Posts Tagged ‘MCA’

The latest Microsoft Azure Cloud Agreement and Azure Service Provision Options for CSPs

Friday, March 8th, 2019

The new announcement from Microsoft is here: this March, customers will be buying Azure services directly from Microsoft along with certain third-party products in Azure Marketplace through a Microsoft Customer Agreement (MCA). Not publicized much, Microsoft has taken time to make the change announcement go viral before it is finally implemented this month.

The latest Customer Agreement

The idea behind these changes in agreement is to replace Enterprise Agreements and the Azure Server and Cloud Enrollment (SCE). These are two currently active Agreements to purchase Azure services. But the change in agreement is not going to affect the service delivery. “Modern Commerce” is Microsoft modernized vision to simplify Azure pricing and purchasing options.

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The Latest Change in Microsoft Cloud Agreement and how it can affect Cloud Business

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Ever more often, Microsoft updates the Microsoft Cloud Agreement. Up gradations in the agreement have an effect of how Cloud Service Providers do business? Resellers under CSP’s need to take few steps to meet the new requirements set by Microsoft under the updated agreement.

CSPs now have to provide confirmation regarding the acceptance of MCA from the customers, before CSPs and resellers can place order of Microsoft Products and Services.

The new process

In the Partner dashboard, there exists a new addition to assist Microsoft Partners to better comply with new requirements. A Partner Center API is introduced along with the dashboard to provide information to partners. Partners have been required to adhere to confirmation from customer about the acceptance of this agreement on all transactions. Microsoft validates the format of emails after which the partner needs to correct the information if any piece of information is found incorrect.

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