Become a Microsoft Application Platform Partner
Do your customer¡¦s systems talk business? By building, deploying and customizing solutions on the Microsoft Application Platform you can drive new revenue streams, deepen customer relationships, and deliver customer solutions more quickly and at a lower cost. As a Microsoft partner, you can take advantage of new opportunities created by Microsoft¡¦s investments in products and technologies. Ride the momentum of our targeted marketing campaigns, and leverage customizable marketing materials to help develop leads and drive sales. Establish business relationships with other partners in the Microsoft worldwide network to expand your portfolio and your revenue.
How to get started
1) As part of the Microsoft Partner Program (MSPP) earn one or more of the Application Platform-related competencies:
Service Oriented Architecture and Business Process (formerly known as Business Process Integration)
Data Management Solutions
Custom Development Solutions
Coming soon: Business Intelligence
2) Familiarize yourself with the marketing campaigns and related resources available on the MSPP portal¡¦s Partner Marketing Center.
3) Take advantage of the training resources, including Application Platform Optimization (APO) University, on the MSPP portal¡¦s Partner Learning Center.
4) Find additional resources on Infrastructure Optimization (IO) and profile your IO-related solution at the Optimization Sales Connection.
Talk to your local Partner Account Manager or Product Marketing manager to discuss how you and Microsoft can work together across sales and marketing activities related to the Microsoft Application Platform.
Visual Studio Industry Partner Program
The Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) Program provides deep technical enablement and broad marketing reach to help partners build, ship, and sell products that integrate with Visual Studio. Get early previews of new products, insights on Microsoft developer and industry research, and access to an exclusive VSIP Program portal. Receive personalized technical support. Reach millions of developers through a wide range of marketing opportunities to help you generate sales.
Find existing solutions from VSIP Partners.