Business Process Automated



With the ever-increasing speed of business, companies must find ways to capture and analyze business data more quickly and efficiently. You can capitalize on this tremendous business opportunity with end-to-end data-management reporting and analysis solutions based on Microsoft technologies, including Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Server, and Microsoft Office System client tools. Enable your customers to provide actionable business insight to all employees—and to make better, faster, and more-relevant decisions.

The Microsoft Data Management Solutions competency is designed to provide additional benefits and support to Microsoft Certified and Gold Certified Partners. Demonstrate your proven expertise in implementing solutions focused on delivering migration tools and services, database- administration tools and services, and performance tools using SQL Server technology.

As a member of the Data Management Solutions competency, you gain access to special learning opportunities, online partner resources, and invitations to webcasts focused on data management. You can participate in local engagements in regions where data-management efforts are supported.


Your customers need to securely manage user identities and control access to privileged information. Attaining the Identity and Secure Access specialization can help you deliver solutions to meet their needs, and capitalize on opportunities to grow your business. With this specialization, you have a wealth of tools and resources at hand to help improve customers’ operational efficiency and reduce risks.


The Custom Development Solutions competency positions partners for better exposure within the Microsoft developer, ISV, and system integrator communities. Additional competency assets will support partners in demand generation, technical and sales learning opportunities, and early adopter initiatives across Microsoft developer technologies, with an emphasis on Microsoft Visual Studio 2005.

The competency can help you deliver focused value for specific communities of developer partners through the following three specializations:

  • Application Infrastructure Development focuses on delivering applications built using Windows Server 2008, BizTalk Server, SQL Server 2008, SharePoint Products and Technologies, and Visual Studio 2008.
  • Smart Client Development focuses on delivering custom-developed solutions accessed through a client like Visual Studio 2008 and Microsoft Office.
  • Web Development focuses on delivering Web-enabled deployment solutions required in organizations that wish to operate and transact through the Internet using Visual Studio 2008, ASP.NET, IIS, Windows Server 2008, and SQL Server 2008.