Exploring the Value of Microsoft Action Pack for Microsoft Partners
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Intended Audience: Microsoft Partners
Microsoft Action Pack Subscriptions
Within the Microsoft Action Pack, there are two distinct subscription options available to Microsoft Partners:
- Learning Action Pack (LAP)
- Microsoft Action Pack (MAP)
The Learning Action Pack is specifically designed for Partners who are focused on building their technical skills and knowledge. It offers access to a wide range of e-learning courses, virtual labs, and certification exam vouchers, enabling Partners to upskill and validate their expertise.
On the other hand, the Microsoft Action Pack is ideal for Partners who require comprehensive software licenses, technical support, training, and business development resources.
Both subscription types cater to different Partner needs, allowing them to choose the option that aligns best with their goals and growth strategies. In this blog, we will focus on the MAP and the benefits it offers Microsoft Partners.
What is the Microsoft Action Pack?
The Microsoft Action Pack (MAP) is a subscription-based program designed exclusively for Microsoft Partners. It offers a wide range of resources, tools, and benefits that help Partners build, develop, and expand their businesses, which includes:
Software Licenses and Technical Support
One of the primary advantages of the Microsoft Action Pack is the availability of software licenses. Partners receive internal-use rights for a variety of Microsoft software, allowing them to run their businesses more efficiently. These licenses cover products such as Windows 11, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure, and more. Additionally, MAP provides Partners with technical support incidents, enabling them to resolve issues quickly and effectively, resulting in improved customer satisfaction and streamlined operations.
Training and Skill Development
Continuous learning and skill development are crucial for Microsoft Partners to stay at the forefront of technology trends. With the Microsoft Action Pack, Partners gain access to online training resources, including virtual labs, webinars, and e-learning courses. These resources enable Partners to enhance their technical expertise, acquire new certifications, and keep up with the latest Microsoft solutions. Such training opportunities not only boost Partners’ proficiency but also enable them to provide better service and deliver cutting-edge solutions to their clients.
Business Development Resources
The Microsoft Action Pack also equips Partners with valuable business development resources to help them grow their customer base and increase profitability. Partners gain access to marketing materials, sales and deployment guidance, and demand generation campaigns that can be customized with their branding. These resources empower Partners to effectively showcase their expertise, expand their reach, and win more customers, ultimately leading to sustainable business growth.
Purchasing Microsoft Action Pack
Purchasing an Action Pack is quite simple for Microsoft Partners. The only prerequisites for purchasing are to be a member of the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program and to be a Global admin user in Microsoft Partner Center.
Once you’ve signed into Partner Center, select Membership and then Membership offers. You will see an option to purchase a Microsoft Action Pack subscription here, and once you have purchased it, you can choose either LAP or MAP from the Benefits workspace.
Microsoft Action Pack for Smaller Microsoft Partners
While becoming a part of the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program has no fee, the Microsoft Action Pack costs $475 USD annually, which is still a more cost-effective solution for smaller Microsoft Partners than becoming a Solutions Partner, which costs $4730 USD annually.
The Microsoft Action Pack was specifically designed keeping smaller Microsoft Partners in mind, and provides a variety of licenses and benefits that are not available to Microsoft Partners out-of-the-box when they join the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program.
Leverage the Microsoft Action Pack
The Microsoft Action Pack is a valuable resource that empowers Microsoft Partners with the necessary tools, software licenses, training, and business development resources to thrive in the digital era. By leveraging this program, Partners can enhance their technical expertise, deliver innovative solutions to their clients, and accelerate their business growth.
To learn more about how you can leverage the Microsoft Action Pack, get in touch with the Mavens today.