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  • Is anybody here a MS Partner ?

    Is anyone on this board an MS partner ?

    If so, what type of company are you? Just you as a freelancer, small business, etc?

    If you are a freelancer, is it worth it ? How complicated is it to get on board?

    I'm not looking to start freelancing full time (Need a few more years exp on big infrastructures) but sometimes I have contacts/friends who need to purchase licenses from MS and can't seem to get the right stuff from their distributors and always ask for my help...

    So I figured I might as well sign up..

    Is signing up possible even if you expect to do almost no business?
    VCP on vSphere (4), MCITP:EA/DBA, MCTS:Blahblah

  • #2
    Re: Is anybody here a MS Partner ?

    You can become a "Registered Partner" merely by signing up. This does not let you use a logo or anything, but is free. It also means you can buy into the Action Pack (but now you have to pass an on-line exam to do so)
    Tom Jones
    MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
    IT Trainer / Consultant
    Ossian Ltd

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    • #3
      Re: Is anybody here a MS Partner ?

      Does that let you resell licenses and/or online services?

      I'm sure the exam shouldn't be too hard
      VCP on vSphere (4), MCITP:EA/DBA, MCTS:Blahblah


      • #4
        Re: Is anybody here a MS Partner ?

        There are several different Partner levels. For example, I have a Microsoft Action Pack Subscription (MAPS) and to get that you need to be a Partner. All that it involves is filling out a form. You can go to the other end of the Partner level where you pay serveral 1,000$$$ and require several MS certified members on staff and get additional access to MS help/channels etc. Something to get you started with.
        Joined: 23rd December 2003
        Departed: 23rd December 2015


        • #5
          Re: Is anybody here a MS Partner ?

          I believe you are asking if becoming a partner (any level) will grant you magical power to sell Microsoft software, actually no. There are only a handful or two licensed distributors.
          "...if I turn out to be particularly clear, you've probably misunderstood what I've said” - Alan Greenspan