Involvement: Microsoft and its partners work together to ensure the compliant distribution practices of downstream resellers. Who supports me? Within the CSP program, the CSP provider, which is Microsoft`s partner, offers you the support you need. This is a 24/7 support solution „mandatory by Microsoft for CSP partners“. There are a number of (smaller) CSP partners who are not able to offer these support services themselves 24 hours a day and work with a local or global distributor. If you have problems with your cloud solution, you`ll end up going to your CSP provider and not directly to Microsoft. As you work with Microsoft, you can pack solutions with our industry-leading products. Why should I opt for the CSP? CSP is a subscription and service program with a number of advantages, but also a number of disadvantages. The advantages are the flexibility of monthly consumption and billing. Another advantage is that you only have one billing partner for subscriptions and services. If everything goes as designed, you will receive the best possible support on site. A major drawback is that you cannot license your software on-premise via CSP.
The Microsoft Partnership Agreement (MPA) is a modular, open-ended agreement that provides the most relevant business terms based on the type of partner and the offerings for which the partners are qualified. The cloud solution provider (CSP) will be the first partner channel to use the new agreement. In the long run, it applies to all other partner channels and offers. The Microsoft Partnership Agreement offers Microsoft partners a unique, digitally accepted partnership agreement. The Microsoft Partnership Agreement contains a set of ongoing terms that help Microsoft, its partners, and customers support privacy protection and security, promote compliance, and promote sound business practices. Check the Program Information section. If the MPN program status is active, you are an active MPN partner in the Partner Center. The indirect reseller terms provide that Microsoft may terminate indirect resellers without just cause by notifying your company 30 days in advance. This notice is our written notice that Microsoft intends to terminate your agreement without just cause with effect from August 31, 2019. Partner Benefits: You confidently grant and manage administrator access to third-party technical and after-sales service providers.
The boarding process for Partner Center includes the business review which can take several days. Depending on how a partner has been registered, there may be additional steps before the onboarding can be completed. Indirect resellers should now begin their boarding process in order to avoid the risk of last-minute problems. Microsoft integrates several different agreements into a new, simple and unique agreement. The new agreement should help build trust between partners, customers and Microsoft and build trust between partners, customers and Microsoft by providing a higher level of transparency and compliant business practices. . . .