• Cloud Platform competency identifies partners that can help customers modernize their infrastructure, migrate applications and data to the cloud, and build analytics solutions on data platforms in the cloud. Partners with this competency can also deliver services and build products using SaaS and PaaS solutions available on Azure Marketplace.
  • Cloud Productivity Competency identifies partners with the ability to demonstrate their technical capability in delivering Office 365 solutions across multiple or single productivity practice areas under Microsoft’s largest commercial cloud business.
  • Data Analytics Identifies partners as a specialist in business intelligence, big data, or advanced analytics, and help customers turn their data into actionable insights.  Partners can build descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive analytics solutions for customers to analyze historical information stored on your data platform (Database, Datawarehouse, Data Lake, IoT) and from real-time data feeds (Stream Analytics).
  • Data Platform competency identifies partners that can help customers modernize their infrastructure, migrate applications and data to the cloud, and build analytics solutions on data platforms in the cloud. Partners with this competency can also deliver services and build products using SaaS and PaaS solutions available on Azure Marketplace.
  • Application Development competency recognizes partners who have skills to help customers to digitally transform by leveraging Microsoft technologies to build web and mobile apps for consumers or business; or help modernize their existing apps and put them in the cloud on Azure.
  • The DevOps competency recognizes partner expertise in helping organizations define, build, manage, and continuously release software on-premises and in the cloud by leveraging the powerful DevOps and application lifecycle management features of the Microsoft development platform.
  • The ISV competency recognizes partners that have developed innovative apps or intellectual property that can be distributed to customers.
  • The Windows and Devices competency recognizes partners that can distinguish themselves as experts in helping customers benefit from the advanced security options only available in Windows 10.
  • The Customer Relationship Management competency enables our customers to talk to their customers in smarter, more personal ways with five CRM apps that work seamlessly together.
  • The Application Integration competency recognizes partners and developers who integrate unique applications and solutions into various products across the Microsoft ecosystem and demonstrate expertise in a hybrid integration platform.  Partners can help customers automate business process execution and workflow by seamlessly connecting their on-premises systems to cloud-based applications. Whether their applications run in the cloud or on-premises, customers have the flexibility to seamlessly connect applications, unlock data, and automate business process anywhere.
  • Colloboration and Content Identifies partners that have experience implementing and managing SharePoint that empowers individuals and teams to intelligently discover, share, and collaborate on content from anywhere and on any device, on-premises or in-the-cloud with Office 365 integration.
  • DataCenter competency differentiate partners as a provider of Private Cloud, Management, and Virtualization Deployment experience, in addition to transforming data centers into flexible, scalable, and cost-effective solutions.