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Silver ISV competency with Office VSTO Addin


is it possible to earn the silver ISV competency with an Office VSTO Addin?

As our company's product is an Addin for MS Office I'm not sure if it's possible to certify it for Windows Server 2016/2018 which would be the main requirement to earn the comeptency.

Any hint would be much appreciated.


Kind regards,


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Hi Crazy Tomato,

That's a great question. The primary path to achieving Silver competency is to have an app published through AppSource or Azure Marketplace. If this add-in is published through either of these marketplcaes and has an MPN ID associated to the publisher, then you can qualify for the Silver ISV competency.