As an MPN Partner, you have access to yearly subscriptions to software, support, and benefits your businesses if you want to begin, build, and grow your Microsoft practice in the cloud-first, mobile-first world.
Action Pack offers software, support, and benefits for businesses that want to build and grow their Microsoft practice in a cloud-first, mobile-first world. When you buy Action Pack, you get a robust set of software to get you started. Currently Microsoft offers two different types of Action Packs to choose from: Microsoft Action Pack Subscription (MAPS) or the Learning Action Pack Subscription (LAPS)
You can find more details about Action Pack on the Microsoft Partner Network site.
For identifying the fee that corresponds to your Action Pack subscription check the compare-offers tab.
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Buy Microsoft Action Pack
If you're new to partnering with Microsoft, the first step is to join the Microsoft Partner Network. If you're not already a member of the partner network, go to the membership page on the partner network site and select Join when you're ready to sign up.
If you are already a Partner with Microsoft, you can purchase your Microsoft Action Pack by following the steps outlined below
1. Sign In with your work account credentials in the Microsoft Partner website.
2. After successfully Signing In with your work account, access your Dashboard.
3. Go to your Membership offers page. Locate the Microsoft Action Pack Subscription tile under the Offers available for purchase section and click Subscribe.
4. In the next page, review your Purchase details and Select your payment preference
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Note: To access the MPN Offers and purchase a Microsoft Action Pack subscription, Guest users need to have Global Admin/MPN Partner Admin roles. Please find below the experience in Partner Center for a Guest user with no admin privileges on the tenant.
Credit card as a payment preference
- Review, on behalf of your company, the MPN Offer Purchase Terms and Conditions by clicking on the Agreement hyperlink at the top of the page – this document offers important information about your billing account, renewal, refund eligibility and taxes.
- Insert your Credit card information (your payment will be collected through a third-party secure payment gateway) and Pay.
Note: You should always insert the address corresponding to your credit card and not corresponding to your legal entity address if they differ. Also, please make sure that the zip code is correct and corresponds to the address you indicate.
As soon as the payment is successfully completed, your subscription will be activated immediately, and you will be able to enjoy your benefits as a Microsoft Partner Network Member.
Electronic bank transfer as a payment preference
- Review, on behalf of your company, the MPN Offer Purchase Terms and Conditions by clicking on the Agreement hyperlink at the bottom of the page – this document offers important information about your billing account, renewal, refund eligibility and taxes.
- Review your purchase details and Submit.
Note: Your Order number and MPN ID will be shown as soon as you have successfully hit Submit for the order. Please include your Order number and MPN ID in your wire transfer reference details when performing the wire transfer from your bank account.
Also, please make sure to transfer the due amount in Microsoft’s bank account indicated in your purchase screen under “Transfer To:” and pay in the currency the price is displayed.
After the payment is successfully completed, your purchase will appear as active 48-72 hours after it reaches Microsoft’s bank account and you will be able to enjoy your benefits as a Microsoft Partner Network Member.
The full process can take up to 1 week to be completed. As long as you provide the information needed (Order number and MPN ID) in your wire transfer reference details the payment can be activated sooner.
If the status of your order becomes Expired after 30 days since you created it (because the payment process wasn’t fully completed or due to some system delays) you will have to create a new Order, from Partner Center directly, without sending the payment one more time.
Once you have bank’s confirmation that the transaction was completed by their end, using the MPN ID and Order no. as details/ comments and also displaying the Microsoft account where payment was sent, please upload payment proof in the Membership Offers left menu tab, under Purchased Offers section.
Switch from Electronic bank transfer payment preference to Credit card payment method
If you have decided that you would rather pay using Credit Card and you already have an unactioned electronic bank transfer order created in the system, you will need to cancel the order and repurchase using the preferred payment method.
In order to cancel an existing unactioned electronic bank transfer you must first access the Membership Offers tab in your Dashboard and click on the and confirm the Cancel order option.
Choose between the Microsoft Action Pack Subscription (MAPS) or the Learning Action Pack Subscription (LAPS)
As soon as the payment is successfully completed and activated, when accessing the Benefits tab for the first time in your Dashboard, you will be prompted to choose between the two types of Action Packs that are offered: Microsoft Action Pack Subscription (MAPS) or the Learning Action Pack Subscription (LAPS).
Please carefully read the description of the two benefit kits and choose the one that best suits your company’s needs. Once an option has been chosen and Saved, this screen won’t be available anymore until your next renewal period and your preference for one of the Action Packs becomes permanent for the rest of the year of subscription.