Last year, Microsoft announced the launch of the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program to meet the evolving requirements of its customers and partners.
Recently, Microsoft announced new opportunities for partners through AI offerings and the expansion of the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program to help partners differentiate themselves and deliver unique value to the market.
Microsoft announced interactive, AI-powered assistance across business functions in the form of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Copilot to relieve the burden of mundane tasks. It combines the power of large language models (LLMs) with data in the Microsoft Graph and the Microsoft 365 apps to turn words into the most powerful productivity tool on the planet. It also announced the AI and Machine Learning in Microsoft Azure Specialization that help partners showcase their expertise in this quickly evolving area of the Microsoft business.
Microsoft also created Solutions Partner designations within the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program that help partners demonstrate their organization’s capabilities in delivering customer success in the solution areas. It also expanded Solutions Partner designations to include options that differentiate its partners that develop software: independent software vendor (ISV) partners.
Microsoft now offers a total of 28 specializations (with finance, sales, service, and supply chain as the latest additions) to make it easier for customers to find partners that possess the expertise they need.