Microsoft to scrap its Partner Network in favour of new cloud programme and scoring system from October 2022

The vendor has revealed that its flagship channel programme will be renamed ‘Microsoft Cloud Partner Program’

Josh Budd
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Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington | Credit: Microsoft
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Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington | Credit: Microsoft

Microsoft has scrapped the Microsoft Partner Network as it rebrands its partner programme to the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program amid a flurry of changes in how it categorises and rewards partners. As of October 2022 all 400,000 partners in Microsoft's ecosystem will use the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program instead of the Microsoft Partner Network. Microsoft's Silver and Gold-level certification badges will also be scrapped as part of the change. It marks an end of to the Microsoft Partner...

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