Last week we held our annual Microsoft Inspire event welcoming partners from around the world! During the conference, we had some great sessions, including “Microsoft Azure is the #1 destination for Windows Server and SQL Server.” We also announced the Windows Server on Azure Advanced Specialization course in the Partner Center. What is the Windows Server on Azure Advanced Specialization? Continue reading to learn more!

The Windows Server on Azure Advanced Specialization is an extensive validation of a partner’s capability to deliver high fidelity services in a specific solution area. The new Windows Server on Azure specialization, specifically, enables partners to validate their expertise in migrating and optimizing Windows Server production workloads to Microsoft Azure.

What is the benefit to partners?

This specialization was developed to help partners further differentiate their organizations and build stronger connections with customers by demonstrating their expertise. Here are some benefits of earning an advanced specialization:

  • Makes partners more visible to customers who search for solution providers.
  • Develops deepened trust with customers that partners meet the highest standards for service delivery and support.

How does it work?

Partners with an active gold competency who demonstrate deep knowledge in a specified area may seek an advanced specialization and apply in the Partner Center. For more information and specific requirements of the program, see which partner offer is right for you.

Further resources

In addition to the specialization, the new Partner Portal was also released at Inspire. This is a one-stop-shop for all partner resources on Windows Server, including “The Ultimate Guide to Windows Server” and lots of other helpful migration resources. The Partner Portal is not just a resource hub, but it also enables partners to pursue some of the top Windows Server business opportunities:

  • Transform Windows Server workloads
  • Guide Windows Server end of support

Don’t miss out! To learn more about migrating Windows Server to Azure using the Partner Portal, visit the Partner Portal.