How to escalate issues when partner network support stops responding
When a Partner raises a support ticket and there is no response for more than 48 hours or a resolution post sufficient time has passed how do we escalate this internally at Microsoft for speedier response/resolution.
I dont see any documentation to that effect and it would help if we could get some details
We have an outstanding situation in prolonging our partnership. We've started this procedure in September 2020 and till now we cannot get the solution or any other help from Partner Support.
The issue belongs to checking our company legal business profile stuck on "business verification" stage. We have made several tickets, but the 1st Line replied, that we have to wait. We are waiting for a half of the year!
And we have no other options escalate our case beside the Partner Support in the Partner Portal.
Would you @Andra, please, explain, what we should do in such a case. Our first ticket number is 2009210040003492.
Thanks ahead for your help,
Hi @_Vadim_ ,
Thanks for sharing your feedback here, I forwarded your case internally for investigation.
The Partner Center support is indeed the route to go, however your case is assigned to an agent and you should receive updates soon.
Thanks for your patience,
First of all, thank you very much for your help.
I want to inform you, that there are no changes with our case still. Are there any possibilities to understand, what's going on and what's the serious problem is causing the verification proccess of our business account for half of a year? We've been MS partners for about eight years without any such kind of problems. Now we have the open ticket since September 2020 and no status messeges from MS servicedesk for several months. Plus we have no contact information to ask our questions and to receive the real valid answers about the situation, but not only the appeals to wait.
Would you, please, tell us, what to do besides waiting till the end of time?
Many thanks ahead.
Can you please help me in getting my issue resolved. I need to upgrade from Silver to Gold competency by tomorrow. I sent multiple mails to the support engineer and yet to get a resolution. My Case ID is 2103020010000703. This really jeopardizes my company strategy.
thanks for sharing your case ID.
My understanding is you got today in contact with a support agent, please continue to work with the team on the open case.
Thanks for understanding,
Glad when I can help!
I am forwarding constantly feedback internally.
To your last point, I want to clarify that while most of the times you will find guidance and information for your queries in the Microsoft Partner Community, in current circumstance we are working together with support as a quick fix is not currently available.
Please send me a DM if you still don`t hear from the support agent in next 48 hours.
I appreciate your understanding,
Would you kindly be able to escalate our ticket 2104010040001636?
The representative called me when I was out of work once (during public holiday, which they acknowledged), I responded to his email, answering the questions, to try and set up a teams call to discuss issues with our licenses but nearly 72 hours in since replying and I have not even received an acknowledgment email. I have chased daily for updates but alas receive none.
We are Gold partners and have been a partner for many years now...
If I can provide my customers regular updates, why can't Microsoft?
I understand all the derived concerns and please note this is a known situation internally, being addressed as a team work.
Unfortunately it can`t be solved in the community on a whim.
Your feedbacks are forwarded internally.
Thank you for understanding,
Thank you for the updates, it is appreacited.
The expectation set on all automated emails is for response to be completed within 24 to 48 hours. As a bare minimum I suggest you request an update these communications to articulate the significant delays and backlogs. I have now been waiting over 3 weeks.
Additionally, people are not reaching out here 'on a whim' - many are relying on the partner network to undertake their business - myself included.
Hi Andra, We are in a helpless situation with this now and don't know how we could rectify this. We have committed to our customers and this delay made us in a very difficult situation. Please help on sorting out this early as possible. We have open a support case 2102190010002011 and waiting for more than 10 days now. Really appreciate your support.
Hi Adra. I have ticket ID 2102170010000758 which hasn’t been reviewed in over a week. I am also a small business owner trying to get started and this delay makes things very difficult. I have been trying to get started with the Microsoft Partnership for weeks now but having continual issues. Any help would be appreciated.
Hi @datablchrisf ,
Looks like your case is queued and you are in contact with an agent.
You should continue to work with the support team.
Please expect delays given the backlog worldwide on verification process queues.
Thank you for understanding,
Hi @RickoT ,
Thaks for sharing your feedback!
While this is a great sentiment, I am a newly formed small business with clients that are waiting for me to get my reseller status. Something that should have only taken a day or two is now almost 2 weeks. What does this say to my clients who are expecting a quick turnaround that I can't get this done in a timely manner? On top of that, what does this say for Microsoft and how they support small businesses? I am EXTREMELY disappointed that I can't even get off the ground because of this. I have been an action pack subscriber for years doing my partner activities as a consultant. Now I want to take a lot of this on my own and become a CSP and I just can't do it because of this issue.
When can I (and others posting on this thread) expect a resolution?
I am more than 12 years action pack partner. I had issue to renew my action pack, i raised a request it is open more than 25 days and i didn't get any response and there is no way to escalate.it is sad what is going on for microsoft support strategy. I have raised a ticket for the big company i work as consultant and i get response within 5 hours.it is unforfunate that Microsoft don't consider the consultants of thier product is useful.as consultants we are not only partners but we are member family of their product and we help and promote their product .we deserve better than that, respect
Disappointing, but glad to see that I am not the only one, going on almost 10 days waiting for some kind of response for business verification. I have tenants waiting to be added to my account and I cannot do ANYTHING until this is done.
I've been a microsoft partner through other jobs for over 10 years, this is my first time into doing it for myself (My new sole proprietorship) and I am saddened that I don't get the kind of support I would have expected as a partner.
I also have been waiting days if not weeks for one of my partner network support tickets to be responded to. It is my opinion that this is a broken system and Microsoft needs to do something about it. How can a ticket sit for a week with no response.
My issue is that the business verification failed and it says i need to submit documents and I have summited those. No response. I now have three tickets open. one of them is over a week old.
I assume it was a system that has been overlooked by Microsoft and now partners are out in the cold with no point of contact.
If anyone out there cares.... Looking at you MICROSOFT!
The oldest case number is. 2101260040003262 Jan 26. So that is 7 days.
I have asked for an update twice now.
What is the wait time to get these resolved???????
I am experiencing the same case.i raised a ticket June 2 2021 and i didn't get any response till now june 26, no call nothing.strange enough it say we can't verify your domain email while my email is verified sucessfully. Is there a bug in their workflow. How you can verify the email but not the domain. It is my domain it is my email.this is worest case scenario and no one cares just ignoring small partners and is considered useless, it is disrespect to treat that way their most valuable professional consultan.Hope someone will stand up for us and understand that we are the pillars of Microsft products and we play imprtant role of the success of each product. We are the first responders of their products and we assist the most biggest partners of Microsof.We play importan role for the success of Microsoft cloud, it is sad they throw us under the Bus while they are making more than 2 trillion!!!