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 Azure-based 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 and goals

The mission of the Mixed Reality Partner Program (MRPP) is to enable solution providers, systems integrators, and digital agencies to build and deploy breakthrough industry solutions (that showcase the new reality of work) by providing them readiness, sales, and marketing enablement—as well as incentives for delivering business results.

The goals of MRPP are:

Tiers and requirements

MRPP has two tiers: Silver and Gold, with benefits associated with each tier. Partners must meet at least the Silver requirements to be considered for admission to the programme. Before applying, make sure your organisation has completed the required training and can meet at least the Silver requirements.

SILVER

GOLD

  • Partner must have an active MPN membership

 

IF DOING BUSINESS AS AN ISV OR DIGITAL AGENCY

  • 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 at least one customer deployed (or in pilot) using their mixed reality solution, which must be on Azure
  • Partner must have an active MPN membership

 

IF DOING BUSINESS AS AN ISV OR DIGITAL AGENCY

  • 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 at least three customers deployed (or in pilot) using their mixed reality solution, which must be on Azure

AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING

  • Partner must have 100 annual HoloLens 2 device sales or influenced sales*.
  • Partner must have integrated one MR Azure service (Spatial Anchors or Remote Rendering) into their solution, which must be available for purchase, AND have 50 HoloLens 2 device sales or influenced sales*.

*Partner sales/influenced sales can be calculated using the trailing 12 months or a forecast using unit sales run rate. All HoloLens 2 sales—including customized or ruggedized devices—count towards partner sales.

AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING

  • Partner must have 300 annual HoloLens 2 device sales or influenced sales*.
  • Partner must have integrated one MR Azure service (Spatial Anchors or Remote Rendering) into their solution, which must be available for purchase, AND have 100 HoloLens 2 device sales or influenced sales*.

*Partner sales/influenced sales can be calculated using the trailing 12 months or a forecast using unit sales run rate. All HoloLens 2 sales—including customized or ruggedized devices—count towards partner sales.

IF DOING BUSINESS AS A SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR

IF DOING BUSINESS AS A SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR

 

AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING

  • Partner must have completed 2 customer deployments of an Azure-based MR solution AND 100 HoloLens 2 device sales (or influenced sales).
  • Partner must obtain Silver Cloud Business Applications Competency (either the Customer Engagement option or the Unified Operations option), AND partner must complete 3 customer deployments of D365 mixed reality business applications (minimum 25 user licenses/deployment)

*Partner sales/influenced sales can be calculated using the trailing 12 months or a forecast using unit sales run rate. All HoloLens 2 sales—including customized or ruggedized devices—count towards partner sales.

AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING

  • Partner must have completed 3 customer deployments of an Azure-based MR solution AND 300 HoloLens 2 device sales (or influenced sales).
  • Partner must obtain Gold Cloud Business Applications Competency (either the Customer Engagement option or the Unified Operations option), AND partner must complete 5 customer deployments of D365 mixed reality business applications (minimum 25 user licenses/deployment)

*Partner sales/influenced sales can be calculated using the trailing 12 months or a forecast using unit sales run rate. All HoloLens 2 sales—including customized or ruggedized devices—count towards partner sales.

Benefits

The benefits of the Mixed Reality Partner Program (MRPP) are free to partners that qualify.

Summary

Silver

Gold

Community resources

Microsoft Mixed Reality Partner newsletter

Microsoft Mixed Reality Partner community priority attendance (webinars/events)

Access to MRPP community Teams site and content

Free access to mixed reality online training

Eligibility for role in MR Partner Advisory Council (PAC)

$1,000 free MR Azure credits (starting Sept 1, 2020)

Marketing resources

Logo on MR partner finder on HoloLens.com

Partner showcase and solution catalog entry on HoloLens.com

Microsoft Partner | Mixed Reality logo for marketing/branding use

Case study and PR Support

Sales resources

Assigned a Partner Account Executive

Joint account planning and pipeline management

Pre-sales support

Eligibility for rebate on HoloLens device sales (via DMP Program)

Eligibility to resell Dynamics 365 offers (e.g., HL2 + RA)

Engineering and support resources

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

Azure migration support and Azure application consultation

Solution architecture and deployment review from MR Engineering team (bi-annual ROB)

Azure application development support

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 organisation has completed the required training and can meet at least the Silver 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 assessment with a mixed reality Partner Sales Executive to validate answers provided.