A "Cloud First" Microsoft Plans Retirement, Replacement of Some MPN Competencies

April 13 2016

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.

About Dann Anthony Maurno

Dann Anthony Maurno is a seasoned business journalist who began his career as International Marketing Manager with Lilly Software, then moved on as a freelancer to write for such prestigious clients as CFO Magazine; Compliance Week;Manufacturing Business Technology; Decision Resources, Inc.; The Economist Intelligence Unit; and corporate clients such as Iron Mountain, Microsoft and SAP. He is the co-author of Thin Air: How Wireless Technology Supports Lean Initiatives(CRC/Productivity Press, 2010).

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MSPartnership's picture

"...just a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down...in the most delightful way..."

jglathe's picture

... as Windows 8 did.