Act now and accept the new Microsoft CSP Modern Agreement

 
 

Microsoft requires you to agree to the terms of the Microsoft Partner Agreement (MPA) to enroll or to continue participating in the Cloud Services Provider (CSP) program. The MPA will:
  • Provide a modular, perpetual agreement that partners execute and store digitally.
  • Be simplified, making it faster and easier to accept and manage.
  • Offer clear, concise terms that help partners, customers, and Microsoft comply with regulatory requirements. This supports our commitment to privacy, security, compliance, and transparency.

Recently Microsoft has extended the deadline for sign up the MPA to April 2020.

From August 31st, 2020 partners and indirect resellers who not accepted will be offboarded from CSP program.

OVERVIEW

The Microsoft Partner Agreement (MPA) is a modular, perpetual agreement that delivers the most relevant terms and conditions based on partner type and offers partners are qualified to sell. The Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program will be the first partner channel to use the new agreement; in the long term it will apply to all other partner channels and offers. 

The goals are to make the contracting experience easier and to continue meeting regulatory obligations and our partners’ expectations of trust. To achieve these goals, the Microsoft Partner Agreement provides a simpler process to accept and manage agreements and incorporates terms that support our commitment to privacy, security, compliance and transparency.

Download Microsoft Partner Agreement Overview

Transition from baseline policies to security defaults

Important update regarding the mandatory partner security requirements [MFA Requirements]: Baseline policies will be removed and replaced with security defaults [based on Azure Active Directory], a more comprehensive set of protection policies for our customers.

This removal was targeted for completion by February 29th, 2020, and existing partners who were using the baseline polices should enable the security defaults policy. Those partners who want to use a free MFA enablement option should start using security defaults instead of baseline protection policies.

New Rider Update

The new Tech Data Additional Terms for Microsoft Cloud Products have been uploaded in StreamOne, taking the place of the former Microsoft Cloud Product Amendment.The main terms of the agreement have remained unchanged, among the most relevant differences are:

  • The inclusion of a Microsoft Program Guide that contains Product Specific Terms and Conditions.
  • The extension of the distribution territory for all the partners to EU/EFTA.
  • Reference to Tech Data Basic Support for free and the framework of the Tech Data Cloud Support Services. 

Acceptance of the Terms will be performed via Click-to-Accept at the end of the check-out process for any Microsoft listing in StreamOne prior to order placement.

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Microsoft Partner Center

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Security defaults

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