Demand for cloud services is booming. By 2017, customer demand for cloud and hybrid cloud services is expected to reach US$108 billion*. Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure are rapidly adding new customers, and the partner opportunities are significant.

Accelerate your business, profitably, with Microsoft cloud services: Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Azure, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. Use our guide to find suggested resources that help each stage of your business.

Cloud partners are evolving their business models

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The rise of cloud and hybrid cloud services means that partners with more traditional business models must evolve their businesses. We know partners are concerned about remaining profitable. We now have many examples of companies that have successfully made the transition to the Project Services, Managed Services, and IP Services business models that best suit the cloud, and we offer resources to help you learn how to make the cloud work for your business.

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Resource guide

Prepare your practice
Connect and engage
Build your cloud knowledge and skills

Use Microsoft Cloud to run your business

Internal use benefits for Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics CRM Online are available to partners with an Action Pack subscription or competency.

Sell, deploy, and support cloud and hybrid cloud solutions

These offerings from Partner Technical Services address specific stages of the cloud sales cycle. Many of these services are available to all MPN members at no cost.

Sell more
Compete and win
Demonstrate your cloud expertise Earn Cloud Performance competencies for your expertise in selling/deploying Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics CRM Online.
Earn cloud incentives and understand customer offers
Get cloud support

Connect with Azure Partner and Office 365 Partner communities

Each month, our Partner Technology Strategists focus on a topic for the Office 365 Partner and Azure Partner communities, and share information about that topic through blog posts, community calls, Yammer, and newsletters. Go to our Microsoft US Partner YouTube channel to see previous calls on demand, and participate in these communities through the links below.

Azure Partner Community
Office 365 Partner Community

* 2014 IDC study commissioned by Microsoft