How does Microsoft’s Partner Program Work?

Microsoft is the only worldwide cloud systems management vendor to have experienced continuous overall growth since 2012, according to a report by Statista.

Because of this impressive track record, software and technology companies seeking to tie themselves into a robust and growing ecosystem should consider Microsoft’s Partner Program.

Microsoft’s Partner Program provides companies with many benefits and opportunities as a part of the Microsoft network.

Benefits of Being a Microsoft Partner Program


  • Access and Opportunity to sell some of the best Technology Products
  • Access to the Partner Knowledge Base, Courses, and Training
  • Building networks within Microsoft and with other Microsoft partners
  • Allowed usage of the Certified Partner Logo, which builds marketplace credibility
  • Internal Use Rights (IUR) to Run and Operate your business

Requirements for Microsoft Partner Program Certification


A Microsoft Certified partner is a company that has agreed to collaborate and establish a close working relationship with Microsoft. Having that title means the company has earned the highest standards of Microsoft’s widely recognized partnership program.

The requirements for being Microsoft Certified, however, are difficult for small businesses or organizations lacking the infrastructure or processes to take on the services that need to be provided.

Microsoft’s tiered partner program has specific prerequisites for becoming a partner that includes annual fees depending on the tier. Microsoft partners with competencies are looking now to the Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) Program to grow their business and align more closely with the cloud opportunities.

Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics 365 IURs can be extremely valuable and worth close to 10s of thousands of dollars in value.

Using Work 365 for Dynamics 365 can enable Microsoft Partners to grow and scale their CSP business.



In order to attain Microsoft Certified partnership, the highest level given to Microsoft partners, you must first join the Microsoft Partner Network community, qualify for membership, become eligible for the program, and meet the requirements set forth by Microsoft.

Microsoft Partner Program Requirements Includes


  • Meet Certification and Sales Requirements
  • Meet specific competency requirements in your area of expertise
  • Offer support for Data Management and Software Development
  • Provide Customer References
  • Pay the Partner Program Fees

Microsoft Gold and Silver Certified partners are known to have high levels of competence and expertise with Microsoft technologies as well as have the best-in-class capabilities for deploying a Microsoft Business Solution.

Work 365 allows users the advantages that come with being a Microsoft Certified Partner without having to fulfill the requirements or go through the process of becoming one.

In the course of the previous year, the Work 365 Team have developed Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM-related Add-ons which cover Subscription Management and Billing, Data Migration, etc.


Work 365’s Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM Add-ons


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