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 thePartner Center Docs site.
Microsoft Cloud Partner Program
Evolving toward the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program:We are progressing toward the general availability of thenew Solutions Partner designationson October 3. Partners can check their current eligibility for these designations by viewing their partner capability scorein 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 theISV Success programto 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 thenew commerce experience for Azurein 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.