Coming to the Cloud Solution Provider program: seat-based offers in new commerce


Written by Dan Truax, General Manager, Global Partner Solutions


Technology has amplified change for organizations worldwide. As a result, our customers’ businesses are constantly evolving, and the Microsoft partner ecosystem must continue to evolve with them to effectively meet their needs.


We’re on a transformational journey with our new commerce experience. This is a multi-stage, multi-year investment in the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program aimed at accelerating partners’ business growth, reducing licensing complexity and costs, and enabling partners to address how customers prefer to purchase. In 2019 we added the new commerce experience for Microsoft Azure, and we’ve continued to add new capabilities including our most recent announcements to help partners transition to the new commerce experience in the CSP program for Azure.


Beginning 1 September 2021, we will enable sandbox testing for the new commerce experience in the CSP program for Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, and Power Platform, as well as Windows 365, ahead of general availability for new commerce transactions of seat-based offers in October of this year (note: seat-based offers in new commerce will become available in Brazil in February 2022).


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