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Betty's Top 5: December, 2022

Maintaining Momentum as a Microsoft Partner


I can’t believe how quickly this calendar year has passed and that we are so close to the start of 2023! I greatly appreciate and want to thank each of you for your efforts, deep customer focus and ongoing innovation. I hope as you close out this year you continue to maintain momentum and recognize the value you bring being a part of the Microsoft partner ecosystem.


I am thrilled to share that the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program continues to evolve with the ISV Success Program. Currently in public preview, this program is the path for ISVs in the Microsoft Cloud and will support ISVs on the entire journey of building, publishing and selling apps. With all of these new programs, it is important now more than ever to stay up-to-date with the latest partner resources and make sure you are Microsoft certified. Staying certified helps your employees validate their skills, obtain Solutions Partner designations and propels your organization to stand out in the marketplace. Included in this issue is our Get Started Guide to partnering with Microsoft and terrific resources on how to obtain your free certification renewal assessment.




Betty RhigerCTO, Global Partner Solutions, Canada



1. 9 Steps in partnering with Microsoft


Looking for help on how to navigate Microsoft, save time and access the best resources to grow your business? Check out our new partner guide.





Looking for help on how to navigate Microsoft, save time and access the best resources to grow your business? Check out our new partner guide. Whether you are new to the Microsoft Partner Network or a seasoned pro, follow these 9 steps to help manage your partnership with Microsoft and learn about training, building a cloud practice, marketing and support opportunities.


Download the guide




2. The ISV Success Program is now in public preview


Calling ISV partners! Our ISV Success Program enables and incents you to build, publish, and grow the sales of well-architected apps on the Microsoft Cloud. This program is the path for ISVs within the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program and by participating in it you will be able to:

  • Find the personalized support to publish and sell through the Microsoft commercial marketplace 
  • Build apps faster, reach more customers, and go to market quickly
  • Gain access to powerful tools, one-to-one consultations, and valuable training resources and events

Receive more than USD $126,000 retail value in benefits at no cost


3. Stay Microsoft certified





Have you renewed your Microsoft certifications yet? Get started by passing the free renewal assessment.


Maintaining active certifications can help you validate your skills and achieve Microsoft Partner designations. Prepare for the renewal assessment with our collection of free learning modules, designed to keep you on track with rapidly changing cloud technology and advance your career.


4. How to drive inclusive marketing and productive development


Did you know that one in five people live with a disability? Digital inclusion is increasingly important across all industries, allowing organizations to establish credibility, compliance, and exceed customer expectations. Learn how to build accessible solutions and how Microsoft can support your business on your accessibility journey in this MPI Vodcast episode.


Watch the vodcast episode


5. What’s new in Security?


Join us for our December 07 webinar where we bring you highlights of the latest in Microsoft Security. As the world continues to change and challenge us to find ways to protect our customers, this monthly series will help you to deliver and sustain a secure customer environment.


Click here to register