For many of the Microsoft partners out there, your re-enrollment date is approaching very quickly, which will be your first renewal into the Microsoft gold competencies and silver competencies. To help you prepare to meet the requirements for the competencies you are looking to renew into, we originally launched the Microsoft Partner Network Transition Tool, which gave you insights into steps you needed to take based on your current achievements to date. Then in November when the silver and gold competencies launched, we integrated the Microsoft Partner Network Transition Tool into your Partner Membership Center. Throughout each step, one thing has remained constant: Microsoft’s commitment to helping you navigate from where you are today to where you want to be in the Microsoft Partner Network. As such, I am posting this to make sure that you know how you can get even more renewal help directly from Microsoft if you need it.
If you have questions about your Microsoft Partner Network renewal or what you you need to do to achieve the membership level in the Microsoft Partner Network that you want, GIVE US A CALL! Yes, that’s right, give us a call and we will help you develop a plan to achieve the Microsoft Partner Network membership you are looking to achieve, based specifically on your Microsoft Partner Network account. So what number do you call?
DO THIS NOW: Look up the phone number of the Microsoft Regional Service Center for your country, then contact one of our agents today to help you with your renewal process or to build your plan.
I know what you’re thinking… “Ok, I’ll get to it later.” My ask of you: Don’t put it off. Give them a call and let them help you design your renewal plan so you know exactly what you need to do to reach your goals in the Microsoft Partner Network BEFORE your anniversary date gets here. Why? Simple: 1) Putting it off to the end may put you in a position where you won’t be able to achieve your goals in time before your renewal date 2) Partners have told us that our agents have helped them to renew more quickly and better understand the new competency requirements, benefits and the value they provide to their business.
PLEASE HELP: If you are a user group lead, an IAMCP member, an SBSC PAL, a partner community lead, partner blogger, or any Microsoft partner that shares information with other Microsoft partners, please share this information with your community members, peers, associates, etc. so that they are also aware that we are just a phone call away to help them in achieving their goals in their renewal in the Microsoft Partner Network.
Here are just a few additional resources available to you:
- Up to 30% off plus free retakes on Microsoft certification exams offer
- Find Microsoft training offers near you worldwide
- Step-by-step Competency Renewal Roadmaps
- Competency Benefits and Requirements portal pages
I hope the information above helps you out in your Microsoft Partner Network renewal and please share this information broadly with all Microsoft partners you know so that they too can be aware of the help from Microsoft that is available to them with just a phone call.
Thank you and have a wonderful day,
Eric Ligman – Follow me on TWITTER, LinkedIn, and RSS and see “What I’m thinking”
Global Partner Experience Lead
Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group
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