Azure Consultations

Applies to: Partner

Get prepared to address the real-world scenarios you encounter when architecting applications, closing deals and deploying Azure solutions. By receiving one-on-one technical guidance from Microsoft Partner Technical Consultants for the most common scenarios, you can confidently accelerate app development or increase sales and deploy more effectively.

Get started – Determine the type of consultation that meets your needs


Consultation

Partner Need

What a Partner can expect

Tech Level

Starter Consultation ​

Practice Initiation​

A Starter Consultation is a foundational service that provides introductory guidance to partners. This includes the fundamentals of starting a practice or expanding to a new workload. It is designed for partners who wish to attain an initial understanding of a Priority Scenario, to expand their capabilities, and to incorporate new Technical Scenarios. Starter Consultations are not associated with an active customer engagement, but rather, increase a partner’s ability to capture opportunities to build, sell or deploy new cloud solutions. (Note: A Starter Consultation is not product training or certification guidance in the technology.)

Beginner – Intermediate​

Presales Consultation​

Sales Support​

Presales Consultations provide guidance for partners as they work to pitch and close a sales opportunity. This can include defining a value proposition, providing cost estimates, managing customer objections, responding to competitor messaging, demonstrating technical solutions, initiating a technical proof-of-concept in a lab, and architecture planning and design leading to a Statement of Work.​

All​

Deployment Consultation​

Enhance Deployment Proficiency​

Deployment Consultations are designed to assist partners as they plan and implement solutions for their customers or develop applications. This includes architecture planning and design guidance, best practices and deployment guidance, product references and documentation. A Deployment Consultation provides deployment guidance to help partner deploy the solution and to shadow the deployment and provide best practices, helping remove deployment blockers through recommended architecture guidance. A Deployment Consultation is neither a step-by-step guide for deployment nor direct, hands-on deployment services or support.​

Intermediate – Advanced​

Advanced Consultation​

SI: Optimize Processes​

ISV: All phases​

The Advanced Consultation is a technical deep dive for complex solutions. It can explore solutions crossing multiple solution areas or requiring cross-discipline product expertise. These solutions can be tied to a specific focus, such as security practices optimization, or where products require custom settings or configurations. Advanced Consultations can include technical documentation, customized demos, code samples, complex automation guidance, solution scaling advice and technical resources for customized reporting and monitoring scenarios.​

Advanced​

Note:  If you have needs beyond technical presales, app development or deployment guidance (ie: such as product support) please refer here to find the best way to get assistance.

Select the right technology scenario that you need assistance with


Sales Play

Technical Capability

Products

Windows Server & SQL Server

Windows & SQL Server Migration to Azure

Azure Migrate
Azure Site Recovery
Azure Cost Management
Azure Monitor
Azure Security Center
Azure Backup
Storage Migration Service
Azure Virtual Machines

SQL Server Migration to Azure SQL MI

Azure SQL Database
Managed Instance
Azure Database Migration Service

Linux & OSS DBs

Linux & OSS DB Migration to Azure

Azure Migrate
Azure Site Recovery
Azure Cost Management
Azure Monitor
Azure Security Center
Azure Backup
Storage Migration Service
Azure Virtual Machines

OSS DB Migration to Azure OSS DB

Azure Database for MySQL
Azure Database for PostgreSQL

SAP on Azure

SAP on Azure

SAP S/4HANA
SAP Azure Large Instances
Azure NetApp Files
SAP Business Suite
SAP Hybris
Azure VMs certified for SAP

Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD)

WVD Native

Windows Virtual Desktop – Native

Citrix Cloud on Azure

Windows Virtual Desktop – Citrix

VMWare Horizon Cloud Service for Azure

Windows Virtual Desktop – VMWare Horizon Cloud
Hybrid Cloud Solutions

Azure Stack Hub

Azure Stack Hub

Azure Stack HCI

Azure Stack HCI

Azure Stack Edge

Azure Stack Edge

Azure Arc

Azure Stack Arc
Analytics & AI Appliance Migration to Azure Synapse

Azure Synapse

Azure Data Lake Storage
Azure AI and ML

Azure ML, Cognitive Search, Cognitive Services, Bot Service

Azure Synapse
New Analytics with Synapse & PowerBI

Power BI

Azure Synapse
Cloud Scale Analytics Azure Synapse, HD Insight, Azure Databricks, Azure Data Share, Azure Stream Analytics, Azure Data Explorer, Azure Data Catalog
Modernize .NET Apps with App Service, Azure SQL DB Modernize .NET Apps with App Service, Azure SQL DB

Azure App Service

Azure API Management

Azure SQL Database
Cloud Native Apps with AI, Kubernetes, Azure Cosmos DB / PostgreSQL Modernize/New Cloud Native Apps with AKS and Azure Cosmos/Postgres DB

Azure Kubernetes Service

Azure RedHat OpenShift

Azure Cosmos DB

Azure Database for PostgreSQL

GitHub
HPC High Performance Compute

Azure CycleCloud

Batch

H-Series VMs

Azure CycleCloud

Batch

N-Series VMs

Azure FXT Edge Filer

Avere vFXT

HPC cache

Cray ClusterStor

NetApp Files

Cray
Azure VMWare Solutions Azure VMWare Solutions

Azure Migrate
Azure Site Recovery
Azure Cost Management

Mixed Reality Mixed Reality HoloLens
Gaming Gaming  
IoT IoT

IoT Hub

IoT Central

Azure Digital Twins

Event Hub, Azure VMs
Advanced Networking Advanced Networking

Azure Virtual WAN

Azure Firewall

Azure Front Door Service
Storage & File Systems Storage & File Systems

Azure Blob

Azure Table

Azure Queue

Azure Disk
Mainframe Migration Mainframe Migration Azure IaaS, PaaS
Blockchain Blockchain Azure Blockchain
Cloud to Cloud Migration Cloud to Cloud Migration Azure Migrate
Azure Site Recovery
Azure Cost Management
Enable Azure Well Architected Azure Architecture Center
Cloud Adoption Framework Azure Resource Manager
RBAC
Azure Policy
Azure Blueprint
Compliance Manager
Azure Monitor
DevOps with Github DevOps with Github

GitHub

GitHub Actions

Azure App Service

Visual Studio family
Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Azure Backup
Azure Site Recovery
3rd Party BCDR Solutions

 

Request a consultation


Maximize your Microsoft Partner Network technical presales and deployment benefits to request these technical consultations or use a Cloud Consult from your purchased support plan.

Using Advanced Support for Partners or Premier Support for Partners benefits

Cost: Cloud Consult for deployment scenarios, or when there is no deal involved.

There is no cost associated for presale scenarios.

Your support Account Manager will coordinate scheduling you with a Microsoft partner technical consultant.

Contact your support Account Manager to request the consultation.

Request Starter, Deployment or Advanced Consultation

Cost: Partner advisory hours*

*Partners will be charged per hour, charge will cap at 5 hours.

To submit a request, log in to the MPN portal. Once submitted, you will receive a phone call from a Microsoft partner technical consultant to schedule your consultation within two business days.

Learn how to qualify for partner advisory hours

Submit a request

Using presales consultation benefits

Cost: Microsoft Partner Network (Action Pack) partners: Partner advisory hours, charged per hour

Microsoft Partner Network (Silver and Gold) partners: Unlimited, no cost

To submit a request, log in to the MPN portal. Once submitted, you will receive a phone call from a Microsoft partner technical consultant to schedule your consultation within two business days.

Submit a request

Contact Microsoft Partner Support

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