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FY19 has been a successful inaugural year for the Microsoft Content Services Partner Program. With an initial rollout at Inspire 2018 in July and a second wave of partners announced at Ignite 2018 in September, we have a solid group of 25 Charter members and 17 Associate members – both SIs and ISVs – working with the Microsoft field to extend the value of the Microsoft Content Services platform. 

Microsoft is redefining enterprise content management (ECM) with a modern, end-to-end set of software and services to connect entire workplaces and enable intelligent content management.

 

Partners in the Microsoft Content Services Partner Program are a select group of organizations around the globe who have demonstrated their expertise in delivering solutions that make the transformation of their customers’ content management approach practical and attainable. 

 

With FY20 fast approaching, we would like to extend the invite to our greater partner ecosystem to participate in this program in FY20. We’ll be accepting applications through May 31 for the Microsoft Content Services Partner Program for both charter and associate members.  

 

If your organization delivers solutions that make the transformation of your customers’ content management approach practical and attainable, fill out the Microsoft Content Services Partner Program application form 

 

Program partners can receive the following benefits:  

  • Distribution and amplification of approved partner/customer case studies 
  • Use of logos recognizing charter partners as “Microsoft Preferred” and “Charter Member” of the program 
  • Access to compete and go-to-market collateral 
  • Future access to funding and incentives such as DPS, workshops, and training 
  • Alignment and referral to the Microsoft field 
  • Quarterly NDA briefings from the Microsoft product team 
  • Invitation to the annual Microsoft Content Services Summit (tentatively October 2019) 
  • Additional marketing support 

A few things to note about your application: 

  • Charter partners are required to submit 4 pieces of customer evidence. 
  • Projects submitted for customer evidence should be recent – less than 3 years old – and include SharePoint Online.  
  • Case studies should include references to the Microsoft solutions utilized during the project.  
  • At least one customer must be willing to have their name be used publicly. That is, not all references may be masked or private.  
  • Case studies that include Microsoft Teams integration, Advanced Data Governance (ADG), E5, or a combination will count as one piece of evidence in your application, and they may count as 2 pieces of evidence (with a signed release and depending on the details included) towards the annual customer evidence requirement. 
  • Partners can select at most 3 workloads that align to their current business for this program. 
  • Partners can select at most 3 industries that they will target for this program. 
  • Partners must indicate their current competency level (Gold, Silver, etc.) 

Full details, along with terms and conditions of the program are available on the registration form. You can also learn more about the partner program, FY20 benefits, requirements, and application process, by participating in a conference call on Friday, May 10 at 8:30 am PDT. Fill in this form by 8 pm PDT on Thursday, May 9 to receive an invite. 

 

For more information on the Microsoft Content Services Partner Program, visit aka.ms/ContentServicesProgram.