In 2022, we continued to invest in our partners and our partner program, unlocking new ways to drive business growth and profitability for your organization. We remain driven by a belief that the surest path to success is continually investing in new ways to build and go to market with solutions. This year, our commitment to reflecting the continuous digital transformation of our industry meant a necessary evolution of our partner ecosystem. Changes in the partner program align with continuously shifting customer needs. Along the way, many of our partners provided feedback, and we want to thank you for innovating alongside us this past year.
As one of our main channels for broad partner communication, the Microsoft Partner blog is an excellent guide for navigating this year’s resources, strategic advice, and expert perspectives. Below, we’ve rounded up some of our most popular blogs and can’t-miss announcements to revisit before we turn the calendar into 2023:
Microsoft Cloud Partner Program
This year, we reimagined the Microsoft Partner Network into the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program to ensure our partner ecosystem is beneficial for everyone — whether you build and sell services, software solutions, or devices. Within this new structure, we are building out pathways to success for all partners. The launch included elements for services partners (six new Solutions Partner designations, aligned to customer solution areas and anchored on the Microsoft Cloud) and ISV partners (via ISV Success), and we will continue to add offerings for other partner types. Our aim is for the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program to empower partners to meaningfully engage customers in any scenario and industry. We’ve tracked this evolution throughout the year, and now you can reread both our original vision and October’s exciting launch announcements: