How advanced specializations help your business profile stand out to customers

Go beyond your Gold competency with an advanced specialization. Advanced specializations help you showcase proven, verifiable expertise in a product, solution area, or service. Customers can see both your Gold competency and your advanced specialization in your business profile on the partner directory. To receive an advanced specialization tag, your business must fully meet a set of published criteria and be validated by Microsoft. Learn more.

The current advanced specializations

  • SAP on Azure Partners who demonstrate deep knowledge, extensive experience, and proven success in implementing SAP on Azure solutions may seek the SAP on Azure Advanced Specialization.

  • Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Microsoft Azure Partner has a depth of knowledge to provide guidance on the various SQL migration options within Azure, and demonstrates expertise in migrating and optimizing Windows Server and SQL Server-based workloads to Microsoft Azure.

  • Linux and Open Source Database Migration to Microsoft Azure Partner is highly knowledgeable in open source technologies and demonstrates expertise in migrating and optimizing production workloads running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) or SUSE virtual machines and/or MariaDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL, CassandraDB, MongoDB databases to Azure.

  • Data Warehouse Migration to Microsoft Azure Partner has experience in successfully migrating data warehouses from Teradata, Netezza, or Oracle Exadata to Azure and demonstrates expertise in analyzing existing workloads, generating schema models and performing extract, transform, and load (ETL) operations to migrate data to cloud-based data warehouses.

  • Kubernetes on Microsoft Azure Partner employs DevOps practices for AKS implementations and demonstrates expertise in deploying and managing production workloads in the cloud using containers and managing hosted Kubernetes environments in Microsoft Azure.

  • Modernization of Web Applications in Microsoft Azure Partner ensures customer success in application development, and familiarity with content management systems. Demonstrate expertise in migrating and deploying production web application workloads, applying DevOps practices, and managing application services in Microsoft Azure.