On July 28th, Microsoft announced two offerings available to partners wishing to either sell and service or build and develop on the cloud platform providing you ways to engage that complement their existing Microsoft Network benefits.

Microsoft® Cloud Essentials Pack

The Microsoft Cloud Essentials Pack is a subscription designed for Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) members. Cloud Essentials Pack provides you with internal-use access rights to the latest Cloud Services products, technical and sales support, and marketing resources to help partners learn about, try, build and sell Cloud solutions.

Benefits include:

- Internal Use Rights

- Pre-sales and Technical support

- Marketplace participation

- Access to Online Sales Tools

Microsoft® Cloud Accelerate

Microsoft Accelerate is an exclusive program designed to recognize and reward high performing partners who have a proven track record of delivering Microsoft cloud solutions to their customers. The program provides you with a badge, local subsidiary engagement, internal-use access rights to the latest Cloud Services products, technical and sales support and marketplace prioritization (among other resources) to help you accelerate Cloud solutions sales.

Benefits include:

- Internal Use Rights

- Additional partner advisory support

- Marketplace Priority

For more information, be sure to keep checking www.microsoftcloudpartner.com for more information as it becomes available.