, bank information, users, and permissions|
|Action Center||View all Partner Center actions and notifications, and manage preferences like contact information|
|Benefits||Access and activate your Microsoft Cloud Partner Program benefits to help you build and grow your business|
|Billing||Access and download your invoices and reconciliation files|
|Customers||Connect with customers, purchase subscriptions, manage licenses, and submit support requests on their behalf|
|Incentives||Explore incentives programs, sign up and manage incentives, and view your programs and payouts|
|Insights||View data on your customers and their purchases, and gain insights on how to grow your business|
|Membership||Enroll in and manage Microsoft Cloud Partner Program competencies, memberships, and programs to help you go to market|
|Marketplace offers||Create, publish, and manage solutions in the commercial marketplace and Office Store|
|Referrals||Discover and manage leads and co-sell opportunities to set your business apart|
|Payouts||Set up your payout account, and view and manage payout statements|
|Pricing||View and download pricing information for different offers, SKUs, and product bundles|
|Help + support||Get service health updates, view support articles, contact support, schedule support appointments, and manage your support requests|
The following video provides a deeper dive into the Billing, Pricing, and Customers workspaces.
You can also access any of your workspaces by expanding the navigation pane.
Every page other than the home page has breadcrumbs that help you get back to its parent or to the home page.
The search bar in the dashboard provides an easy way to find Partner Center pages and documentation. Just type keywords into the bar to get suggested links in the dropdown menu.
Notifications, help settings, and profile
Additional configuration and settings are available in the Partner Center menu.
- Notifications provides access to the latest alerts, notifications, and announcements.
- Help provides access to support ticket tracking and creation.
- Settings provides access to account settings and preferences.
- Profile provides access to your profile information. You can also sign in using a different account and switch directories.
If you have multiple directories, you can switch between them in the Profile menu.