Buy Microsoft Action Pack

Appropriate roles: Global admin | MPN Partner admin

The Microsoft Action Pack is a portfolio of resources that can jumpstart your business growth. This program provides you with benefits and software license grants so that you can use them to grow your business. This membership once purchased allows you to choose benefits from two different subscriptions:

  • Microsoft Action Pack (Action Pack)
  • Learning Action Pack (Learning Action Pack)

Note

You can pick only one Microsoft Action Pack or Learning Action Pack per Partner Global account.

Join the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program (prerequisite)

If you're new to partnering with Microsoft, the first step is to join the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program.

After you've joined the partner network, select Get started to buy your first Action Pack.

Note

You can buy one Action Pack for one Partner global account. Learn more about Partner global account.

Prerequisites to purchase Microsoft Action Pack

Before you can purchase the Action Pack, you must fulfill following two conditions:

  • Ensure your organization has joined the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program.
  • You should be a Global admin or MPN Partner Admin user in Partner Center. If you don't have one of those roles, you won't have access to some of the Partner Center pages described in this article. If that happens, contact your Global admin and ask them to assign you the appropriate role.

Purchase Microsoft Action Pack

Use the following instructions to buy a Microsoft Action Pack:

  1. Sign in to Partner Center and select Membership.

  2. Select Membership offers.

  3. Select Microsoft action pack subscription and then Buy now.

    A pane opens.

    Screenshot of MPN Action Pack purchase page.

  4. On the pane, select Microsoft action pack subscription and read the instructions.

    Screenshot of MPN Action Pack subscription right panel.

  5. Select the checkbox and select Accept agreement & place order.

    Screenshot of Accept Agreement & Place order checkbox.

    A payment pop-up appears.

  6. Select either Credit card or Wire Transfer, then Proceed.

    Depending on the country, you will either see both the credit card option and wire transfer option or only wire transfer option.

    Screenshot of MPN Action Pack payment options page.

Download Microsoft Action Pack invoice

To download your Action Pack invoice follow following instructions:

  1. Sign in to Partner Center and select Membership.
  2. Select Bills and Payments.
  3. Select a purchase row and then Download invoice.

Choose Microsoft Action Pack or Learning Action Pack

After Microsoft Action Pack purchase and when you go to Benefits workspace, you'll be prompted to choose one of the two Action Packs offerings, Microsoft Action Pack or Learning Action Pack. You can view and compare the benefits of both options in Action Pack benefits and license details.

Alternately, you can also download the Action Pack benefits guide. Read the descriptions of the two types and choose the one that suits your company's needs best.

Important

After you choose one of the Action Packs and save your choice, that choice is permanent for the rest of the year. The selection screen won't be available to you again until your next renewal period.

Microsoft Action Pack renewal

You can renew your Action Pack subscription only after it expires. For example, if your Action Pack subscription expires on June 22, you can renew it starting June 23. You can find your Action Pack subscription's expiration date on your membership offers page (sign-in required). When you're eligible to renew, follow the steps documented at the renewal page.

Important

Your membership renewal date is different than the date when your benefits actually expire (post you have activated them). Your cloud benefits and internal-use rights (IURs) activated on Microsoft 365 Admin Center portal aren't renewed automatically when you renew your Action Pack subscription. You would need to redeem the cloud software subscription keys by going to Benefits workspace and then using these keys to extend the end date in Microsoft 365 Admin Center portal.

For example, an Action Pack subscription that was purchased on 1st July 2022 will be eligible for membership renewal on 2nd July 20222. However, if you activated benefits in Microsoft 365 Admin Center portal on 18th August 2022, these benefits will NOT be automatically extended on renewal of your Microsoft membership. You will need to get the new keys and use them to extend the end date in Microsoft 365 Admin portal.

Cancel your Action Pack

To cancel your Microsoft Action Pack and request a refund, the following conditions should be met:

  • Action Pack Purchase can be canceled only within 30 days.
  • None of the benefits is consumed or redeemed.
  • Submit a support request in Partner Center.

Action Pack benefits and software license details

There are two types of Action Pack to choose from, Learning Action Pack and Microsoft Action Pack. The information in these tables is intended to help partners understand the product licenses included in Microsoft Action Pack (Action Pack) and the Learning Action Pack (Learning Action Pack).

Learning Action Pack benefits

Note

This table was last updated on June 9, 2022.

Benefit Offer Details
Azure Credit (Monthly) $100
Windows Server 2022 Enterprise - Learning VHD 100
Visual Studio Pro 3
Microsoft Office 365 (E3) Seats 5
SQL Server 2019 Standard (Per Core) 2
Windows Server 2019 Essentials (Per Core) 1
Windows Server 2019 CALs 10
Dynamics 365 – Customer Engagement 5
Services: Technical Journeys Five hours
Support: Product Support Incidents 10

Microsoft Action Pack benefits

Note

This table was last updated on June 9, 2022.

Apps and infrastructure

Microsoft Software Product Type License Grants
Azure AD Basic Cloud Service 5
Microsoft Azure Cloud Service US$100 monthly credit
Microsoft Visual Studio Professional Subscription Cloud Service 3
R Server for SUSE Linux On-premises 1
R Server for Teradata DB On-premises 1
System Center 2019 Client Management Suite On-premises 10
System Center 2019 Standard On-premises 16
System Center Configuration Manager (current branch) On-premises 10
System Center Endpoint Protection (current branch) On-premises 10
Windows Server 2019 CALs (not edition specific) On-premises 10
Windows Server 2019 Essentials (Per Core) On-premises 1
Windows Server 2019 Remote Desktop Services (RDS) CALs On-premises 10
Windows Server 2019 Standard (Per Core) On-premises 16
Windows Storage Server 2016 Workgroup On-premises 1

Business applications

Microsoft Software Product Type License Grants
Microsoft Dynamics 365 – Customer Engagement Cloud Service 5
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Workgroup Server 2016 On-premises One server license provides access to five users

Data and AI

Microsoft Software Product Type License Grants
Machine Learning Server for Hadoop On-premises 1
Machine Learning Server for Linux On-premises 1
Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Standard (per core) On-premises 2

Modern workplace

Microsoft Software Product Type License Grants
Enterprise Mobility Suite Cloud Service 5
Microsoft Intune Cloud Service 5
Microsoft Office 365 E3 Cloud Service 5
Advanced Threat Analytics Client Management License On-premises 5
Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2015 On-premises 10
Microsoft Exchange Server 2019 Standard On-premises 1
Microsoft Exchange Server 2019 Standard CALs On-premises 10
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2019 On-premises 10
Microsoft Project Professional 2019 On-premises 1
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2019 Enterprise On-premises 1
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2019 Enterprise CALs (include Standard CALs) On-premises 10
Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2019 On-premises 1
Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2019 Standard CALs On-premises 10
Microsoft Visio Professional 2019 On-premises 1
Windows Server 2022 Enterprise (Current Branch or LTSC 2019) On-premises 10
Windows Server 2022 Professional (Current Branch or LTSC 2019) On-premises 10
Windows Embedded 8 Standard On-premises 10
Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Enterprise On-premises 10
Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro On-premises 10
Windows Embedded POS Ready 7 On-premises 10

Microsoft Cloud Partner Program Terms of Participation guide

To get important policy details regarding license use rights and limitations about each software product or online service, you can download the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program Terms of Participation Guide. Your organization must comply with the use terms outlined in the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program programs guide.

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