Through the OEM competency, you can demonstrate your ability to design and deliver quality hardware solutions optimized for Microsoft software.
As a member of the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN), you can gain access to business opportunities and benefits. By earning an OEM competency, you can differentiate and build your business with the help of training, internal-use licenses for Microsoft software, partner advisory hours for technical and competitive presales assistance, and more.
The OEM competency is continuously being enhanced to help the business of Microsoft OEMs, system builders, device makers, and resellers succeed. Prepare for the latest updates to the OEM competency credentials requirement that will include Microsoft’s latest technology and be more relevant to our mutual customers. Starting January 2014, all partners will need to meet the new requirements to enroll in the OEM competency, and active OEM competency partners will need to meet the new requirements by their Microsoft Partner Network anniversary date to re-enroll.
Earning a silver or gold OEM competency provides even more advantages beyond core Microsoft Partner Network benefits.