When you choose to partner with Microsoft, you are working with one of the world's leading information technology companies. We have and are continuing to invest in our partnering programs to create opportunities around our technologies. Our aim is to deliver business value to our Partners with a range of Partner benefits.
Why partner with Microsoft? We can:
- Become a valuable extension of your own service offering;
- Work together to align our expertise and skills with your own;
- Help you to deliver the right solutions to your enterprise customers worldwide;
- Assist you with the support of the Microsoft network in on-time project delivery; and
- Provide you with the industry's best collaboration opportunities.
At Microsoft, we share a stake with you in the ultimate success of our joint customer and their satisfaction. As a Partner, you can utilise best-of-breed workshops and training courses to ensure a complete understanding of how to drive business value from your use of Microsoft technologies.
Together we can set the benchmark for quality products and services that lead directly to business growth.
Technology Strategy Consulting
Partner Strategy Consultants (PSC) can assist Microsoft Solution Providers to enhance the capabilities of their professional services organisation and grow their business.
Download a fact sheet with a summary of our Technology Strategy Consulting services.
How to Partner with Microsoft
Microsoft offers two certified programs for our Partners. Becoming a Microsoft Certified Partner or Microsoft Gold Certified Partner puts your business on the inside track with a range of specialised technical, sales and marketing resources, support and campaigns that are available only to Microsoft Partners.
Microsoft Certified Partner
If your company offers services or software based on Microsoft solutions and technologies, you can become a Microsoft Certified Partner and gain Microsoft certification. By joining the Microsoft Certified Partner Program, you obtain a range of membership benefits and endorsement by Microsoft.
Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
If you want to highlight your focus on Microsoft-based solutions, you can join the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Program for the highest level of endorsement from Microsoft. For companies that provide advanced solutions in Business Intelligence, Collaboration, E-Commerce, Enterprise systems, Learning, Software products, Support Services, Hosting and Application Services, or Security Solutions.
Why become a Microsoft Partner?
At Microsoft, our primary objective is to deliver business value to you, our Partner, every day. We focus on six areas:
Access to Microsoft Products: Not-for-resale software is delivered to Partners early in the product development cycle from product betas through to trial software.
Technical Readiness: Tools and training, which enable Partners to build upon our technologies, range from Project Guides to Hands-On Labs.
Technical Support: Business-critical phone support, self-help tools, Microsoft-monitored newsgroups, and phone incidents are just some of the support options to help you quickly solve technical issues.
Business Development: Promote your business to clients based on your Microsoft affiliation with our tools and templates. Microsoft Certified Partners benefit from customer referrals and leads.
Sales Training: Product positioning, comparisons, product trial software, and proven sales techniques help you close more business faster.
Market recognition: Microsoft's vision, unmatched brand awareness and brand endorsement for Certified Partners delivers credibility for your business.