VARs: Looking to grow your business in the new year? Look no further than Microsoft Channel Advantage – rebates, earned advisor fees, and incentives for all!

Help accelerate your business growth and profitability with Microsoft Channel Advantage.

As a Microsoft partner, you have the opportunity to leverage substantial Microsoft Channel Advantage incentive programs that are specifically designed to help you grow your business. With up to 20% in rebates and fees, Microsoft helps you increase your profitability and gain a competitive advantage as you invest in building your Microsoft practice.

VAR Rebate

The FY10-H2 U.S. VAR Rebate program allows you to earn up to 20% in rebates when you sell annuity agreements, specifically Open Value and Microsoft Online Services. The program helps you increase your earnings across products, and is designed to provide maximum payout when helping customers recognize the benefits of emerging Microsoft solutions, including virtualization, security, and software plus services. Learn more about this program by reviewing the attached program terms & conditions.

Register for the VAR Rebate today to begin earning rebates on eligible agreements.

Software Security Advisor Initiative Program (SSA)

With the SSA Program, your company is rewarded for building a Microsoft Forefront Identity, Access, and Security services practice. Partners who influence and deploy Microsoft Forefront can earn up to 20% in Advisor Fees, regardless of whether you transacted the licensing agreement.

Click here to register for the program and file claims for Microsoft Forefront agreements that your company has influenced and deployed.

Start earning today!

Take advantage of these significant opportunities by registering for the VAR Rebate and SSA Program today. You can further maximize your rewards by helping your customers take advantage of the incentives in the Big Easy Offer.


If you’re new to licensing, be sure to check out these readiness resources to get you up to speed:

1. Licensing Training on the Learning Plan Tool: Licensing Programs – What VARs Need to Get Started

2. LicenseWise for Volume Licensing – create new quotes, access saved quotes, download the Open Value SKU lookup, and more!

3. Visit the GearUp Licensing page for information on licensing types, software assurance, financing options, post-sale support, and more.



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