Membership programs for Partner with Microsoft

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The Microsoft Cloud Partner Program (formerly known as Microsoft Partner Network, or MPN) provides you different program options to differentiate your business, go to market, and sell your solutions. You can join at no cost, then choose how to invest in your partnership with a Microsoft.

When you join the Cloud Partner Program, you become part of a global community that connects you to the relationships, insights, tools, resources, and programs you need to amaze your customers and drive business growth. As you achieve your business goals, you can participate in the program at the level that suits your needs to access more benefits.

Join Microsoft Cloud Partner Program

To join the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program:

The Cloud Partner Program helps you develop relationships with Microsoft and other partners in the network. Currently Microsoft is offering two broad programs:

  • Microsoft Action Pack
  • Solutions partner designations

Microsoft Action Pack

There is no prerequisite to join the Microsoft Action Pack program. Every partner who has signed the Cloud Partner Program agreement is eligible to join the Microsoft Action Pack program. Each partner is allocated a single Partner Global ID, and you can purchase one action pack from Microsoft.

The Microsoft Action Pack includes software, support, and benefits for businesses that want to start, build, and grow their Microsoft practice in a cloud-first, mobile-first world. Learn more on how to buy a Microsoft Action Pack.

Solutions partner designations

There are six Solutions partner designations available for partners to achieve aligning to specific solution areas:

  • Solutions partner for Business Applications
  • Solutions partner for Data and AI (Azure)
  • Solutions partner for Digital and App Innovation (Azure)
  • Solutions partner for Infrastructure (Azure)
  • Solutions partner for Security
  • Solutions partner for Modern Work

This program helps you demonstrate your proven expertise in delivering quality solutions in a specialized area of business. To be eligible to join this program, you must meet eligibility criteria. Solutions partner designations are designed to meet your current customers' needs and be recognizable to prospective ones. Join the elite tier of Microsoft partners and stand out from your peers.

Learn more about working with Solutions Partner designations.

Enjoy the benefits

When you join the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program, either with Microsoft Action Pack or Solutions Partner designations, you receive a set of benefits that can help you save time and money. It helps you strengthen your capabilities, better serve customers, and build connections to reach your full business potential.

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