MPN 101: Three things we recommend for every US partner


You’ve made the decision to partner with Microsoft, and have signed up to be a member of the Microsoft Partner Network. Now, you’re wondering what to do next. When I joined the US Partner Team a little over a year ago, I also dealt with the “Where do I start?” question. Building on the US MPN 101 approach that was already in place, I created the New Partner Orientation calls and the MPN 101 Community call series. Preparing for and hosting these calls has helped me learn about the program from worldwide and US partner subject-matter experts, and extend that knowledge to partners.

To get the most from your membership in the Microsoft Partner Network, here are three steps every US partner should take.

1. Determine your path for successful partnership

Every partner business has its goals for growth and success. It is up to you to decide how the Microsoft partner program benefits and opportunities can help you reach those goals. To learn about the program and the opportunities that are available, and make the most of your MPN membership, use these resources:

Sign up for MPN 101 Community calls

2. Take a step toward cloud adoption and consumption with internal use rights

Of the many benefits that membership in the Microsoft Partner Network offers, Internal-Use Rights cloud and software benefits are the most valued. Available to MPN members with a Microsoft Action Pack subscription or an MPN competency, these licenses may be used to run your business, to develop and test your applications, and to help your sales team get familiar with new Microsoft releases for better customer conversations.

Sign up for MPN 101 Community calls

3. Engage with the Microsoft US Partner Community

Participate in the US Partner Community and stay informed about the benefits, training, and resources that can help you build and sustain a profitable cloud business, connect with customers and prospects, identify and nurture strategic partnerships, and differentiate your business.

Read our guide to staying informed and connected


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