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WPC: Microsoft Defines New Competencies

As part of the new Microsoft Partner Network launched Monday, Microsoft is streamlining the Competency system that partners use to differentiate their expertise.

Microsoft released a list of the 29 Solution Competencies that will replace the current set of 17 Competencies and 46 Specializations. Partners will have 12 to 18 months to switch into the new categories.

The new Solution Competencies are:

  • Server Platform
  • Desktop Platform
  • Systems Management
  • Identity & Security
  • Virtualization
  • Content Management
  • Search
  • Portals & Collaboration
  • Unified Communications
  • Business Intelligence
  • Web Development
  • App Lifecycle Management
  • Data Platform
  • Software Development
  • Application Integration
  • Small Business
  • Digital Home
  • Licensing
  • Learning
  • CRM
  • Software Asset Management
  • ERP
  • Digital Marketing
  • Project & Portfolio Management
  • Mobility
  • Solution Provider
  • OEM
  • Authorized Distributor
  • Hosting Platform

Posted by Scott Bekker on July 13, 2009 at 11:58 AM


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