Partner Center announcements

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

Category September 2021 announcements Announced
Capabilities Coming soon: Delegated administrative privileges monitoring and self-service removal September 13
Capabilities September Cloud Solution Provider community update and reminders September 10
Readiness September co-sell with Microsoft Q&A community call reminder September 9
Readiness New validation rules for company name and email address on September 22 September 7
Readiness Dual mode attestation and additional reseller declaration September 7
Offers and Markets Perpetual software and software subscriptions price lists republished to fix price increases in Russia September 3
Offers and Markets Corrections to September license-based services price list and October preview for Microsoft 365 Business Basic (USD) September 2
Capabilities Announcing Intune per-device for Enterprise for CSP partners September 2
Capabilities Key updates for the new commerce experience for Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) seat-based offers September 1
Grow Your Business View this month’s product launches and offers September 1
Grow Your Business Software in Microsoft China Cloud Solution Provider program (MCCL CSP) to start transactions from August 12 September 1
Category August 2021 announcements Announced
Capabilities Privacy Management for Microsoft 365 launch is delayed August 31
Capabilities Announcing Windows Server 2022 general availability in October August 26
Capabilities Seat-based offers for integrated sandbox testing in the new commerce experience August 25
Grow Your Business Invoice structure update for the US, Puerto Rico, and Canada August 24
Capabilities Now live: New commerce experience in CSP for Azure expanding to Government Community Cloud (GCC) August 24
Capabilities Phase 2 now live: EU/EFTA and UK change of partner billing currency for new commerce offers August 23
Capabilities New commerce experience for Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, Power Platform, and Windows 365 seat-based for breadth motion August 19
Capabilities Update to our commercial pricing for Microsoft 365 August 19
Capabilities August Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) community update and reminders August 16
Grow Your Business Get Genuine Windows Agreement (GGWA) offers in the Cloud Solution Provider program temporarily unavailable August 16
Offers/Markets View the latest promotions and offers August 10
Capabilities Compliance monitoring through the Partner Accountability Management (PAM) team August 9
Offers/Markets Windows 365 now available for purchase: Hybrid Windows for a hybrid world August 9
Offers/Markets Upcoming changes to Azure plan price lists for new commerce experience August 4
Capabilities CSP for Azure new commerce experience expands to the Vatican August 3
Capabilities Programmatic access to Partner Insights analytics data August 3
Offers/Markets Offer attestation required for some Windows 365 offers August 1
Capabilities View this month’s product launches and offers August 1
Category July 2021 announcements Announced
Capabilities New commerce experience in CSP for Azure expanding to Government Community Cloud (GCC) July 26
Capabilities Enhancement of tool for transfer of Azure subscriptions between partners in the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program July 21
Capabilities Changes to Azure offer availability related to the new commerce experience in CSP for Azure July 21
Modern Workplace Introducing Windows 365: Hybrid Windows for a hybrid world July 20
Capabilities Introducing API throttling to partners calling Partner Center APIs July 19
Capabilities New software offers available in the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program and changes to Open License program July 19
Offers/Markets Corrections to August license-based services price list preview for Enterprise Mobility & Security (EMS) E3 July 16
Capabilities Software in Microsoft China Corporation Limited (MCCL) Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) and Open License change July 13
Readiness Changes to the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) customer address validation API to go live on July 13, 2021 July 12
Capabilities July Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) community update and reminders July 12
Capabilities Keep your Microsoft certifications active with help from Partner Center July 9
Capabilities SDK Release on .NET Standard (v2.0.1) July 7
Capabilities Announcement of Customer Discount Transparency July 7
Capabilities Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) Year 2 (2021) product key issue resolved July 2
Capabilities View this month’s product launches and offers July 1
Capabilities Dynamics 365 Cloud Migration promotion and retirement of discounted offers July 1
Category June 2021 announcements Announced
Capabilities Phase 2 update: EU/EFTA and UK change of partner billing currency for new commerce offers June 24
Capabilities View the latest promotions and offers June 22
Capabilities Phase 1: Changes to Azure offer availability in the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) related to the new commerce experience coming soon June 21
Grow Your Business June Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) community update and reminders June 11
Offers and Markets Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) promo extensions for Microsoft 365 Audio Conferencing and Microsoft 365 Business Voice June 11
Capabilities Perpetual software price list corrected and republished June 4
Capabilities Corrections to July license-based services price list preview June 4
Capabilities Additional columns for richer information in Azure usage reports June 2
Capabilities View this month’s product launches and offers June 1
Category May 2021 announcements Announced
Capabilities Sandbox support for indirect model to enable end-to-end API testing May 25
Capabilities, Enhances Security & Compliance June updates to Online Services (OLS) and Software Channel Authorization guide May 25
Capabilities Updates on transacting perpetual software in CSP and changes to the Open License program May 17
Capabilities Phase 2 coming soon: EU/EFTA and UK change of partner billing currency for new commerce offers May 17
Capabilities Deprecation of Microsoft 365 Business Voice Getting Started Wizard (GSW) May 14
Capabilities May Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) community update and reminders May 13
Capabilities Analytics for partner-led co-sell deals May 10
Capabilities Hosting and SPLA Reseller Incentive programs extended through September 30, 2021 May 7
Capabilities Default bank profile functionality is available in Partner Center for incentive enrollment May 7
Capabilities Update: Scheduler product launch has been delayed May 5
Capabilities CSP Perpetual software coming soon to China May 5
Capabilities Final reminder: Deprecation of GET qualification on May 6, 2021 May 4
Offers/Markets Corrections to May 1, 2021 License-based services price list May 4
Capabilities Announcement of State Owned Entity qualification May 4
Offers/Business Applications View this month’s product launches and offers May 3, updated May 7
Category April 2021 announcements Announced
Readiness Updated CSP customer address validation API going live in June; testing capability now available April 30
Capabilities New location for Partner Center API Swagger documentation April 26
Capabilities Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) software return period policy and download link expiry notice April 21
Grow Your Business Open Licensing program: Transitioning resellers to the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program April 19
Capabilities Now live: Global promo readiness guide April 16
Community: Invites and reminders April Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) community update and reminders April 16
Capabilities Reminder: Deprecation of GET qualification on May 4, 2021 April 9
Capabilities New format for the new commerce PDF invoice in CSP April 5
Capabilities Changes to the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) customer onboarding requirements April 2
Capabilities View this month’s product launches and offers April 1
Category March 2021 announcements Announced
Capabilities Updated CSP customer address validation API now available for testing March 31
Offers/Modern Workplace New Exchange admin center (EAC) experience March 29
Offers/Modern Workplace Microsoft Operations: Introducing the product launch calendar March 25
Capabilities Changes to CSP customer onboarding requirements March 25
Offers/Markets Corrections made to March 1, 2021 perpetual software price list March 23
Capabilities SDK Release on .NET Standard (v1.17.0) March 23
Capabilities CSP commercial marketplace offer and FY21 CSP incentives for eligible offers March 18
Capabilities Power BI Premium offer naming and prerequisite update March 18
Offers/Markets March price updates for Microsoft 365 F3 March 16
Drive Efficiency & Scale Update a legal company name through Partner Center March 16
Capabilities Update to Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program evolution and Open License program changes March 15
Grow Your Business Update to a previous announcement: Premium Assessments, an add-on to Compliance Manager March 15
Capabilities Migrate your solutions from One Commercial Partner (OCP) go-to market (GTM) to the Microsoft commercial marketplace March 12
Capabilities Expanding the new commerce experience in the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program for Azure to Russia March 10
Capabilities Partner Center software license key and download fulfillment March 5
Capabilities Migrate your deals from Partner Sales Connect (PSC) to Partner Center March 5
Capabilities New Microsoft Dynamics 365 products and offers available on April 1, 2021 March 4
Capabilities Microsoft Universal Print now available in some suites March 3
Category February 2021 announcements Announced
Capabilities PUT Qualification APIs are retired, GET to retire in May February 25
Capabilities Share co-sell deals at scale using the Partner Center bulk operations capability February 25
Capabilities Migrate your deals from Partner Sales Connect (PSC) using the new deal migration feature February 25
Capabilities Increased flexibility with partner-led co-sell deals February 25
Capabilities Changes to the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) customer onboarding February 25
Capabilities Now Live: DocuSign migration to Adobe Sign for partners under Microsoft Partner Agreements (MPAs) February 16
Grow Your Business Reminder: Introducing API throttling to partners calling Partner Center APIs February 16
Capabilities Introducing Microsoft Viva Topics February 12
Offers/Markets Microsoft 365 E3 price changes coming for March 2021 February 11
Offers/Markets License-based preview price list updated for Norwegian krone February 10
Capabilities Premium assessments, an add-on to Compliance Manager, is coming on March 1, 2021 February 5
Capabilities Responding to COVID-19: Microsoft Partner Network update February 4
Capabilities New updates to the Referrals module in Partner Center February 4
Modern Workplace Deprecation and retirement of PUT Qualification APIs for the Education customer validation process by February 25th, 2021 and GET qualification by May 4th, 2021 February 4
Category January 2021 announcements Announced
Modern Workplace Phase 1 Now Live: EU/EFTA & UK Change of Partner Billing Currency for new commerce offers January 28
Modern Workplace Changes to the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) customer onboarding requirements January 28
Capabilities Microsoft Partner Agreement (MPA) – indirect reseller update & new FAQs January 27
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, 2021 January 8
Offers/Markets License-base price list updates for January 2021 January 8
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