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asmitakrishna
Level 2 Contributor

How to become a Microsoft Partner

What would be the process to becoming a Microsoft partner and what are the different criterias in obtaining the different bands?

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Simrandeep
Level 1 Contributor

You can signup here- https://bit.ly/3qKgJeB DynamicsSmartz offers programs to partners seeking to build practices around Dynamics 365 implementations. With our Partner Program, we support Microsoft Dynamics Partners to grow and evolve in a cloud-first environment.

tinycompany
Visitor 1

I try to register my company for days but every time I get stuck. Some requirements are missing I guess. Uploaded any official document to verify I am the owner from the domain and company. Using the support with open Ticket does not help. The answer is always the same. Read the manual. Fantastic. I have read it more than one time but don’t know where the problem is. I need the verification status accepted to use my CSP partner. Could anyone please help. Greetings Alex

PerWerngren
Influencer

Hi Alex ( @tinycompany ),

 

Registering as a Microsoft Partner is very easy. If your email is associated to your domain, the I can see no reason why it doesn't work. But it sounds like you're trying to register as a CSP and if that is the case and you're stuck - then perhaps you can talk to your distributor and ask them to give you a hand with the registration. The normal approach is that CSPs are indirect and they buy through a distributor like TechData or Ingram Micro.

 

Hope this helps!

 

Regards, Per

matif
Visitor 1

Hi,

I am an independent freelancer and develop software solutions for my clients. For one of the projects, I need to get publisher-verification for an app I've registered on Azure. However as I understand, the publisher-verification isn't possible without Microsoft Partner Network ID.
Now when I try to join Microsoft Partner Program, it asks for legal company information. I don't have any company registered. Is it possible for me to be part of Microsoft Partner Network without a registered business name?

Thanks,

soundarya
Level 1 Contributor

Hi Team,

 

I need to know about the requirements to become Microsoft silver partner. 

 

Regards,

Soundarya

 

 

PerWerngren
Influencer

Hello @soundarya !

 

Here you can read what the requirements are: Microsoft Gold, silver kompetens krav - Partner Center | Microsoft Docs

 

Good luck!

 

Regards, Per

soundarya
Level 1 Contributor

Hi,

What is distributor option, managed service partner option in o365 silver partnership? And what about hosting, azure consumption option in azure?

 

Regards,

Soundarya

Yaseen
Visitor 1

I have been unlucky so for to get our company register as a partner. Since last 30 minutes I have been stuck at registration page. Can you please help ? Please see the attachment for reference. 

PerWerngren
Influencer

I suggest that you try again and open up an InPrivate session in your web browser.

 

 

/Per

bhaskarnaramesh
Visitor 1

Hi all, can anyone suggest me how to become silver and gold partnership with Microsoft. I need to know the exact process. Do we have any microsoft contact number to talk with microsoft partnership support team. Please suggest me. Thank you

Clivemol
Visitor 1

Hi

I would like to be a Microsoft partner. I am based in Bloemfontein, South Africa

 

Regard

Clive

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Andra
Community Manager

Hello @Clivemol,

 

Please review Per`s post above.

You can start the process to become a partner by visiting this link: https://partner.microsoft.com/en-US/membership.

It contains all relevant information that you need.

 

Thank you,

Andra

HMongalo
Level 1 Contributor

How can one be a Microsoft Teams expert?

PerWerngren
Influencer

Hi @HMongalo 

 

I take you two questions as being the same.

 

There are a large number of opportunities around Teams. you can either become an expert in rolling out, implementing and configuring Teams, or you can become a trainer that helps people use Teams, or you can become a develop that writes software code that is embedded in Teams. When you know what you to want become an expert in, you will need to study and learn. There are some books out there and also great whitepapers from Microsoft that will help you but important is that you set up an environment where you can test/fail/learn in order to become a specialist. Once you got the knowledge, there are some badges and certificates that are worth taking.

 

Lots of knowledge is to be found here: 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/training-microsoft-teams-landing-page 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/microsoft-teams-video-training-4f108e54-240b-4351-8084-b1089f0d21d7

https://www.linkedin.com/learning/topics/microsoft-teams

 

 

Regards, Per

Zarga
Visitor 1

Hi Andra

My name is Clement and I am founder of a startup that specialises in Digital Transformation solutions. I have tried many times to sign up to become a Microsoft partner, however I am not getting the email for the verification code sent to my inbox. We very much want to become a partner, as I am currently enrolled on several courses on Azure and Microsoft Dynamics. I am also studying for my MPhil (Master of Philosophy) in Inclusive Innovation with the University of Cape Town.  I am a qualified SCRUM master, am TOGAF 9.2 certified in Enterprise Architecture as well as Business Architecture and our startup was awarded the Most High Impact award during our cohorts at the UCT Solution Space Incubation programme. 

 

Please assist

Clement 

 

 

JanoschUlmer
Microsoft

Be sure to not use a personal email as primary contact, but a business email (so no @gmail.com, but an email address pointing to your own domain e.g. @contoso.com). If this does also fail, open a ticket in Partner Center support.

 

 

Kind regards,
Janosch
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PerWerngren
Influencer

Thanks Andra! Hello Clive!

 

Yes, the first step is to register as a partner in the MPN (Microsoft Partner Network) portal. The entry level 'Member' is free and gives you lots of benefits such as eligibility to order Action Pack at a favorable price point. As you specialize and grow your business you should take a look at qualifying for Competencies and this will give you Silver or Gold Status.

 

If you also want to resell licenses and services from Microsoft, you should talk to one of the local distributors in South Africa like Techdata and Ingram. The Microsoft office in Johannesburg can help you if you want to know the full list of Microsoft distributors in South Africa (phone +27 11 361 9000).

 

Regards, Per

 

 

 

 

PerWerngren
Influencer

Hi Asmita,

There are three levels in the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN). They are Member, Silver Competency or Gold Competency. It's super easy to become a member and it is also free so that's where you start. As you then specialize and can demonstrate capabilities in a certain area you can qualify for a Silver or Gold Competency.

You will find all information here: https://partner.microsoft.com/en-US/membership

 

Regards, Per

 

 

yehuda1778
Level 1 Contributor

Thanks. On the sign up I asked for "work email" - don't know how to do that? can you help me please with understanding how to create this "work email"?

Thanks again a lot!

PerWerngren
Influencer

Hi @yehuda1778 !

 

I suggest that you enter the email that you use in work and not a gmail/hotmail/icloud address.

 

 

Regards, Per