Anyone in your organization that has a corporate work account can be assigned a role.Simply choose from any of the employees on your corporate domain (or Azure Active Directory tenant), which are listed for you in Partner Center. Employees will only need their work account credentials (email address and password) to log in.
Read this article for more information on user roles and their functionality within Partner Center.
Step 1: Contact your Azure AD global admin to ensure this is the tenant you want to use to create your Partner Center account. To make user management easier, we recommend using the tenant that is associated with your company’s domain name.
Step 2: The Azure AD global admin will be required to login to Partner Center for the first time with your organization’s tenant to link your domain to your Partner Center account. The Azure AD global admin is required to ensure your organizational information is not mishandled.
Don’t have an existing Azure AD tenant?Create a new one. If your organization does not have an Azure AD, you’ll set it up during the onboarding process in Partner Center. For further reference, please access this link.
No. Partner Center uses Azure Active Directory (AD) as the single sign-on authentication to manage all users across all partner programs. Your users will sign in using their work email address and password.
Azure AD is an identity and access management service that is setup when you sign up for Microsoft cloud services, such as Azure, Office 365, Intune, etc. Each organization typically uses a single Azure AD tenant where they manage their users access to all applications, services and resources integrated with that tenant. Therefore, it’s important to verify you don’t already have an Azure AD tenant before you create a new one.
If you already have an Azure AD tenant, we recommend using the existing one before creating a new tenant. Once you sign in to Partner Center with an Azure AD tenant, there is no reversing or changing tenants.
If you need help, you should reach out to your IT admin. For further information, please access the following link.
If all your locations are correctly reflected in Partner Membership Center (PMC), they will appear in your Partner Center account when you create your new account.
If you choose to disassociate (remove) any locations that are no longer accurate or needed, you can do this by clicking on Organization Information > Manage Locations > Disassociate Locations in PMC. Once you transition to Partner Center, you’ll be able to associate your necessary business locations with a single Partner Center account.
To view your benefits, go to the Dashboard, select MPN on the left navigation, and click on Benefits. Once on Partner Center, you will no longer be redirected to the Microsoft Partner Portal Digital Download site (MSPPDD) to activate and assign IURs.
The day that you can actually perform the purchase is Anniversary Date+1. In the renewal window of Anniversary Date+1 to Anniversary Date+30, your benefits are in a grace period. You still have access to the benefits provisioned, as part of the subscription that needs to be renewed. For example if your AD is the 15th of March 2018, you will be able to renew starting the 16th of March (first day when you can make the payment), until the 15th of April (30-day renewal window). New AD will be 15th of March 2019.
The renewal will be then treated as a new enrollment and you will lose all benefits until the time of that new enrollment. For example, If your AD is on 15th of March 2018 and you made the purchase on the 29th of April, you will have no benefits between the 16th of April – 28th of April 2018 window. The new AD will be 29th of April 2019.
You should log in using the same Microsoft account in case you had VS subscriptions before migration. You will be able to use the MSA account until your Anniversary date. After that, you will have to use your AAD credentials. Also, please make sure the MSA account used is the one you have associated with your VS subscription on the site and that the subscription is assigned to the right user in Partner Dashboard.
This is possible in your Partner Membership Center, however there are several important considerations that could impact your access to benefits and ability to transact, which you should familiarize yourself with before completing a merge. IMPORTANT: before proceeding with merging separate MPN enrollments, we strongly recommend contacting the RSC for help. Also, please note that this section on MPN merge does not apply for Partner Center (Partner Dashboard – partner.microsoft.com) as there is no feature that allows merges in the portal. For details on MPN merges, we recommend that you read up on this article.
From an incentive’s perspective, you do not have to reattach as DPOR (Digital Partner of Record) as long as the MPN ID stays active and has the relevant competencies after the merge. If you have Customers attached to your ‘old’ v-org, re-mapping will happen in the backend where the old v-org is mapped to the new v-org.
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