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by Joe Chason, US Microsoft Partner Network lead
If your company is due to renew its Microsoft Partner Network membership and competency in the next 90 days, it’s time to get your renewal started. Renewing your Microsoft Partner Network membership and competency on time ensures that you keep your valuable MPN benefits, including:
Your Microsoft Partner Network silver or gold competency comes with the distinction of your company being among the top 5 percent of Microsoft partners. Your MPN competencies show customers you have proven skills and experience that set your company apart from the competition.
The information and resources below can help your renewal process go more smoothly.
How do I know it’s time for my company to renew its Microsoft Partner Network membership and competency?
Sign in to the View your membership status page on the MPN portal. Your company’s membership date is listed in Step 3. If the membership date is within 90 days, it’s time to get your renewal started.
Yes, my company is due to renew in the next 90 days! Am I authorized to update my company’s Organizational profile and renew its membership?
Your company’s Primary Program Contact is typically the person authorized to update your organization’s membership profile and manage the renewal in the Partner Membership Center. The name of your company’s Primary Program Contact is in the Organizations tab on your Individual Account home page in the Partner Membership Center.
What does the Primary Program Contact do next?
Membership renewal and benefits resources every competency partner needs
Even if you are not yet in your 90-day renewal window, planning ahead for your renewal is a good idea. Here are resources that can help:
Maximize your membership by taking advantage of your benefits. According to IDC*, partners receive approximately $320,000 in value from the benefits of the Microsoft Partner Network.
How to contact support
Sign in to the Support page on the MPN portal to see your options for obtaining support. We recommend using the Partner Membership forum in the Partner Support Community to request assistance. You can ask for one-to-one communication with an MPN Support agent.
If you have trouble signing in to the MPN website, follow these troubleshooting suggestions.
*IDC, “The Business Value of the Microsoft Partner Network Core Benefits.” Mira Perry, Steven White, July 2012