Partner Center Labs

Cloud solution providers achieve scale and profitability by automating management and integrating their existing customer relationship management, billing, and operational systems with Microsoft’s Partner Center. Using the Partner Center API/SDK, partners can create integrations to manage customer accounts, place orders, manage resellers, manage subscriptions, handle support requests, and monitor customers’ Azure consumption. To help partners…

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Data Connector SDK and Partner Center

The Data Connector SDK enables you to create custom connector for Power BI and Power Query. These connectors have the ability to bind to applications, data sources, and services. All of this enables you to provide rich business intelligence and robust analytics over multiple data sources. Through this SDK you can develop a connector that…

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Cloud Solution Provider: Reseller Relationship

With respect to the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program a reseller relationship is the mechanism that grants a partner the ability to manage a customer’s services or subscriptions. This feature makes it possible for a customer to leverage their existing Azure AD tenant and for them to get services from multiple different agreements (CSP, Direct,…

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Partner Center API and Azure Resource Utilization

Thanks to the hard work from the Partner Center team we are now able to query Azure usage records directly from the Partner Center API. With this update to the Partner Center API we can now perform everything that the CREST API can and a whole lot more! Numerous partners ask how they can generate…

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Reseller Storefront

Over the past several weeks I have received numerous questions from various partners regarding the reseller storefront. This project is a web application that acts as a storefront for Microsoft partners and enables them to sell Microsoft offers to their customers. It can be deployed directory from Partner Center or using the Azure Resource Manager…

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Microsoft Identity Manager and the Partner Center API

Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) helps manages the users, credentials, policies, and access within a given organization. One of the most common use cases for this piece of software is to synchronize identities throughout a partner or customer environment. With this post I would like to focus on how the Synchronization Service component of MIM can…

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