What’s new for Microsoft partners: July 2022 edition


The past three months have brought a new round of investments in the Microsoft Partner Network, accompanying our transition to a new fiscal year and ongoing evolution into the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program. Below, we’ve compiled this quarter’s biggest announcements that you should know about — more information on these and other updates are always available on the Partner Center Docs site.


Microsoft Cloud Partner Program

Evolving toward the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program: We are progressing toward the general availability of the new Solutions Partner designations on October 3. Partners can check their current eligibility for these designations by viewing their partner capability score in Partner Center.


ISV Success program now in private preview: The Microsoft Cloud Partner Program is for all partners, whether you build and sell software, services, or devices. As part of our support for ISVs, we’ve launched the ISV Success program to help connect partners with powerful tools, one-to-one consultations, and training resources.


New commerce experience

Postponing phase 3 of the Azure offer availability: As of this April, we have postponed the start date for phase 3 of the new commerce experience for Azure in the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program. For now, partners should continue transitioning customers to the Azure plan in new commerce to accrue partner earned credit or incentives.


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