How to earn Office 365 (E3) internal-use rights benefits through Microsoft Partner Network programs

Summary
The Office 365 internal-use rights (IUR) benefit allows partners to use and learn Microsoft’s latest cloud technology internally, so that they are able to sell Microsoft cloud solutions to their customers more effectively. Since February 2014, the Office 365 (E3) benefit has been a part of the Microsoft Action Pack, silver competency, and gold competency programs. And in September 2014, Microsoft will also launch two new cloud competencies that provide incremental Office 365 (E3) licenses to partners who focus on selling cloud services.

If you have used Office 365 (E3) through the cloud incubation programs, known as Cloud Essentials (CE) and Cloud Accelerate (CA), and would like to continue to earn Office 365 (E3) from Microsoft Partner Network programs, please read this article to learn how to earn Office 365 (E3) benefits from Microsoft Action Pack, on-premises competencies, and the two new cloud competencies.
More information
The table below shows the number of Office 365 (E3) seats given to each partner program.

ProgramNumber of Office 365 seats
Microsoft Action Pack subscription5 seats
(+5 seats when partners have sold at least 25 seats of Office 365 within the previous 12 months)

Silver Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions*10 seats
(from the Silver Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions competency)

+

25 seats
(from silver core competency)

Gold Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions*25 seats
(from the Gold Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions competency)

100 seats
(from gold core competency)

Silver Cloud Productivity*25 seats
(from the Silver Cloud Productivity competency)

+

25 seats
(from silver core competency)

Gold Cloud Productivity*100 seats
(from the Gold Cloud Productivity competency)

+

100 seats
(from gold core competency)

Other silver competencies25 seats
(from silver core competency)

Other gold competencies100 seats
(from gold core competency)


Notes:
  1. Competency partners can earn incremental Office 365 seats by purchasing the additional benefit toolkit(s). Office 365 country and worldwide maximum license cap rules apply. To learn more about Office 365 country and maximum limits, please view the competency license table.
  2. Two new cloud competencies (both silver and gold levels) are targeted to launch in late September 2014.
  3. This information was last reviewed August 25, 2014.
Partners can learn more about how to activate this benefit from the Product Usage Guide, this internal-use rights knowledge base article, or by contacting their local Regional Service Center agents.

Additional resources:

*New cloud competencies will launch at the end of September 2014.


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