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 that allow you to:

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.

At any time, you can request assistance with your renewal from MPN 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.

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 Organization profile and renew its membership?

imageYour 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.

  • If you are the Primary Program Contact and authorized to renew your company’s membership, use our competency renewal guide and recommendations below to get started.
  • If you are not the Primary Program Contact, share this post with him or her.
  • For assistance, you can request one-to-one communications with an MPN Support agent in the Partner Membership forum of the Partner Support Community.

What does the Primary Program Contact do next?

  • On your Home page in the Partner Membership Center, check Messages for items that may need attention for completing your renewal.
  • Review and update your company’s Organization Profile in the Partner Membership Center. An accurate representation of your company’s business model, commercial and public sector customer focus, industry focus, etc. can help us deliver relevant, timely information about new products, programs, training, and opportunities.
  • Download the competency renewal guide for step-by-step Partner Membership Center guidance.
  • For assistance, you can request one-to-one communications with an MPN Support agent in the Partner Membership forum of the Partner Support Community.

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:

  • Review the requirements for the competency or competencies your company currently has. There may be new exam or assessment requirements, or other changes you’ll want to know about.
  • Cloud is our core at Microsoft, and in September 2014, we introduced three new competencies that you can attain:

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.

Top partner questions about membership and other topics are published here.

If you have trouble signing in to the MPN website, follow these troubleshooting suggestions.

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*IDC, “The Business Value of the Microsoft Partner Network Core Benefits.” Mira Perry, Steven White, July 2012