In Microsoft’s efforts to make your incentives experience easier, we are moving all incentive programs to a single platform called the Partner Center Dashboard.
This will be a centralized location where you can:
- View all your incentives earnings and payments.
- Discover new eligible incentive opportunities where applicable.
- Manage your claims where applicable.
This article provides information on the new enrollment process for partner incentives programs in the Partner Center Dashboard.
Modern Enrollment Process
IMPORTANT NOTE: please ensure you have completed the Partner Membership Center to Partner Center migration prior to the enrollment process. Download the guide for instructions on Partner Membership Center to Partner Center migration.
The modern enrollment process comprises of 2 steps: User Management and Incentive Program Enrollment.
Step 1. User management: This includes the set-up of the Incentive Administrator and user permissions in the Partner Center Dashboard.
Step 2. Receiving your invite and enrolling in your incentive program.
Please note that in order to experience modern incentives on the Partner Center Dashboard, you must have either:
- Migrate your existing Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) membership from Partner Membership Center to Partner Center.
- Set up a new membership in Partner Center.
To enroll in an incentive program in the Partner Center Dashboard, the Global Administrator or Account Administrator needs to set up your company users. They must assign an Incentive Administrator(s) and grant Incentive User permissions. User management is fully integrated into the Partner Center Dashboard. This allows for the:
- Addition of both the Incentive Administrator and user roles.
- Editing of permissions.
- Deletion of user profiles.
For more details on partner accounts, roles, and permissions – see the ”Learn more” articles on the Partner Center Dashboard. You can also review related article How to add incentive users or admins in Partner Center. The Global Administrator can also set up your company users through the Azure Active Directory (AAD).
Once your organization is eligible for incentives, the following users (i.e. Global Administrator, Account Administrator, Incentive Administrator) will receive an incentive enrollment invite.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Incentive Administrator is the only user who can enroll in incentive programs. If there is no Incentive Administrator for your location, the Global Administrator and Account Administrator must assign one.
The Incentive Administrator must be assigned for the location MPN IDs. The Global Administrator or Account Administrator can also be assigned as the Incentive Administrator.
Please refer to enclosed document below for detailed steps on user management setup.
The Incentive Administrator is the only user that can enroll in an incentive program. They will receive an invite to enroll once they are eligible for incentives. The Incentive Administrator should select Get Started from the invite. This will direct them to the Partner Center Dashboard.
To enroll in an incentive program, an Incentive Administrator can follow the steps in the Incentive Enrollment in Partner Center guide.
Resources and Contacts
- Commonly asked questions about setting up a new account, renewing membership, and more are on the main partner support page at partner.microsoft.com/Support.