Existing agreements: MCRA and MCDA do not have explicit instructions for distribution by indirect resellers. From September 1, 2019, the agreement will be available in the Partner Center. The partners of the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program are the first to use the agreement that begins to replace these agreements: If your company is an indirect reseller in the Microsoft CSP program via Sherweb, you will need to register as a CSP Indirect reseller at the Microsoft Partner Center. This is because all partners accept the new MPA in the Partner Center. Therefore, all partners must have access to the interface. You must accept the agreement before or on January 31, 2020 in order to continue to complete transactions (MPA acceptance is required for all CSP program partners to make transactions (i.e. add new subscriptions or add seats to existing subscriptions) through the Partner Centre API or user interface (also known as the Partner Centre Dashboard). Existing agreements: No clear instructions on how a partner should manage administrative access in relation to receivables. Existing agreements: Discount-Passthrough not explicitly addressed. Microsoft has updated its partnership agreement for various reasons: Microsoft incorporates several different agreements into a new single and simple agreement.
The new contract will help build trust between partners, customers and Microsoft to help build trust between partners, customers and Microsoft by providing a higher level of transparency and consistent business practices. The new agreement aims to improve data protection, security and compliance conditions, as well as to demonstrate and strengthen the rights and responsibilities of partners to meet regulatory requirements. In principle, Microsoft moves from a number of different agreements to a new agreement, while updating them for new and future rules, as well as for data protection and compliance laws. MPA: New obligation for distributors to refer collaborative resellers to Microsoft in order to execute conditions that support compliant distribution. Preview the Microsoft Partnership Agreement on MPA Resources from the Partner Network website: aka.ms/csp-agreements Outsourcing Resource Catalog (CSP Indirect Suppliers Only) If you put everything in place at the same time – by entering the Partner Center, registering as a CSP Indirect reseller and accepting the new MPA, you will be invited to accept the MPA as a final step in the on-board process.