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APN Partners can help customers build, deploy, scale, and manage Microsoft applications quickly, easily, more securely and more cost-effectively. The AWS Partner Network supports APN Technology and Consulting Partners with these capabilities in Microsoft technologies to help them develop their APN practice and accelerate their business growth on AWS through unique partner APN Partner benefits, training and program opportunities, and alignment with our AWS Microsoft-focused sales, marketing, partner, and business teams.

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Feature your company in the APN Partner Solutions Finder as offering solutions for Microsoft technologies on AWS. 

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Grow your APN relationship/collaboration with the AWS sales, marketing, and business development teams.

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Develop a joint go to market plan using with AWS and become eligible for specific Windows on AWS POC or Migration funding.

Whether you are a partner new to the APN with a historical focus on Microsoft-technologies or are an existing APN Partner expanding your Windows practice on AWS, the APN offers a variety of programs and support to help you on your journey. 

APN Consulting Partners with specific Microsoft capabilities can include System Integrators (SIs), Strategic Consultancies, Agencies, Managed Service Providers (MSPs), and Value-Added Resellers (VARs) who help customers design, architect, build, migrate, and manage their Microsoft-based workloads and applications on AWS.

As an APN Consulting Partner with a Windows on AWS practice, you will gain access to a range of resources and training to support your customers plan, deploy, run, and manage their Microsoft applications in the AWS Cloud. An overview of the APN Partner Journey for Microsoft Consulting Partners is outlined below, and the full APN Consulting Journey can be found here.

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  1. Check out the AWS for Microsoft workloads-specific posts on the APN Partner Blog and the AWS blog to learn more about AWS and see several best practices
  2. Attend a monthly APN Partner Introductory Webinars or Regional AWS for Windows Immersion Days
  3. Ask AWS a question about partnering with AWS for Windows
  4. Join the AWS Partner Network and consult the AWS Business Builder to plan your approach.
     

  1. Complete training including Enterprise Applications on AWS: Microsoft, Solution Training for Partners: AWS for Windows, AWS for Windows Technical Bootcamps (coming soon!), or view All AWS Partner Network specific training and certification (APN login required).
  2. Leverage the AWS for Windows Self Study Guide to help accelerate your learning and capabilities.
  3. Explore the AWS Quickstarts for Microsoft Workloads to help identify best practices for well-architected and secure solutions
  4. Explore the APN Portal, including exclusive APN content and trainings. Read The APN Program Guide and How to Build Your Business on AWS: Best Practices for APN Consulting Partners
  5. Take advantage of AWS Innovation Sandbox credits
  6. See the full Registered Tier requirements, benefits and opportunities 

  1. Upload your company information via the Partner Portal to be showcased on the AWS Partner Solutions Finder
  2. Complete Global AWS for Windows Solution Training for Partners (APN login required)
  3. Consider the AWS Channel Reseller Program as a way to resell your Windows-based AWS services, and explore the AWS SaaS Partner Program for support to build, launch and grow your SaaS solutions on AWS.
  4. Look at Windows on AWS GTM activities and Amazon EC2/Windows campaigns in APN Marketing Central (APN log-in required)
  5. Leverage the APN Partner Network Content on AWS for Windows and Microsoft Workloads, and register your AWS for Microsoft Workloads Customer Opportunities in the APN Deal Registration Portal
  6. Take advantage of AWS POC, MDF and Migration credits or talk to your PDM about other Windows-specific co-funding opportunities.
  7. See the full Standard Tier requirements, benefits and opportunities.

  1. Apply to become an AWS Microsoft Competency partner
  2. Explore the AWS Managed Service Program and apply to become a recognized APN Partner.
  3. Take AWS Accreditations and Certifications on the path along your Partner Learning Plan.
  4. See full Advanced Tier benefits here.

  1. Work with the AWS Partner Team on custom integrated and partner marketing campaigns focused on your AWS for Microsoft Workloads offerings.
  2. Take advantage of AWS-written case studies, high priority for funding programs, and professional services offerings. See the full Premier Tier benefits here.

APN Technology Partners building solutions on the Microsoft stack include Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), SaaS, PaaS, and other providers building solutions that run on or support Windows Server, SQL Server, SharePoint, Exchange, Dynamics and other offerings.

As an APN Technology Partner with offerings that integrate with the Microsoft stack, you will gain access to a variety of tools, training, and support that can enable you to more efficiently build your solutions on AWS. Learn more about the APN Technology Partner Journey here

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  1. Check out the AWS for Microsoft workloads-specific posts on the APN Partner Blog and the AWS blog to learn more about AWS and see several best practices
  2. Attend a monthly APN Partner Introductory Webinars or Regional AWS for Windows Immersion Days
  3. Ask AWS a question about partnering with AWS for Windows
  4. Join the AWS Partner Network and consult the AWS Business Builder to plan your approach.
  5. Over 700 Microsoft-based offerings are available either directly from the partners, or also through the AWS Marketplace offerings for the Windows platform. Expand your global reach by listing your offering on the AWS Marketplace and make it easier for customers to find, try, buy, and deploy your solutions. 

  1. Explore the APN Portal, including exclusive APN content and trainings. Read The APN Program Guide and How to Build Your Business on AWS: Best Practices for APN Technology Partners
  2. Check out AWS Answers to learn from AWS architects on how to build and grow your business on the AWS cloud. 
  3. Explore the AWS Quickstarts for Microsoft Workloads to learn the gold-standard on deploying on AWS.
  4. Leverage the AWS for Windows Self Study Guide to help accelerate your learning and capabilities.
  5. See the full registered tier requirements, benefits and opportunities

  1. Upload your company information via the Partner Portal to be showcased on the AWS Partner Solutions Finder and highlight your Microsoft-based AWS offerings.
  2. Leverage the AWS Business Builder to expand your AWS-based business.
  3. Start marketing yourself as an APN Partner with the Windows campaigns on APN Marketing Central and leveraging the Amazon EC2/Windows campaigns
  4. See the full list of standard tier requirements, benefits and opportunities

  1. Work with the AWS for Microsoft Workloads Partner Team on Integrated Marketing and other AWS Partner Marketing campaigns
  2. Leverage the APN Partner Network Content on AWS for Windows and Microsoft Workloads
  3. Continue to innovate, differentiate, mature, and grow your practice on AWS by taking advantage of more APN Partner Programs, and developing new areas of expertise on AWS.
  4. See the full list of advanced tier requirements, benefits and opportunities

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