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Cloud is our core

Sell more cloud faster

Brand new videos, whitepapers, and training to help you close cloud services deals.
Build a profitable cloud business
With cloud and hybrid services expected to reach US$108 billion by 2017*, demand for Microsoft’s cloud products is booming:

Microsoft Office 365:
  • • 82% of Fortune 500 companies have purchased it in the past 12 months
  • • With a US$2.5 billion run rate, it’s Microsoft’s fastest growing business
  • • Microsoft Office 365 posted triple-digit growth for 21 consecutive months
  • • Microsoft partners have accounted for 3/4 of the sales to Microsoft Office 365 customers
       Microsoft Azure:
    • 57% of Fortune 500 companies are using Microsoft Azure
    • Welcomes 1,000 new customers per day
    • Currently 1.2 million businesses and organizations use Microsoft Azure Active Directory
    • Microsoft Azure gains two times the compute and storage capacity every 6-9 months

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online:
    • Features 4.25 million users and 40,000 customers
    • Posted double-digit growth for 40 consecutive quarters
    • Over two years, doubles subscription revenue per partner
    • 15% compound annual growth rate through 2018 for CRM app software

By partnering with Microsoft, you can make money selling industry-leading cloud solutions, and your success will not only grow your business but unlock additional support, enablement, and incentives with the Microsoft Partner Network.

Qualify for new cloud competencies with proven cloud performance for Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Azure, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. Partners who attain the new cloud performance competencies will earn the silver level at no cost and will receive gold level at a reduced price.

You can receive a host of benefits to help grow your business that include:

  • • Unlimited cloud support
  • • Ability to attract customers with no-cost, ready-to-go marketing materials
  • • Access to sales and technical training to develop your expertise
  • • Internal-use rights and development and test environments
  • • Partner incentives and access to special offers
  • • Microsoft field or tele management at the gold level

  • *2014 IDC study commissioned by Microsoft





Introducing the cloud performance competencies

How to get started

Review the competency requirements for each of the new competencies: Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions, Cloud Productivity, Cloud Platform, and Cloud Customer Relationship Management. Then, take the following steps:

Receive step-by-step guidance on how to build your cloud business

Start using your cloud IUR if you're an existing Action Pack or competency partner

Find out more

Read about how to make money with a cloud business. Explore Office 365 partner stories to learn how they are making the cloud work for their business.

Recurring revenue: the new killer metric

Partner profitability stories

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online path to partnership


  • Social networks

  • Connect with the Microsoft Partner Network