The announcement was made Monday by Phil Sorgen, Microsoft corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Channel, at the Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 in Washington, D.C.
Business partners will now benefit from three new cloud-focused competencies based on performance for Office 365 and Microsoft Azure. This integration is happening to help partners serve better their customers. Microsoft will retire the Cloud Accelerate, Cloud Deployment and Azure Circle programs and provide a path for partners to migrate to the new cloud competencies.
The new competencies are:
Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions