Upgrade your Microsoft Partner Network membership

Applies to

  • Partner Center

Microsoft’s partner program offers the following three membership options, with incremental benefits to help you achieve your business goals.

  • Network membership. The core membership level, offering entry-level benefits for training, support, and customer connections. You must be a network member to upgrade your membership.

  • Microsoft Action Pack subscription membership. An affordable annual subscription, serving small and mid-sized partner companies. Includes the entry-level benefits that come with basic network membership plus allocations of internal-use rights service subscriptions, software licenses, and support.

  • Microsoft competencies. An earned designation showcasing your company’s capabilities. Includes entry-level benefits, additional internal-use rights, eligibility for partner incentives, and additional support and advisory hours.

    • Silver competency – consistent capability, expertise, and commitment

    • Gold competency – best-in-class capability within a specific Microsoft solution area

After you join the Microsoft Partner Network, you’re eligible to upgrade your membership and purchase exclusive membership benefit offers. For more information about membership in the Microsoft Partner Network, go to https://partner.microsoft.com.

Purchase a Microsoft Action Pack subscription

Action Pack is an affordable yearly subscription to services, software, and support for businesses that want to grow their Microsoft practice in the cloud-first, mobile-first world. Subscribe to Action Pack to:

  • Use world-class developer tools to create applications and solutions for your customers on iOS, Android, Linux, and Windows

  • Get ten Windows 10 Enterprise (upgrade) licenses, three Visual Studio Professional licenses, and a no-cost Visual Studio Team Services account

  • Get up to ten Office 365 (E3) seats, plus five seats of Enterprise Mobility Suite and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Professional

  • Receive US$100 of Microsoft Azure credits every month

For more information about Microsoft Action Pack, go to https://partner.microsoft.com/membership/action-pack.

Note Following this link will take you to another website. Return to this site, Partner Center, to subscribe to Action Pack.

Subscribe to Microsoft Action Pack

  1. On the Dashboard menu, select Partnership > Offers. Microsoft Action Pack is listed under Available offers. Select Subscribe now.

  2. Select Next to agree to the Terms and Conditions for internal use rights granted by the Microsoft Partner Network.

  3. Select Next to add payment details.

  4. Select Get started! Add a way to pay if you need to enter payment details.

  5. Enter your payment details and then select Next.

  6. Review your order details and then select Buy when you’re ready to purchase Action Pack. Your credit card will be charged immediately.

  7. Your order is confirmed. Select Close.

Your Action Pack subscription will renew automatically each year on this date. You can turn off automatic renewal at any time from your purchased offers list; however, you won't be able to turn automatic subscription renewal back on until you renew your subscription again.

Turn off automatic Action Pack subscription renewal

  1. On the Dashboard menu, select Partnership > Offers. Microsoft Action Pack is listed under Purchased offers.

  2. Select Microsoft Action Pack subscription to view the subscription details.

  3. Select Turn off automatic renewal if you don't want your Action Pack subscription to renew automatically each year.

    Note
    If you turn off automatic subscription renewal, you won’t be able to turn it back on until you renew the subscription again. We’ll remind you to renew before your subscription expires.

Renew your Action Pack subscription

  1. On the Dashboard menu, select Partnership > Offers. Microsoft Action Pack is listed under Purchased offers.

  2. Select Microsoft Action Pack subscription to view the subscription details, and then select Renew subscriptions under Actions.

  3. Verify your order details and then select Next.

  4. Select Next to agree to the terms and conditions for internal use granted by the Microsoft Partner Network.

  5. Select Next to add payment details.

  6. Select Get started! Add a way to pay if you need to enter payment details.

  7. Enter your payment details and then select Next.

  8. Review your order details and then select Buy when you’re ready to purchase Action Pack. Your credit card will be charged immediately.

  9. Your order is confirmed. Select Close.

    Your Action Pack subscription will renew automatically each year on this date. You can turn off automatic renewal at any time from your purchased offers list; however, you won't be able to turn automatic subscription renewal back on until you renew your subscription again.

Cancel your Action Pack subscription

To cancel your Microsoft Action Pack subscription, you must contact Partner Center Support.

  1. Go to https://partnercenter.microsoft.com/partner/support.

  2. Select Report problems with Partner Center, and then select New request on the next page.

  3. Expand the Type of problem list and select Help with partner invoice, payment, or reconciliation file.

  4. Finish filling in the required information and then select Submit. The Partner Center Support team will contact you to help you cancel your subscription.

    To check on the status of your service request, select Service requests > Partner Center requests, and then select Open. Choose the appropriate service request from the list.

Next steps

Activate your Action Pack subscription

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