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Legacy competencies when Silver Partner

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Dear team,

 

If a partner currently has Silver Partner Status and wants to renew his Silver for another year, how is he able to choose between the different legacy competencies like Cloud Business Applications, Cloud Platform, Cloud Productivity, Data Analytics, Data Platform, Enterprise Mobility Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions, Windows and Devices.

The reseller is unable to see this. Where can he find it in MS Partner Center?

 

Br,

Nis

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I think this previous topic discussion answers your question: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/partner-benefits/legacy-silver-benefits-end-date/m-p/3869750

Regarding 'choosing' between the different types of competencies, that's simply not possible/needed anymore. You renew you legacy benefits and get the benefits associated to the competencies they last had on September 2022. You can't choose anything. If the partner was eligible back then, then they're eligible on their renewal as well. But you can't expand your eligibility by earning a new competency type.

Think this information will also help: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/partner-center/silver-gold-membership-competency#my-renew-button-i...

Cheers,
Martijn

Hi @NisChr975 

 

If a partner currently has Silver Partner Status and wants to renew his Silver for another year, how is he able to choose between the different legacy competencies like Cloud Business Applications, Cloud Platform, Cloud Productivity, Data Analytics, Data Platform, Enterprise Mobility Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions, Windows and Devices.

Renewing legacy benefits has recently been discussed on the following post -Legacy silver benefits end date ? - Microsoft Community Hub

 

The reseller is unable to see this. Where can he find it in MS Partner Center?

I believe this link can guide you - Connect with your customers - Partner Center | Microsoft Learn

 

 

 

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Microsoft CSP Licensing Concierge

Dear Martijn,
Thank you for your reply. The issue with renewing Silver is the competencies. Let us say a partner only has the the Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions competency and wants to get the Cloud Platform competency (to get the correct incentives etc.) what is he supposed to do to get this?
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They can't. Partners are not eligible to choose the competency anymore. Partners are only eligible to renew the legacy benefits for the competencies they were had on September 2022. If they didn't have the Cloud Platform competency before that date (the deprecation date of competencies), then they are simply not eligible to get those benefits.


"You'll be able to renew your Silver or Gold membership during the renewal window that opens after your Anniversary Date (date of purchase). You receive the same benefits as before once you successfully renew your membership." = meaning, you can't choose the competency to get different benefits associated to that competency. 

Thanks, Martijn. This was just the info I was looking forward. Have a great day :)
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@NisChr975 

They can't. Partners are not eligible to choose the competency anymore. Partners are only eligible to renew the legacy benefits for the competencies they were had on September 2022. If they didn't have the Cloud Platform competency before that date (the deprecation date of competencies), then they are simply not eligible to get those benefits.


"You'll be able to renew your Silver or Gold membership during the renewal window that opens after your Anniversary Date (date of purchase). You receive the same benefits as before once you successfully renew your membership." = meaning, you can't choose the competency to get different benefits associated to that competency. 

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