Cloud Solution Provider program guide, agreements, price lists, and offers
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Review the information in this article to understand the requirements for participating in Microsoft's Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program.
Cloud Solution Provider program guide
Review requirements for becoming a partner in the Cloud Solution Provider program.
If you require a business letter confirming or certifying your status as an approved Microsoft partner in the Cloud Solution Provider program, contact support to request one.
Cloud Solution Provider partner agreement
Microsoft requires partners to sign this agreement to join the Cloud Solution Provider program. Review the guide for the market or national cloud in which you plan to sell.
Microsoft Cloud Agreement customer templates
Before you can place an order on a customer's behalf, the customer must accept and sign the applicable Microsoft Cloud Agreement. Microsoft Cloud Agreements are region-specific and available in multiple languages. Go to Microsoft Cloud Agreement customer templates to find the Microsoft Cloud Agreement you will need to review with new customers.
You need to confirm that a customer has accepted the Microsoft Cloud Agreement by providing information about the person who signed it. See Confirm a customer's acceptance of the Microsoft Cloud Agreement and Microsoft Cloud Agreement customer acceptance confirmation Frequently Asked Questions for more details.
Professional Secrecy Amendment to the Microsoft Cloud Agreement (Germany)
In Germany, the Criminal Code (Section 203) and the professional codes of conduct require that certain client relationships are to be kept confidential, for example, the relationship between patients and their medical doctors and the relationship between attorneys and their clients. These occupational groups have to ensure professional secrecy. For these and other professions to buy cloud-based services from cloud solution providers, the cloud service provider must conclude a written agreement with the customer that ensures professional secrecy.
If you do business in Germany, you may need to provide this professional secrecy amendment to your customers there in addition to the Microsoft Cloud Agreement.
Download pricing details for license-based, usage-based, and one-time purchases from the Pricing and offers page, available from your Partner Center menu.
The license-based price list is updated monthly, and Microsoft releases new pricing 30 days before it takes effect. Examples of license-based services include Office 365, Enterprise Mobility Suite, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
Usage-based pricing is dynamic and changes frequently. Examples of usage-based services include Microsoft Azure.
One-time purchase pricing is also dynamic. Examples of one-time purchases include Microsoft Azure reservations and corresponding subscriptions to Windows Server and SQL software.
For pricing info about Azure Marketplace offers, go to Marketplace in the Partner Center left navigation menu. Select a product to see info about the publisher, SKUs, and pricing. Prices for these Azure Marketplace products can change frequently. To get current pricing info for all Marketplace products, select Export price list to generate a spreadsheet with all pricing data. This info is updated daily, so you can check it as often as you'd like.
As a partner in CSP, you can sell a wide range of Microsoft products, services, and solutions, including Office 365, Enterprise Mobility Suite, Microsoft Dynamics, and Microsoft Azure. For more information about which offers are available for you to sell within these product families, see the CSP offer matrix on the Pricing and offers page, available from your Partner Center menu. This document is updated monthly.
For CSP partners who use the Crest Usage Record API, Microsoft also publishes a list of the Azure Services in CSP on the Pricing and offers page.
To learn about Azure Marketplace offers published by Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), visit the Marketplace page in the left navigation menu. Currently, only SaaS (software as a service) product types can be purchased in Partner Center. You’ll need to visit the Azure portal to acquire other types of Azure Marketplace offers.