Disapprove October 2022 Microsoft Partner Network Changes

Disapprove October 2022 Microsoft Partner Network Changes

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The upcoming changes in October 2022 to the Microsoft Partner Network program are yet another attempt by Microsoft to eliminate their loyal 400,000 partners across the globe.

The "Microsoft Partner Network" program is being renamed "Microsoft Cloud Partner Program". But wait..... It's not just a fluffy name change....

The devil is always in the detail with any announcement....

When you look at the upcoming requirements being placed on Microsoft Partners in October 2022 the emphasis has shifted into "sell, sell, sell" at all costs.

All Microsoft Partners will now be given a "Partner Capability Score". A partner must achieve at least 70 out of 100 which for the vast majority of partners out there will be impossible to achieve as it's heavily biased toward "new sales". It seems there is no reward for loyalty...

Once a Partners Capability Score falls below 70 they will be stripped of all their partner benefits.

This unwelcome change to the Microsoft Partner Network is being touted as a good one for Partners and their customers however the only person to really benefit from this change is Microsoft. A program which heavily emphasizes "new sales" can only benefit Microsoft.

Microsoft's objective is and always will be to cut down the 400,000 loyal partners.

You can read more about these October 2022 changes here:

Official Microsoft Announcement regarding October 2022 Partner Changes
https://blogs.partner.microsoft.com/mpn/evolving-the-microsoft-partner-network-programs/

Rodney Clark Blog Announcing the Changes
https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2022/03/16/evolving-microsoft-partner-network-programs-for-partner-growth-and-customer-success/

 

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