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Microsoft Partner Network (MPN)


Microsoft FastTrack: Partner Friend or Foe?

As Microsoft expands the reach of FastTrack quarter-by-quarter with little guidance on what's coming next, partners struggle to stay ahead of the program with higher-value services.

Microsoft's CSP Program Isn't Just for Office 365 Anymore

With services like Azure, Dynamics 365 and Windows 10 also propelling growth, partners can expect Microsoft to keep expanding the program's scope to even more products.

What 'Billions' Nails About the New Reality for Microsoft Partners

"You offer a service you didn't invent, a formula you didn't invent, a delivery method you didn't invent."

Microsoft Predictions Revisited: What Came True and What Didn't

We were on the money with much of our forecast for Microsoft's FY2017, but there have been a few surprises. For starters, what ever happened to the company's "active usage" mantra?

Microsoft Has Nerfed Its P-Seller Program. Now What?

Will a revised Partner Seller Program with less access and fewer resources be worth the trouble of enrolling?

2017 RCP Editor's Choice Awards: Best Products for Microsoft Partners

In its second-annual listing, Redmond Channel Partner calls out the best and brightest technologies and programs for the Microsoft channel from the last year. 

Marching Orders 2017: What Microsoft Partners Must Do in the New Year

Big ideas from channel experts to help Microsoft partners succeed in 2017.

What Microsoft Partners Are Grumbling About

Howard asked partners what their biggest grievances are with Microsoft. They were more than willing to share.

Microsoft's Partner Competency Changes Signal End of an Era

Microsoft has long favored its licensing partners -- until now. The upcoming retirement of a dozen MPN competencies, including Volume Licensing, marks a turning point in how Microsoft does business through the channel.

Microsoft's Top 200 U.S. Partners

Who are the best Microsoft solution providers in the United States? You'll find them in Redmond Channel Partner magazine's first-ever list of the top 200 Microsoft partners, from huge generalists and deep specialists to well-connected influentials.

Microsoft To Streamline MPN Competencies

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a major, cloud-oriented streamlining of the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) competencies that it uses to identify and validate the expertise of its partners.

RCP Editor's Choice Awards: Top Products for Microsoft Partners

In this first of-its-kind award list for the magazine, Redmond Channel Partner's editors pick the hottest, most interesting, most game-changing technologies and programs for the Microsoft channel in the last year.

Microsoft Resources for Partners: An Illustrated Guide

For cloud-bound partners, navigating Microsoft's various resources can be a time-consuming task. Here are some handy maps to help you figure out where to go for what you need.

Why Doesn't Anyone Talk About Microsoft Consulting Services?

For years, there's been conflict between MCS and Microsoft's closest enterprise partners -- sometimes boiling, sometimes just steaming. It's time for Microsoft to start communicating honestly and openly with partners about the role, and compensation model, of MCS.

Microsoft's New U.S. Channel Chief: Partner Enablement a Top Priority

Stephen Boyle spent his first four months on the job getting an education from partners and other Microsoft executives. Now he's vowing to provide some education in the form of partner enablement.