What are Microsoft partnerships?

These partners include systems integrators, original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, value-added resellers, telecommunications companies, Internet hosting services, marketing agencies, and resellers.

What are the different Microsoft Partner levels?

There are three tiers levels partners can achieve which each carry different requirements: Microsoft Certified Partner, Microsoft Silver Certified Partner, and Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.

Who is Microsoft partnered with?

To fuel our partners’ success and help meet our goal of a $20 billion cloud run rate by 2018, we are excited to announce with our launch hardware partners, Dell EMC, HPE and Lenovo that Microsoft Azure Stack is now available to order.

How does Microsoft work with partners?

The Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) gives you the widest range of products in the industry and program options to differentiate your business, go to market, and sell your solutions. Join at no cost, then choose how to invest in your partnership with a Microsoft action pack, starter kit, or competency.

What is Microsoft Gold partnership?

Gold Competency goes beyond the Silver level, representing the highest certification available for Microsoft Partners. A Partner with Gold Competency has a specialized skill set when it comes to implementing a particular tech solution or providing clients with service in a specific area.

How many Microsoft partners are there in the world?

There are currently over 640,000 Microsoft Partners around the world that build and sell solutions based on Microsoft technologies.

What is a Microsoft Silver Partner?

Microsoft recognizes companies awarded the Silver Competency for offering the best solutions to customers and for undertaking a rigorous and auditable approval process. A business which has earned a Silver Competency is among the top 5% of Microsoft partners worldwide.

How do I get a Microsoft partnership?

9 steps to get started partnering with Microsoft for US Partners

  1. Join the Microsoft Partner Network.
  2. Manage your membership.
  3. Activate your referrals, IURs and more.
  4. Access training and work toward a competency.
  5. Build a cloud practice.
  6. Utilize sales and marketing resources.
  7. Program incentives.
  8. Support is just a click away.

How do I choose a Microsoft partner?

When evaluating a Microsoft partner, ask them what kinds of solutions do they implement the most. Ask them what are the skill sets of their team. Getting these answers will help you get a feel on how well they’ll do the job on implementing the Microsoft solutions that you need.