imageIn February, there are programmatic changes coming to the Microsoft Partner Network, including the revamped Microsoft Action Pack; the new Intelligent Systems competency; the integration of Microsoft cloud services to competency and Action Pack internal use benefits (Office 365, Windows Azure, Windows Intune, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online); and updated Certification exam and presales technical assessment requirements for many competencies.

To understand what changes will affect your company and how, use these resources:

  • Read the announcement Julie Bennani made in November about the new timeline for MPN changes.
  • Download and review the revised MPN disclosure guide that was published in December for details about program-wide changes that affect all partner levels and Action Pack or competency changes that apply to you.
  • Ask questions and request help as needed in the Partner membership forum of the Partner Support Community. Within the forum, you can do a quick search to see if your question or issue has already been addressed, and you can request private communications with a Microsoft representative when needed.

Some changes to MPN occurred in November 2013, and additional changes to MPN will be implemented in Q3 of calendar year 2014. The disclosure guide also provides you with details about those changes.