Silver Partner Status in MS Partner Center

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Dear team,

 

We have an indirect reseller who is still eligible to become Silver Partner in MS Partner Center. Is this the Silver Partner Status that gives him both benefits and incentives? I thought MS has deprecated Silver Partner after September 30th, 2023, so I am a bit confused why he can renew his Silver Status for one more year. Therefore, I wonder, if he will receive Benefits and Incentives as well?

 

Br,

Nis

2 Replies

Hi @NisChristiansen

 

Thank you for posting to the community! :smile:

 

If you hold legacy Silver (or Gold) membership today & you meet new requirements of Solutions partner designations, then you'll earn new Solutions partner designation and associated customer facing badging automatically without any extra cost. 

 

Once you get upgraded from older Silver (or Gold) to new Solutions Partner designations, you will be allowed to do renewal. Your renewal window opens on your Anniversary Date (date of last purchase). You'll be able to renew your membership any time after this date.

 

  1. Existing partners can renew their Solutions partner designation membership.
  2. You should make the payment and then enjoy the benefits associated with new Solutions partner membership. During the purchase, you'll be presented with options to pick different benefits:

Option 1: Opt for new Solutions partner benefits
Option 2: Opt for legacy Silver (or Gold) benefits) but still enroll in the new Solutions partner program). This option is applicable to only existing partners who had existing  Silver (or Gold) benefits.

 

Please log into Partner Center and find the MS Learn doc titled "Introduction to Solutions Partner designations" for further details & important renewal information. Also, please review the October 2023 announcement titled "Monthly update: What's new for Solutions Partner designations, specializations, and other program offerings and benefits". 

 

Hope this clarifies! :smile:

 

 

 

 

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Regards,

Microsoft CSP Licensing Concierge

Thanks for this. However, what about incentives? Will they paid when you choose Legacy Silver Benefits as well? :)