Microsoft Cloud OS
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Microsoft Cloud OS

Explore Microsoft’s Cloud OS vision

More apps, devices, and data mean there's a greater need for cloud efficiencies
Explore, expand, evolve with cloud
Explore Microsoft’s Cloud OS to expand your opportunities and evolve your business. Earn the following Microsoft Partner Network competencies to deliver new value to your customers:



What you need to know

Microsoft’s Cloud OS approach allows IT to get all the benefits of scale, speed, and agility while still protecting existing investments. This means IT can now rapidly build and deploy applications, flexibly manage IT services, and support real-time analytics across all forms of data.
If you have a gold or silver competency, sign in to the Microsoft Server and Cloud Partner Resources site to gain access to Server and Cloud partner resources and information to help you win against the competition (Microsoft account sign in required).

Cloud programs

The Microsoft Partner Network is in the process of integrating our Cloud Partner programs—Cloud Essentials, Cloud Accelerate, and Cloud Deployment—into the Microsoft competencies and the new Microsoft Action Pack subscription. Cloud Essentials and the cloud internal-use software benefits have been integrated into the Partner Network; however, the Cloud Accelerate and Cloud Deployment programs will continue for the time being. Learn more about the benefits of participating in the Cloud Accelerate and Cloud Deployment programs.


​Microsoft offers volume licensing programs to help your organization reduce overhead and software-management costs. The many licensing options enable you to choose the program that works best for your management and operational needs.

Server and Cloud pricing and licensing information

Cloud OS resources

  • Demos and downloads
  • ​Explore the broad range of demos and downloadable software to get the most from Microsoft Cloud OS.
  • Promote and sell
  • Discover sales resources, campaigns, and discussion guides to help you sell Microsoft Cloud OS.

  • Social networks

  • Connect with the Microsoft Partner Network