Monthly Digest: Business Applications

As your Australian Partner Marketing team for Business Applications, each month we’ll be curating an update on the key programs, offers and updates you need to know.




FY22 Business Applications Partner Offers now LIVE

The Business Applications FY22 Partner Offers are here and you can request funding now to continue your healthy pipeline into the new fiscal year. This includes the Pre-sales offers, Deployment offer for select products and Mega-Deals offer. Activities and eligibility remain largely the same as FY21 with some new payouts. Note that you can apply for funding now but work cannot commence until 1 July and all projects must be completed and invoiced by 15 August. Find all the detail you need on the partner hub.


FY22 Partner investments & Incentives preview

We continuously evolve our partner investment model and improve the operational experience, focusing on rewarding partners that drive customer value. Our focus for FY22 centres around equipping partners with the value and support needed to provide transformative solutions and achieve positive outcomes for customers. Updates coming in FY22 include maintaining our overall effective rate in Enterprise, with an increased focus on activity based incentives and cloud-based solutions. For a preview of these investment changes coming in October, you can read the blog.




Making the most of our partnership

A great new blog series has kicked off that is taking a deeper look at the partner journey and how to make the most of your partnership with us. It aims to highlight the resources available to you, how to differentiate your organization, ways to maximize sales opportunities, and more. We particularly recommend the second blog in the series, published at the start of June covering how to make the most of Partner Center as well as Solution Workspace and our commercial marketplace – some of the most common questions we are asked!




Microsoft Inspire annual partner event

Register now for Microsoft Inspire on July 15 and 16 Australia time. This is our largest annual partner event and is not to be missed. We’ll celebrate your hard-earned success and discuss ways you can grow your business, create differentiated solutions, and serve our customers. You’ll gain insights and experiences from the community and a more thorough understanding of Microsoft’s cloud to edge, secure, and trusted business platforms. Once again the event will be virtual and free.


In case you missed it: Microsoft Build now on demand

If you missed Microsoft Build – which brings together our develop audience - at the end of May, sessions are available on demand here. There are several great sessions on Power Platform and Dynamics.


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Cass Smith, Partner Marketing Manager - Business Applications 

Christoph Blettgen, Partner Strategy Lead - Business Applications