A "Cloud First" Microsoft Plans Retirement, Replacement of Some MPN Competencies
A "sunset into the clouds" sounds downright pretty. Or, for Microsoft partners, including those with the CRM competency, it may sound like more changes ahead. Microsoft announced on its partner blog that it will sunset 12 of its Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) competencies in favor of cloud competencies.
The moves are aimed at "[helping] partners find greater success," wrote Gavriella Schuster, general manager of the Worldwide Partner Group. She remarked that Microsoft has evolved as a company in pace with the evolution of technology, and: