Responding to COVID-19 and keeping compliance top of mind
Partners, if you haven't already, you'll want to read through this January 27 blogpost from Gavriella Schuster (Corporate VP - One Commercial Partner) which contains information on several adjustments to Partner programs which will offer more flexibility in response to the COVID-19 impact. One of the items listed in this blogpost from a Partner compliance perspective is copied below for your awareness:
Microsoft Partner Agreement (MPA) update
We previously communicated that we would begin the next phase of implementing the Microsoft Partner Agreement – enforcement – in April 2020, and that partners that had not accepted the agreement would no longer be able to transact. To help prevent disruption to partner and customer businesses, we are postponing the enforcement date until later this year and will update you when we have set a new date. If you have not accepted the agreement, please review the Microsoft Partner Agreement resources and do so as soon as possible.
The Microsoft Partner Agreement (MPA) incorporates terms that support our commitment to privacy, security, compliance and transparency. The MPA protects customers, partners and Microsoft by establishing clear requirements that allow for transparency, compliance and lawful business practices, fostering long term growth and business continuity.