How to associate with your organisation's MPN profile


<Updated 14/10/2016>

Ensure your colleagues are associated with your organisation’s MPN profile (AKA MPN ID) – not only will they gain access to the benefits of MPN membership, their certifications will also contribute towards competency attainment.

The steps below outline the process for a Primary Program Contact to send association invitations. Whilst there are other association methods, I’ve found this to be the fastest, most reliable option.

 

You will need:

  • To be the Primary Program Contact of your organisation’s MPN profile and/or have Global Admin Rights to the profile
  • To be able to sign in to the Partner Membership Centre with your Microsoft Account
  • The work email addresses (inc. Organisation domain) of the colleague(s) you wish to invite

 

Your colleague(s) will need:

 

Useful tips:

  • Internet Explorer 11 or higher is recommended. In the event of authentication issues, use Internet Explorer’s “InPrivate mode” (Ctrl+Shift+P)
  • If at any time you run into issues – MPN Support (AKA The Regional Service Centre) are on hand for assistance. Australian Partners can find the contact details by visiting Partner101: www.aka.ms/partner101

 

Invitation steps (performed by the PPC):

  1. Sign in to the Partner Membership Centre invitation page with your Microsoft Account
    • Note: If you are associated with multiple MPN profiles, select the profile you would like to manage and proceed to the invitation page
  2. You will see an option to “Invite Multiple People”. Enter the work email addresses of the colleague(s) you would like to invite, separating each address with a semi-colon
    • Note: to ensure successful association, please use the "Invite Multiple People" process, even if inviting a single colleague
  3. Select the language and click "Approve Invitees"
    • Note: invitations will not automatically be sent. See step 4
  4. The email addresses entered in Step 2 are now pre-approved for association. Copy the “Invitation URL” and email it to your pre-approved colleagues

     

    Association steps (performed by the pre-approved colleague):

    1. Click the URL sent to you by your Primary Program Contact (PPC)
    2. You will be prompted to sign in with a Microsoft Account – this is the account that will be used to access MPN benefits and resources
    3.  Complete your association by filling out the “Individual Profile” form
      • Note: your “pre-approved” email address must be used as the “Communication Options” email address, otherwise, your association request will be rejected
      • Tip: if you have one, include your Microsoft Certified Professional ID (MCP ID). Your MCP ID can only be linked to one MPN Profile at a time (learn more about linking and un-linking MCP IDs)
    4. Once accepted – you have immediate access to the Partner portal, inc. no cost readiness, support and sales & marketing assets.
    5. Need greater access rights (eg. Global Admin Privileges, Software Download Rights) or to be assigned as a designated contact (eg. Sales & Marketing Contact, Technical Contact, Executive Contact)? Ask your PPC to update your access privileges or change your role type.

     

     

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    Comments (8)

    1. Tracy Lloyd says:

      Hi there is there a way to associate another organisation to our MPN account with view only privileges?

      1. Hi Tracy, For all membership questions please call the Regional Service Centre on 13 20 58 Options 2,5,1 (have your MPN ID ready)

    2. msdtc says:

      Is there a way to associated an O365 (Azure AD) account with an organization? I have tried all of the steps in KB3083683 and in all of the scenarios the page asks for a Microsoft Account and it does not recognize the Azure account (account@domain.onmicrosoft.com). Has anyone gotten this to work?

      1. Jack_Pilon says:

        Hi msdtc,

        A Microsoft Account (MSA) is now required for association to an MPN ID - this will be used when signing in to Microsoft Partner resources. Once associated, you can opt for email communications to be sent to your O365 account (via the Partner Membership Centre = http://www.aka.ms/pmcau), the Microsoft Account will still be used for authentication.

        Regards,
        Jack

    3. Naveed Saqib says:

      How can I find out to whom my MCP ID is associated and how do I change that. This is driving me nuts.

      1. Hi Naveed - I suggest trying here https://mcp.microsoft.com/Auth/Login.aspx and if still stuck you can email or call the MCP support team here https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/learning/help.aspx

    4. Hayder says:

      Hi Jack,
      We tried to associate a new mcp with our organisation but he cannot pass step no.7. because he can't find where to put the MCP ID.
      Thanks

      1. Jack_Pilon says:

        Hi Hayder,

        Please direct your MCP to http://www.aka.ms/partner101 to find MPN support channels - the team will point him in the right direction 🙂

        Regards,
        JP

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