Partner Center announcements

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

Category September 2020 announcements Announced
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 30th 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