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Level 1 Contributor

Re: Azure Partner Admin Link Preview

Hi @mohammed_basha 
You said that anyone with access to the customer's Azure tenant can set up PAL.
In other words, if i set up PAL with an account who can access Azure, will the consumption amount be reflected in Partner Admin Link on Partner Center?


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3.Can PAL be done by any of our team member with user account, who has access to client org or the team member should have an admin role?

Yes, anyone with access to the customer's Azure tenant. They need an RBAC role with permissions that cover resources generating revenue.

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Level 4 Contributor

Re: Azure Partner Admin Link Preview

Hi @moeka,

Thanks for reaching out! I meant anybody with administrative privileges ex: a person who has access to client environment should be able to create Azure resources or spin up VM's. Only then for those credentials with admin privileges consumption amount would be reflected in Partner Admin Link on Partner Center

Regards,

Basha,

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mdfbasha

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Level 1 Contributor

Re: Azure Partner Admin Link Preview

Hi @mohammed_basha 

Thanks you for your reply.
I could understand your answer.

 

I have another question about azure incentive proguram.

 

Question1

I understand that PAL shoud only be done for EA contract, PAL is not repuired for CSP contract .

What is CSP incentive proguram? 

 

Question2
When we are set up PAL, can Azure administorator check the user list who setting PAL ?
If Azure administrator can show it, how can it be displayed?

For exsample, Azure UI,powershell,API...

 

 

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Visitor 1

Re: Azure Partner Admin Link Preview

Hi @moeka,

 

Question1

I understand that PAL shoud only be done for EA contract, PAL is not repuired for CSP contract .

What is CSP incentive proguram? 

Answer: Attached

 

Question2
When we are set up PAL, can Azure administorator check the user list who setting PAL ?
If Azure administrator can show it, how can it be displayed?

For exsample, Azure UI,powershell,API...

Answer: Nope, Azure Admin will not have the list of PAL users. If you have attached PAL correctly then you should start seeing consumption on Cloud Product Performance tab on Partner Center through PAL in a month

 

Regards,

Basha,

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mdfbasha

+91 7338345084

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Visitor 1

Re: Azure Partner Admin Link Preview

Hello, 

 

We have linked our customers awhile back but it is still not showing in partner center. Who do we contact in regards to getting this resolved?

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Level 6 Contributor

Re: Azure Partner Admin Link Preview

You need to raise a support ticket within the partner center. They can then check to see whether you are receiving anything via PAL's.

 

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Visitor 1

Re: Azure Partner Admin Link Preview

My company has starting recieving an error alert when we try to add PAL that our Partner ID is invalid even though we have used this in the past to assign PAL and our ID is still active. We have gotten this error message on two different accounts. Is anyone else experiencing this issue? Is there an alias I can reach out to to resolve the issue?

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Level 3 Contributor

Re: Azure Partner Admin Link Preview

At my company we originally used our corporate “virtual organization” partner ID. That ID stopped working for Partner Admin Link and we we had to use our location specific partner ID sometime in the last year.
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Level 1 Contributor

Re: Azure Partner Admin Link Preview

Hi,

 

I have a question regarding PAL incentive.

When a resource is linked one partner, partner is recieved 8% incentive of  Azure consumption.

When it is linked two partners, each partner ase recieved 3% incentive of Azure consumption.

In the case of over three partners, can each partner are recieved 3% incentive as well linked two partner?

Level 1 Contributor

Re: Azure Partner Admin Link

The whole PAL - CSP -  DPOR revenue attainment is very odd.

 

You do realize that the only way to get Azure Expert is to become Gold.  The only way to get Gold Cloud  revenue competancy is to be a CSP or DPOR.  

 

If you are the PS firm working for the customer either directly or on behalf of the CSP, we are the linchinpin in the successful migration and the ones who want the Silver and Gold software offers to build our labs.


@Iulia wrote:

Hi @JASA1976 

 

PAL association only counts towards attaining the Azure Expert MSP program. It is not taken into account in case partners want to enroll in any competency.

Azure Expert Managed Services Provider (MSP) is a program which provides full support for the Azure MSPs and enables revenue increase for them and their customers. Click here to learn more about this program.



Feels extremely counter productive.

 

 

 

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Level 6 Contributor

Re: Azure Partner Admin Link

Its not that its counter productive, but does benefit more those that are selling the licenses rather than delivering the work and influencing the spend on Azure credit.

 

From experience its the larger partners that sell the licenses and smaller ones that deliver the projects, which makes it harder to get the competency intially for smaller partners like ourselves. 

 

Also its not easy to track either within the partner portal.

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Level 1 Contributor

Re: Azure Partner Admin Link

It is a pain though, and i would say counter productive to the original announcement. Especially when you have options and you want to prioritize Azure.

 

With other cloud providers chasing you down .... prioritization is key.  Just a major miss from MS imho, some business plans dont want to be the reseller but rather the enabler.  Especially, when you have influenced far greater Azure attainment numbers than it would suggest.

 

Be safe and be well

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Re: Azure Partner Admin Link

Update to the questions(s) before if PAL will count against competencies - Since June 2020 it does. See also https://partner.microsoft.com/en-US/resources/collection/partner-admin-link#/