In early May, I announced the extension of the Solution Incentives that many of you are participating in, through December 31, 2012. Also a few weeks ago, Allen Boone blogged about some great sessions you can join at WPC to learn more about our Microsoft incentives for partners.

And now today we are announcing the eligible MPN Competencies for participation in Solution Incentives after January 1, 2013. Next year’s program rewards partners in the most relevant competencies organized by solution workloads: Management and Virtualization, Application Platform, Windows Enterprise and MDOP and Lync. Take a look at the chart below for full details.

​ MPN Gold Competency Requirements – Effective January 1, 2013

(All MPN competency requirements are gold unless otherwise noted.)

Management and Virtualization Incentives

Application Platform Incentives

Windows Enterprise Incentives

Lync Incentives     

§  Management & Virtualization

§ Identity & Security

§ Server Platform


§  Data Platform

§  Business Intelligence

§  CRM

§  ERP

§  ISV/Software

§  Portals & Collaboration

§  Management & Virtualization

§  Desktop


§  Communications (Gold or Silver)

Competencies only eligible through December 31, 2012:

§  Data Platform

§  Business Intelligence

§  Application Integration​

Competencies only eligible through December 31, 2012​:

§  Application Integration

§  Identity & Security

§  Server Platform

§  Management & Virtualization

Competencies only eligible through December 31, 2012:

§  Identity & Security

§  Server Platform​


 ​If you want to continue to grow your Solution Incentives participation after January 1, 2013, please take careful note of the requirements below, and make sure your company is eligible before the next calendar year begins.
For more information on Solution incentives, check out the Microsoft Partner Network Partner Incentives page.  
Systems integrator partners with any questions are encouraged to contact their Regional Service Center. Participating Large Account Resellers or EA Direct Advisors can contact the Regional Operations Centers.