All partners must accept Microsoft`s partnership agreement, including indirect Resellers, by January 31, 2020, to ensure that their ability to create new customers or abandon new orders for existing customers in the CSP program is not disrupted. After that date, the Microsoft Partnership Agreement will be required for all CSP program partners. Partners who have not accepted the Microsoft partnership agreement cannot place new orders and are limited to managing existing subscriptions. If you have a Partner Center account, log on to the dashboard. First, check the location of the Partner Center account by clicking on the “Show Your Partner Profile” link on the Dashboard Preview page. The country is listed in the “Legal Business Profile” section. Then check your user permissions by clicking on the “My Profile” link on the dashboard summary page. At least one of the partner centre authorizations is “global administrator” if your registration is associated with a global administration account. Check out the Program Information section. If the status of the MPN program is active, you are an active MPN partner in the Partner Center.
Important update on mandatory security requirements for partners [MFA requirements]: the basic rules are removed and replaced with security standards [based on Azure Active Directory], a more comprehensive set of protection policies for our customers. All CSP partners must accept Microsoft`s partnership agreement to ensure that their ability to place orders to new or existing customers under the CSP program is not disrupted. After checking the terms with their legal team and the management of the company, it is the global administrator of the CSP client who accepts the agreement at the Partner Center. Therefore, if you are not yet registered as an indirect CSP CSP reseller, you can do so on partner.microsoft.com/en-us/pcv/register/joinnow/enrollmentwelcome/valueaddedreseller as the global administrator of your Azure AD/O365 client. The full dealer`s boarding guide can be find here. As we transform the Microsoft business experience to better meet the needs of customers and the demands of a cloud first world, partners are also calling for a more agile and lightweight way to do business with Microsoft. That is why we have introduced the microsoft partnership agreement. The Global Administrator of the Partner Center (the same person involved in the Partner Center) can sign Microsoft`s partnership agreement.
The Global Administrator may use the “Accept and Continue” button on partner.microsoft.com/pcv/dashboard/overview You must accept the agreement before or on January 31, 2020 to continue to complete transactions (acceptance of MPA is required for all partners to in the CSP program can make transactions (i.e. add new subscriptions or add seats to existing subscriptions) via the Partner Center API or user interface (also called Dashboard Partner Center).