Join the Mixed Reality Partner Program

The Mixed Reality Partner Program (MRPP) is a Microsoft-sponsored, community-driven program for partners that design, build, deploy, and operate mixed reality solutions.

 

MRPP partners have successfully helped customers in manufacturing, healthcare, retail, education, and many other industries to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives and improve business impact.

Mission

The mission of the MRPP is to enable solution providers, system integrators, and digital agencies to build and deploy breakthrough industry solutions by providing wide range of resources, opportunities to collaborate with Microsoft Mixed Reality personnel and incentives for delivering business results.”

The goals of MRPP are:

Tiers and requirements

Each tier has its own criteria for inclusion and compounding benefits. To become an MRPP partner, review the tier requirements & benefits below.

 

Membership in the program is annual from September 1 – August 31 of the following year no matter which month you join the program.
Re-tiering status, moving from Silver to Gold or Gold to Silver, will be reviewed quarterly based on criteria noted on the MRPP website. Re-tiering status, moving from Silver to Member will be reviewed annually in August. The data you enter in your MRPP Application Form will be used for tier review and can be updated at any time.

MEMBER

SILVER

GOLD

 

IF DOING BUSINESS AS AN ISV OR DIGITAL AGENCY

  • Partner must have an active Non-disclosure agreement (NDA).
  • Partner must have an active MPN membership.
  • Partner must have three developers complete the required Mixed Reality technical assessments on Partner University:
    • Device and Environment Considerations of a Quality HoloLens 2 Application (18811)
    • Managing Performance of a Quality HoloLens 2 Application (18812)
    • Building a Quality HoloLens 2 Application with the Mixed Reality Toolkit (18813)
    • Designing a Quality HoloLens 2 Application (18814)

Associate your MPN ID for Partner Center and Partner University – To get credit for passing the class, the developer or designer must have a personal Microsoft account registered with Partner University that is associated with your company’s Partner Center account.

  • Partner must have an application running on HoloLens 2 available for purchase.

 

IF DOING BUSINESS AS AN ISV OR DIGITAL AGENCY

  • Partner must have an active Non-disclosure agreement (NDA).
  • Partner must have an active MPN membership.
  • Partner must have an application running on HoloLens 2 available for purchase.
  • Partner must have three developers complete the required Mixed Reality technical assessments on Partner University:
    • Device and Environment Considerations of a Quality HoloLens 2 Application (18811)
    • Managing Performance of a Quality HoloLens 2 Application (18812)
    • Building a Quality HoloLens 2 Application with the Mixed Reality Toolkit (18813)
    • Designing a Quality HoloLens 2 Application (18814)

Associate your MPN ID for Partner Center and Partner University – To get credit for passing the class, the developer or designer must have a personal Microsoft account registered with Partner University that is associated with your company’s Partner Center account.

  • Partner must have 100 annual HoloLens 2 device sales or influenced sales*.

*Partner sales/influenced sales can be calculated using the trailing 12 months. All HoloLens 2 sales—including customized or ruggedized devices—count towards partner sales. 
*Pipeline opportunities must be tracked in the partner-managed pipeline portal. This will be used for re-tiering, deal support and other related activities.

 

IF DOING BUSINESS AS AN ISV OR DIGITAL AGENCY

  • Partner must have an active Non-disclosure agreement (NDA).
  • Partner must have an active MPN membership.
  • Partner must have an application running on HoloLens 2 available for purchase.
  • Partner must have three developers complete the required Mixed Reality technical assessments on Partner University:
    • Device and Environment Considerations of a Quality HoloLens 2 Application (18811)
    • Managing Performance of a Quality HoloLens 2 Application (18812)
    • Building a Quality HoloLens 2 Application with the Mixed Reality Toolkit (18813)
    • Designing a Quality HoloLens 2 Application (18814)

Associate your MPN ID for Partner Center and Partner University – To get credit for passing the class, the developer or designer must have a personal Microsoft account registered with Partner University that is associated with your company’s Partner Center account.

  • Partner must have 500 annual HoloLens 2 device sales or influenced sales*.

  • Partner must have a minimum of $25,000 annual Azure Consumed Revenue (ACR) from Mixed Reality apps.

*Partner sales/influenced sales can be calculated using the trailing 12 months. All HoloLens 2 sales—including customized or ruggedized devices—count towards partner sales. 
*Pipeline opportunities must be tracked in the partner-managed pipeline portal. This will be used for re-tiering, deal support and other related activities.

IF DOING BUSINESS AS A SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR

  • Partner must have an active Non-disclosure agreement (NDA).
  • Partner must have an active MPN membership.
  • Partner must be able to deploy 1st or 3rd party application with HoloLens 2.
  • Partner must have 3 consultants complete the required Mixed Reality training courses:

IF DOING BUSINESS AS A SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR

  • Partner must have an active Non-disclosure agreement (NDA).
  • Partner must have an active MPN membership.
  • Partner must be able to deploy 1st or 3rd party application with HoloLens 2.
  • Partner must have 3 consultants complete the required Mixed Reality training courses:
  • Partner must have 100 annual HoloLens 2 device sales or influenced sales*.

*Partner sales/influenced sales can be calculated using the trailing 12 months. All HoloLens 2 sales—including customized or ruggedized devices—count towards partner sales. 
*Pipeline opportunities must be tracked in the partner-managed pipeline portal. This will be used for re-tiering, deal support and other related activities.

IF DOING BUSINESS AS A SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR

  • Partner must have an active Non-disclosure agreement (NDA).
  • Partner must have an active MPN membership.
  • Partner must be able to deploy 1st or 3rd party application with HoloLens 2.
  • Partner must have 3 consultants complete the required Mixed Reality training courses:
  • Partner must have 500 annual HoloLens 2 device sales or influenced sales*.

*Partner sales/influenced sales can be calculated using the trailing 12 months. All HoloLens 2 sales—including customized or ruggedized devices—count towards partner sales. 
*Pipeline opportunities must be tracked in the partner-managed pipeline portal. This will be used for re-tiering, deal support and other related activities.

AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING

  • Partner must have a minimum of $25,000 annual Azure Consumed Revenue (ACR) from Mixed Reality apps.
  • Partner must have a minimum of $50,000 annual of D365 Remote Assist /Guides revenue.

Benefits

Summary

Member

Silver

Gold

Community Benefits

Access to the Mixed Reality Community Teams site and content, communications & webinars

Mixed Reality Monthly Newsletter

Mixed Reality Partner Community Resources

Access to networking events and opportunities to meet other partners

Access to technical trainings, workshops, and in person events

Promote your Mixed Reality Events via Mixed Reality Community Events

Share your mixed reality journey by posting on the Mixed Reality Partner Blog

Marketing Benefits

Access to Mixed Reality marketing assets

Logo on HoloLens.com partner directory

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Microsoft Partner | Mixed Reality badge for marketing/branding use

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Prioritized solution showcase on Microsoft HoloLens app store

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Invitation to partner with Microsoft for customer demos and speaker sessions at virtual and physical events

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Access up to $25,000 (through 1:1 matching) co-marketing funds through collaboration with regional mixed reality marketing leads for agreed upon marketing activities

Sales Benefits

Access to seller resources, including Microsoft Mixed Reality Sales Guides

*Access to HoloLens 2 Loaner Program

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Be a prioritized partner in Microsoft sellers’ go-to-market execution

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Assigned to a Partner Account Manager for joint account planning, pipeline management, and pre-sales support

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Engineering Benefits

Access to Mixed Reality Premier Support Services

Consideration for access to Private Preview software and device dev kits (early product onboarding)

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Invitation to periodic Engineering roundtables/“ask-me-anything”

Community Benefits

Summary

Access to the Mixed Reality Community Teams site and content, communications & webinars

Mixed Reality Monthly Newsletter

Mixed Reality Partner Community Resources

Access to networking events and opportunities to meet other partners

Access to technical trainings, workshops, and in person events

Promote your Mixed Reality Events via Mixed Reality Community Events

Share your mixed reality journey by posting on the Mixed Reality Partner Blog

Summary

Access to the Mixed Reality Community Teams site and content, communications & webinars

Mixed Reality Monthly Newsletter

Mixed Reality Partner Community Resources

Access to networking events and opportunities to meet other partners

Access to technical trainings, workshops, and in person events

Promote your Mixed Reality Events via Mixed Reality Community Events

Share your mixed reality journey by posting on the Mixed Reality Partner Blog

Summary

Access to the Mixed Reality Community Teams site and content, communications & webinars

Mixed Reality Monthly Newsletter

Mixed Reality Partner Community Resources

Access to networking events and opportunities to meet other partners

Access to technical trainings, workshops, and in person events

Promote your Mixed Reality Events via Mixed Reality Community Events

Share your mixed reality journey by posting on the Mixed Reality Partner Blog

Marketing Benefits

Summary

Access to Mixed Reality marketing assets

Logo on HoloLens.com partner directory

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Microsoft Partner | Mixed Reality badge for marketing/branding use

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Prioritized solution showcase on Microsoft HoloLens app store

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Invitation to partner with Microsoft for customer demos and speaker sessions at virtual and physical events

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Access up to $25,000 (through 1:1 matching) co-marketing funds through collaboration with regional mixed reality marketing leads for agreed upon marketing activities

Summary

Access to Mixed Reality marketing assets

Logo on HoloLens.com partner directory

Microsoft Partner | Mixed Reality badge for marketing/branding use

Prioritized solution showcase on Microsoft HoloLens app store

Invitation to partner with Microsoft for customer demos and speaker sessions at virtual and physical events

Access up to $25,000 (through 1:1 matching) co-marketing funds through collaboration with regional mixed reality marketing leads for agreed upon marketing activities

Summary

Access to Mixed Reality marketing assets

Logo on HoloLens.com partner directory

Microsoft Partner | Mixed Reality badge for marketing/branding use

Prioritized solution showcase on Microsoft HoloLens app store

Invitation to partner with Microsoft for customer demos and speaker sessions at virtual and physical events

Access up to $25,000 (through 1:1 matching) co-marketing funds through collaboration with regional mixed reality marketing leads for agreed upon marketing activities

Sales Benefits

Summary

Access to seller resources, including Microsoft Mixed Reality Sales Guides

*Access to HoloLens 2 Loaner Program

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Be a prioritized partner in Microsoft sellers’ go-to-market execution

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Assigned to a Partner Account Manager for joint account planning, pipeline management, and pre-sales support

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Summary

Access to seller resources, including Microsoft Mixed Reality Sales Guides

*Access to HoloLens 2 Loaner Program

Be a prioritized partner in Microsoft sellers’ go-to-market execution

Assigned to a Partner Account Manager for joint account planning, pipeline management, and pre-sales support

unchecked

Summary

Access to seller resources, including Microsoft Mixed Reality Sales Guides

*Access to HoloLens 2 Loaner Program

Be a prioritized partner in Microsoft sellers’ go-to-market execution

Assigned to a Partner Account Manager for joint account planning, pipeline management, and pre-sales support

Engineering Benefits

Summary

Access to Mixed Reality Premier Support Services

Consideration for access to Private Preview software and device dev kits (early product onboarding)

unchecked

Invitation to periodic Engineering roundtables/“ask-me-anything”

Summary

Access to Mixed Reality Premier Support Services

Consideration for access to Private Preview software and device dev kits (early product onboarding)

Invitation to periodic Engineering roundtables/“ask-me-anything”

Summary

Access to Mixed Reality Premier Support Services

Consideration for access to Private Preview software and device dev kits (early product onboarding)

Invitation to periodic Engineering roundtables/“ask-me-anything”

* Note the HoloLens 2 loaner program is only accessible to partners in North America and Europe.

Who should apply?

ISVs, systems integrators, and digital agencies may qualify for MRPP membership.

The MRPP was designed to support partners that are aligned with Microsoft’s mixed reality technology offerings and platform strategy. This includes partners that:

Before you apply

Before applying, make sure your organization reviews criteria requirements.

The application process takes approximately 30-45 minutes. The applicant should be authorized to provide your company revenue estimates and establish company alliances. You will also need to provide your company MPN ID and Azure subscription ID.

All partners that meet the MRPP Silver tier criteria based on their submitted application will be evaluated by a governance council before being admitted to the program. Gold candidates will go through an extensive business with a mixed reality Partner Sales Executive to validate answer provided.