Why join the Microsoft Partner Network?

Published: 08 November 2021

Being or becoming a Microsoft partner might not be on (the top of) your list. But a lot has changed, and Microsoft has expanded its partner program to embrace software companies fully. Modern Microsoft partners build solutions revolving around Apps and Infrastructure, Business Applications, and Data and AI. If you are in the business of Application Development, App Integration, Data Analytics, or Big data, you are a prime candidate to benefit from an official partnership with Microsoft.

Benefits of Microsoft Partner Network

With the accelerating adoption of Azure as the cloud of choice, we see more and more ISV’s (aka software companies) offering their SaaS solutions on top of the Microsoft Intelligent cloud. Often these modern software companies have no traditional Microsoft background and use Open Source or other tools to build our brave new world.

The gateway to all benefits of a Microsoft partnership is joining the Partner Network. You will get access to a complete package of business guidance, training, and marketing tools at no cost; plus, you’ll have the option of unlocking even richer benefits. Depending on the partnership level, you will be able to use Microsoft co-branding and show the partner logo and certified letter:

Licenses and services 

You will get access to the Training Center, pre-sales advice, and Cloud solution playbooks. Other benefits include free Microsoft licenses such as Visual Studio, Microsoft 365, Office 365, and free Dev/Test Azure Credits.

The Microsoft Partner Network also includes pervasive Go-To-Market Services as listed below:


To start your journey as a Microsoft Partner, become a member by signing up, purchasing the Microsoft Action Pack. Or invest in training and certification and become a Silver or Gold partner on any of the 18 available competencies. Depending on the partnership level, you will also have to pay an annual fee.

Worldwide community

After joining the Microsoft partner program, you become part of a global community that connects you to the relationships, insights, tools, resources, and programs you need to amaze your customers and drive business growth. As you achieve your business goals, please participate in the program at the level that suits your unique needs to access more benefits, and develop your relationship with other partners in the network and us. You must adhere to your Microsoft Partner Network agreement requirements, acknowledge the Partner Code of Conduct, and complete the Partner  Code of Conduct-training. This guarantees that Microsoft’s values of integrity, honesty, and compliance extend throughout the partner ecosystem. 

Become a member? Intercept helps you

Intercept has recently signed the Microsoft Partner Pledge as one of the first European partners. With this, we support the impact of technology, and we aim to make a social impact.

If you are a software company and want to become an MPN partner, Intercept can help you. From transforming your software solution to become cloud-native to getting recognized by Microsoft for your impact on the cloud.

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