Cloud Partner benefits
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Cloud Partner program benefits

​Help customers make the transition to the cloud

When you become a Microsoft Cloud Partner, you receive a set of core benefits—including internal-use software rights, tailored training, and prioritized exposure in Microsoft marketing and product directories. Use these benefits to help you start and build your cloud practice.

Every partner is eligible to join Cloud Essentials. You will be automatically enrolled in the Cloud Accelerate program after you have completed three cloud deals for 150 seats within 18 months, and have either an active Microsoft Action Pack subscription or a Microsoft competency.

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Cloud program benefits
Benefit Cloud Essentials Cloud Accelerate
Get firsthand knowledge of features and capabilities with internal-use software licenses for the latest Microsoft software 25 seats of Microsoft Office 365

25 seats of Windows Intune

25 seats of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online
250 seats of Office 365

100 seats of Windows Intune

250 seats of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online
Send product trial quotes and purchase offers to customers Eligible Eligible
Grow revenue and cement relationships by managing customer accounts with delegated administration Eligible Eligible
Earn incentives for driving the adoption of cloud technologies Eligible for core advisor incentives (must qualify) Eligible for core advisor incentives (must qualify)

Qualified for Solution Accelerators incentives for your sales
Make your company or solution profile accessible to tens of thousands of potential customers through Microsoft online marketplaces Prioritized marketplace exposure on the Microsoft Pinpoint online marketplace

Premier listing in the Microsoft Office 365 Marketplace
Prioritized marketplace exposure on Microsoft

Premier listing in the Microsoft Office 365 Marketplace
Make your sales efforts more effective by creating demonstrations for your solutions with the Microsoft Demo Showcase Suite Unlimited access Unlimited access
Reach more new customers with marketing resources available through the Partner Marketing Center Unlimited access Unlimited access
Demonstrate your expertise with your customized logo Cloud Accelerate logo
Share your achievement with a customizable press release kit Eligible
Use partner advisory hours for Technical Enablement and Advisory Services from Microsoft consultants 5 partner advisory hours
Resolve technical issues quickly with unlimited, no-cost, online technical support for cloud technologies and your Microsoft Partner Network membership Eligible Eligible
Build your skills with cloud training courses and learning paths Eligible Eligible
Get tools and resources to speed your business growth through Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Office 365 Eligible Eligible
Take advantage of delegated administration and manage customer trials and accounts with the Partner Commerce Dashboard Eligible Eligible