Partner Center announcements

Learn about important Partner Center updates. We update this information frequently, so be sure to check back often!

Category January 2021 announcements Announced
Capabilities Partner Center Audit log changes to include two new Operation Types for DAP January 25
Capabilities Changes to Azure offer availability in CSP related to the new commerce experience in CSP for Azure January 21
Grow your Business Perpetual software now generally available for the Cloud Solution Provider program January 19
Grow your Business Reminder: Introducing API throttling to partners calling Partner Center APIs January 19
Offers/Markets Security, Compliance, and Identity (SCI) launches coming on February 1, 2021 January 15
Capabilities DocuSign migration to Adobe Sign for partners under Microsoft Partner Agreements (MPA) January 15
Offers/Markets Commercial pricing update for Norwegian krone January 14
Offers/Markets Commercial pricing update for the Indian rupee January 8
Offers/Markets Calling Plan and Phone System updates for February 1, 20201 January 8
Offers/Markets License-base price list updates for January 2021 January 8
Modern Workplace EU/EFTA Change of Partner Billing Currency for new commerce offers January 7
Capabilities Deprecation and retirement of existing GET and PUT Qualification APIs for the Education customer validation process by the end of February 2021 January 5
Offers/Markets Dynamics 365 offers for February 2021 January 4
Category December 2020 announcements Announced
Offers Unused channel incentive co-operative marketing fund (co-op) funds from the FY21 H1 usage period to be rolled over to the H2 usage period December 22
Capabilities DocuSign migration to Adobe Sign in 2021 for partners who have Microsoft Partner Agreements (MPAs) December 22
Offers/Markets January 2021 pricing and catalog schedules December 22
Capabilities Microsoft 365 apps and services support of Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge legacy announcement December 21
Grow your Business Government, academic, and non-profit: Continuing the Open License program changes and evolution of CSP December 17
Offers/Markets Changes to the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) customer onboarding requirements December 17
Grow your Business Reminder: Perpetual software in the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program broadly available from January 2021 December 17
Capabilities Online Services and Software Channel Authorization Guide December 17
Offers/Markets Power Apps promo offer now available December 16
Capabilities SDK Release on .NET Standard (v1.16.3) December 8
Offers/Markets December 2020 license-based price list release notes December 8
Offers/Markets An update of the US Microsoft 365 Business Voice with Calling Plan offer is coming soon December 3
Capabilities Now live: Partner Center API updates and user interface enhancements for the Education customer validation process December 3
Category November 2020 announcements Announced
Capabilities New, unified account management experience November 18
Offers/Markets Office 365 E1 for mid-market Promo (LATAM, APAC and India) November 18
Capabilities Partner Center API updates and user interface (UI) enhancements to strengthen customer screening in certain countries November 17
Capabilities EU/EFTA Change of Partner Billing Currency for new commerce offers November 17
Capabilities API throttling for Partner Center APIs November 17
Capabilities 409 errors due to duplicate MCA requests November 16
Capabilities Testing available: Partner Center API updates and user interface (UI) enhancements for the Education customer validation process November 10
Capabilities Expanding Commercial Licensing partner content on the Operations Readiness Gallery November 2
Offers/Markets Microsoft Teams Rooms Premium SKU launch November 2
Offers/Markets New Microsoft Teams Advanced Communications SKUs for Government Community Cloud (GCC) coming soon November 2
Offers/Markets Dynamics 365: Recently launched and upcoming new offers and products November 2
Offers/Markets Introducing Microsoft 365 Business Voice for nonprofit organizations November 2
Offers/Markets Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) promo for Microsoft 365 Business Voice is now available November 2
Category October 2020 announcements Date
Offers/Markets Correction to Calling Plan expansion October 29
Capabilities Windows Server software subscriptions feature updates October 29
Capabilities Windows 10 Education upgrade is now available to qualified Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Education customers October 28
Capabilities Refreshed Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) digital experience now available October 28
Capabilities Introducing a performance standard for direct bill partner requirements in the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program October 27
Offers/Markets October 2020 Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) software subscriptions price list updates October 26
Offers/Markets Microsoft 365 Business Voice Offer Updates October 16
Capabilities November 2020 Update: Online Services and Software Channel Authorization Guide October 14
Offers/Markets Introducing Microsoft 365 Business Voice for non-profit organizations October 12
Offers/Markets Promo for Microsoft 365 Audio Conferencing now available, and Microsoft 365 Business Voice coming soon October 9
Capabilities Simplified Azure apps experience in Azure Marketplace October 7
Offers/Markets Microsoft Teams Rooms Premium SKU launch October 5
Offers/Markets Microsoft Calling Plans are now available in new markets October 2
Offers/Markets Promotions for Microsoft Teams Advanced Communications are coming soon October 2
Offers/Markets Upcoming new offers and products for Dynamics 365 October 2
Offers/Markets Windows 7 Year 2 Extended Security Updates (ESU) now available for Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partners October 1
Offers/Markets New SKUs bring the power of Project Cortex and more to customers October 1
Capabilities Fiscal year 2021 (FY21) Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) incentive program announcement October 1
Category September 2020 announcements Date
Capabilities Partner Center software license key and download fulfillment notice September 30
Capabilities Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program evolution and Open License program changes: Journey to a better partner and customer experience September 30
Capabilities Availability of new subscriptions transition tool between partners for Azure plan September 28
Capabilities Testing update: Partner Center API updates and user interface enhancements for the Education customer validation process September 28
Capabilities Update - CSP O365 usage APIs and CSP License usage reports September 29
Capabilities Upcoming Russian Federal Law VAT changes September 25
Capabilities SDK Release on .NET Standard v1.16.2 September 22
Capabilities Partner Center Insights – Your single reporting resource for understanding your business with Microsoft. September 23
Offers/Markets Announcing the general availability of Azure SQL Edge September 22
Capabilities Upcoming changes to CSP O365 usage APIs and CSP License usage reports on September 30 2020. September 17
Capabilities Indirect reseller MPA update. Action required for users of the MPA API and new MPA reporting September 16
Offers/Markets Self-service purchasing for Microsoft Project and Microsoft Visio now available September 15
Offers/Markets New SKUs bring the power of Project Cortex and more to customers September 8
Capabilities Enhanced Incentives support experience and ticket creation process September 2
Offers/Markets Upcoming new Microsoft Dynamics 365 offers September 1
Offers/Markets Office 365 Calling Plan will be available in new markets on October 1, 2020 September 1
Offers/Markets Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) for Servers for Education is now available September 1
Category August 2020 announcements Date
Capabilities Partner Center API updates and user interface enhancements for the Education customer validation process August 31
Offers/Markets Updates to the Microsoft 365 Voice Promotion August 14
Capabilities SDK Release on .NET Standard v1.16.1 August 12
Capabilities Self-service purchasing for Microsoft Project and Microsoft Visio coming soon August 12
Offers/Markets New Microsoft Teams Advanced Communications SKUs are now available August 4
Offers/Markets Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) for Servers for Education available in September August 4
Offers/Markets New Dynamics 365 Sales Premium bundle offer August 3
Offers/Markets Announcing the availability of Visio Plan 1 and Plan 2 Trial Offers August 3
Category July 2020 announcements Date
Offers/Markets Changes to Enterprise Voice and Audio Conferencing Extended Dial-out launches July 31
Capabilities Changes coming to Partner Center APIs July 28
Capabilities SDK Release on .NET Standard v1.16.1-preview July 21
Capabilities Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) incentive for eligible Microsoft commercial marketplace offers enhanced for FY21 July 22
Capabilities New capabilities added to the Insights reports in Partner Center July 16
Offers/Markets Perpetual software in the Cloud Solution Provider program July 15
Offers/Markets New and end of life Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform offers and products July 1
Offers/Markets Microsoft has ended sales of the Microsoft Kaizala Pro standalone SKU July 1
Capabilities CSP Incentive Programs extended through FY21 Q1 July 1
Category June 2020 announcements Date
Offers/Markets Now Available Windows 7 Year 2 ESU for CSP Partners Jun 29
Capabilities Partner Center relationship removal feature update Jun 29
Capabilities Billing frequency default changing from annual to monthly Jun 17
Offers/Markets Changes to Microsoft 365 F1 Jun 15
Capabilities Windows Server software subscriptions Media Refresh for CSP Jun 12
Offers/Markets New and end of life Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform offers and products Jun 11
Capabilities Merge two or more company accounts in Partner Center Jun 9
Category May 2020 announcements Date
Capabilities Microsoft 365 A3 – Unattended License offer for Education correction May 28
Capabilities Active customers can renew their Enhancement Plan (EP) through the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program and receive online licenses May 26
Capabilities Americas Operations Center address change May 15
Capabilities Microsoft to end sales of the Microsoft Kaizala Pro standalone SKU May 7
Capabilities New Robotic Process Automation (RPA) offers available in Education programs May 1
Category April 2020 announcements Date
Capabilities Updated CSP promotions for Office 365 April 30
Capabilities Azure Reservations New Customer Self-Serve Capability with Partner Permission April 29
Offers / markets Microsoft reversed the CSP EUR price for Microsoft 365 E3. April 24
Capabilities REMINDER: Activation of Security Safeguards for Partner Center Transactions in CSP April 23
Capabilities Microsoft Customer Agreement Standard Amendments have moved April 21
Offers / markets Announcing Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (MDATP) for Servers offer available for CSP on April 1, 2020. April 17
Capabilities Americas Operations Center address change April 14
Capabilities Commercial Microsoft 365 E3 - Unattended License will be relaunched on May 1, 2020 April 10
Offers / markets New opportunities for your Microsoft 365 Education customers with Microsoft 365 A5 Compliance April 10
Offers / markets Office 365 E1 Trial now available to CSP partners April 7
Offers / markets Dynamics 365 - New products released April 6
Capabilities Now available - Operations readiness resources in one place April 3
Offers / markets Microsoft 365 Business Voice available to CSP partners from April 1, 2020 April 1
Capabilities Partners are required to have accepted the Microsoft Partner Agreement. April 1
Category March 2020 announcements Date
Offers / markets Microsoft renamed Office 365 small and medium business (SMB) offers from April 21, 2020 Mar. 30
Capabilities New Partner Center capabilities help direct bill partners transition to indirect reseller Mar. 20
Offers / markets New Microsoft 365 entry-level SKU for Firstline Workers - CSP Mar. 10
Capabilities Updated: Changes to Education Customer Validation in CSP Mar. 10
Offers / markets Microsoft 365 Cloud Service Provider updates - April 2020 Mar. 9
Offers / markets New Dynamics 365 products will be released on April 1, 2020 Mar. 2
Offers / markets Now Available Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (MDATP) Standalone for CSP. Mar. 2
Category February 2020 announcements Date
Offers / markets New process for submitting tax withholding credit requests Feb. 25
Capabilities New Microsoft Customer Agreement acceptance capability available now. Feb. 25
Offers / markets License-based price list March preview updated Feb. 19
Capabilities Transition from baseline policies to security defaults before Feb 29, 2020 Feb. 12
Offers / markets Audio Conferencing offers introduced to multinational customers with users in India on February 1, 2020 Feb. 5
Capabilities New price sheet and foreign exchange rate APIs available for Azure plan pricing Feb. 4
Capabilities Changes to partner center support experience Feb. 4
Capabilities Now required: Microsoft Customer Agreement acceptance in CSP. Feb. 4
Offers / markets Microsoft released additional Dynamics 365 products, effective February 1, 2020 Feb. 3
Category January 2020 announcements Date
Offers / markets Windows Server and SQL Server subscriptions available to Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partners in Russia from February 1, 2020 Jan. 31
Offers / markets Meeting Room and Meetings Add-on for Microsoft 365 F1 are now available for Government Community Cloud (GCC) Jan. 29
Capabilities Available Now! Power Apps and Power Automate self-service purchase for U.S. Commercial Customers Jan. 28
Capabilities Announcing a new reporting dashboard in Partner Center Jan. 27
Capabilities Remember to confirm the acceptance of Microsoft Customer Agreement by January 31, 2020 Jan. 27
Capabilities Price list and offer update schedule for January 2020 Jan. 7
Offers / markets Microsoft has released additional Dynamics 365 products, and more coming on February 1, 2020 Jan. 2