Application Development competency
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Application Development


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  • A set of core benefits is provided to all partners each time they enroll or renew their membership in the Microsoft Partner Network. Visit the core benefit and requirements page to see the complete list. Review the following table for a list of benefits and requirements specific to this competency.
    Benefits Silver Gold
    Earn Bing Ads credits to help you run your customers’ search advertising campaigns for no cost
    Get improved access to tools, software, communities, and resources, with additional MSDN subscriptions 5 extra Microsoft Visual Studio Premium with MSDN
    subscriptions (in addition to the core-benefit allotment)
    25 extra Visual Studio Premium with MSDN
    subscriptions (in addition to the core-benefit allotment)
    Further expand your technical and business skills to develop and sell apps with the Microsoft Azure Development Center and the Microsoft Dev Camps
    Use one of the 100 Microsoft Innovation Centers to help accelerate technology advances and stimulate local software economies
    Generate visibility and make more money by publishing apps to the Windows and Windows Phone stores  
    Access the Microsoft Azure Marketplace to buy and sell finished software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps and premium data sets
    Find resources to help you increase exposure for your Microsoft Azure applications with App Launch Services
    Access internal-use software licenses (in addition to those you receive as part of your core partner benefits) for products related to this competency
    Receive a discount on a business modeling session with Tellus International (application track only) 20% discount 30% discount
    Requirements
    Silver Gold
    1. 1. Pass technical assessments, exams, and certifications
      • Services track

        Option 1
        Two individuals each must pass one of the following:
        • Exam 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3
        • Exam 70-481: Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps using HTML5 and JavaScript
        • Exam 70-482: Advanced Store App Development using HTML5 and JavaScript
        • Exam 70-483: Programming in C#
        • Exam 70-484: Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps in C#
        • Exam 70-485: Advanced Store App Development using C#
        • Exam 70-486: Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications
        • Exam 70-487: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services
        • Exam 70-511: Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
        • Exam 70-513: TS: Windows Communication foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
        • Exam 70-516: TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
        • Exam 70-518: PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4
        • Exam 70-583: PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Azure Applications
        • Exam 74-353: Windows UX Design
        • Exam 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
        • Exam 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions


        Option 2
        Two individuals each must pass the following:

        Technical Assessment for Using Microsoft Azure for Application Development

        Use Microsoft partner learning paths to find details about related exams and readiness.

        Provide customer evidence

        Your organization must submit three customer references showcasing a custom application project developed on the Windows platform (Windows Server, Windows Client, Microsoft Azure, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, or Windows Embedded) and completed within the past 12 months. After a reference has been approved by your customer and by Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing a competency for up to two years. Review a sample customer reference email that can be used for customer references for this competency.

        Independent Software Vendors track

        Your organization must have one product or application that has passed one of the following application tests:
        • Silver Competency Test for Windows 8
        • Silver Competency Test for Windows Server 2012 R2
        • Silver Competency Test for Microsoft Azure
        • Silver Competency Test for Windows Phone 8


        Qualifying applications include developed and marketed, packaged software solutions based on Microsoft technologies. Custom-written applications not meant for resale do not qualify.

        Use Microsoft Platform Ready to find more details about application tests.

        Provide customer evidence

        Must submit three customer references completed in the past 12 months that showcases an application that passed the silver Microsoft Azure, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Phone 8 application tests.
    2. 2. Complete your organization’s profile
      • Your Microsoft Partner Network account administrator must provide pertinent information about your organization.
    3. 3. Pay the silver competency fee
      • To complete your enrollment in the competency, you must pay the silver competency fee. The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your organization earns. The fee varies by location. According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be [%silverprice%] [%currency%], not including applicable local taxes and fees. This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.
    Requirements
    Silver Gold
    1. 1. Pass technical assessments, exams, and certifications
      • Services track

        Four unique individuals must hold a current version of one of the following certifications:
        • MCSD: Web Apps
        • MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using HTML5
        • MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using C#
        • MCPD: Windows Developer 4
        • MCPD: Windows Azure Developer 4


        Use Microsoft partner learning paths to find details about related exams and readiness.

        Provide customer evidence

        Your organization must submit five customer references showcasing a custom application project developed on the Windows platform (Windows Server, Windows Client, Microsoft Azure, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, or Windows Embedded) and completed within the past 12 months. After a reference has been approved by your customer and by Microsoft, it can be used toward earning or renewing a competency for up to two years. Review a sample customer reference email that can be used for customer references for this competency.

        Independent Software Vendors track

        Your organization must have one product or application that has passed one of the following application tests:
        • Gold Competency Test for Windows 8
        • Gold Competency Test for Windows Server 2012 R2
        • Gold Competency Test for Microsoft Azure
        • Gold Competency Test for Windows Phone 8

        Qualifying applications include developed and marketed, packaged software solutions based on Microsoft technologies. Custom-written applications not meant for resale do not qualify.

        Use Microsoft Platform Ready to find more details about application tests.

        Provide customer evidence

        Must submit five customer references completed in the past 12 months that showcases an application that passed the gold Microsoft Azure, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Phone 8 application tests.
    2. 2. Complete your organization’s profile
      • Your Microsoft Partner Network account administrator must provide pertinent information about your organization.
    3. 3. Gather customer feedback
    4. 4. Gold competency fee
      • To complete your enrollment in the competency, you must pay the gold competency fee. The fee is due one time per year—no matter how many competencies your company earns. According to the URL that you are currently visiting, your fee would be [%goldprice%] [%currency%], not including applicable local taxes and fees. This fee will also be presented to you during the enrollment process. Your actual fee will be based on the physical location of your company.

        Partners who attain a gold competency after they have already attained that silver competency, can upgrade that year to gold for no additional cost (unless a partner is within the last 90-day renewal period, in which case the full gold competency membership fee is due).

Related products

  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Windows
  • Windows Server

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