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What are the timelines for Microsoft Partner Agreement?

The timeline is as below:

Important dates


Action required

July 31, 2019

New MPA available for preview in Partner center.

Preview the new MPA in Partner Center.

August 31, 2019

The old reseller agreement, ie Indirect Reseller Terms, expires.


September 1, 2019

Microsoft Partner Agreement available for signing in Partner Center

Partner can sign the new agreement or continue with the old one until January 31, 2020

January 31, 2020

After January 31, 2020, the old contract can’t be used for CSP transaction.

The partner is required to sign the new contract before the given date, to avoid disruption of services.