If you are a member of the Microsoft Partner Network or aspiring to become one, then you will love the Action Pack that Microsoft offers its smaller partners to save a lot of money on many products.
For those who are aiming to become members, we have explained Microsoft Action Pack and everything you need to know about it.
What is Microsoft Action Pack Subscription (MAPS)
Microsoft’s annual or yearly subscription to its entry-level partners allows them to get thousands of dollars worth of MS products and services for $475 per year.
Microsoft Action Pack is designed to help you launch your business with access to exclusive training and marketing materials. It also offers all the software licenses you might need to get started.
The products included in the subscription are not limited. However, MAPS includes full editions for internal use, i.e., you cannot sell them or use them for client projects.
To put things into perspective, a one-year subscription to Visual Studio Professional by itself usually costs $799 per year, MAPS includes 3 of them and tons of other products and services for just $475 per year.
Advantages Of Microsoft Action Pack Subscription
- Access to costly products and services for only $475/year
- Five consulting hours with a partner technical consultant
- Up to 10 product support incidents
- Access to select resources to take your solution from idea to market
- Privilege to be listed in the Microsoft Partner Directory
- Turnkey access to marketing and preparation materials
- Access to instructor-led virtual technical courses and certifications
Disadvantages of Microsoft Action Pack
- You will need to always stay updated as you only get access to the latest versions of the various products each year, which is why you need to update your installations of a particular product when the version included in MAPS changes.
- You have limited support and no free support calls, you will have to pay for additional support if needed.
- Licenses obtained through MAPS are for internal use, which Microsoft calls IUR only (Internal Use Rights).
What Are The Internal Use Rights (Iur) Of The Mpn And Action Pack?
The Microsoft Partner Network rules state that all software offered as a program benefit can only be used internally.
This applies to the overall benefits of MPN software licenses, including Action Pack licenses and products.
This internal use-only restriction means that partners will not use the software as part of their work for parties outside their own organization.
Creating an app that partner employees will only use is fine, but creating an app that is part of a client project is completely restricted.
What Is The Cost Of A Microsoft Action Pack Subscription?
The current price is $475 per year, but you need to visit the MPN portal to check the price in your location, as it may differ with respect to location.
Regarding MAPS requirements, you must be a member of the Microsoft Partner Network before purchasing an Action Pack subscription. Membership in MPN is free; however, you will have to complete a lot of digital paperwork.
How Do I Get Or Subscribe And Use A Microsoft Action Pack Subscription?
The first step to getting one would be to get a free MPN membership. If you are not a member of the Microsoft Partner Network, go to the page on the Partner Network website and select Join.
After joining the Microsoft Partner Network, you can follow the instructions on the partner site to purchase your first MS Action Pack (MAPS) subscription.
Do Action Pack Licenses Expire? How Should I Go About Restoring Them?
Once your Action Pack subscription has expired, you will have to uninstall all copies of the software obtained through the Action Pack subscription key and remove them from all of your stored files.
Whether you renew your subscription afterward, you will still need to obtain the software via a new key, as the old keys are no longer valid.
How Can I Increase The Number Of Licenses And Seats Included In My Maps?
Once you have a subscription, you can extend what is included in your subscription by achieving the goals listed and offered to you based on your sales of Microsoft products, services, and cloud offerings.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Microsoft Action Pack Ending?
Microsoft will continue to make Microsoft Action Packs available for purchase for those who want Microsoft products and technologies “for business development scenarios,” such as application development and internal training. Still, as of July 1, free product licenses for internal use will no longer be.
Can You Buy Multiple Microsoft Action Packs?
You can purchase one Action Pack for each Partner Global Account.
Is The Action Pack Related To Pj Masks?
More specifically, PJ Masks are good shows that have the same plot as the action pack. This is just a corporate mash-up of two shows with different characters. There is no new imagination and thought.
How Do I Activate My Action Pack?
Go to your Partner Center, the benefits tab. The acquired Action Pack products should appear with a redeemable token. Below the token should be a link to activate this token for your Office 365.2 tenant.
How Much Does A Microsoft Partner Earn?
The estimated total salary for a Microsoft partner is $450,930 annually. The number represents the median, which is the range from our own total salary estimation model and is based on salaries obtained from our users.
How Can I Become A Microsoft Partner In Nigeria?
The best and easiest way to become a Microsoft reseller in Nigeria is to partner with a Tier-1 partner like Multiskills.
Even if you go through their official website, you will still be ranked as a Tier-1 partner. So it would be best if you choose a partner rather than being assigned to one.
There you have it. Everything you need to know about Microsoft Action Pack is included in this article. If you want to become a member, consider your options and make the choice that best suits you.