The Microsoft Partner Agreement (MPA)

Synopsis

The Microsoft Partner Agreement (MPA)

Applicable to

All Sherweb partners selling Microsoft online services

What is the MPA?

The Microsoft Partner Agreement (MPA) is the Microsoft contract for all partners in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program and it replaces several previous Microsoft agreements, such as the Microsoft Cloud Reseller Agreement (MCRA) and the Microsoft Cloud Distributor Agreement (MCDA). It provides a modular, perpetual agreement that Microsoft CSP partners can execute and store digitally, and terms depend on partner type and offers they’re qualified to sell.

Who needs to accept the MPA with Microsoft?

Since January 31, 2020, all partners in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program are required to accept the MPA to transact in the CSP program. This means that all SherWeb Partners reselling or distributing Microsoft online services (which are Indirect Resellers under Microsoft CSP Program) are required to accept the Microsoft Partner Agreement for Indirect Resellers.

Can our partners accept the MPA in Cumulus?

No, our partners cannot accept the MPA in the Cumulus portal. Partners must log on to Microsoft Partner Center to accept the MPA.

 

To learn more about the Microsoft Partner Agreement, click here.

Steps to accept or verify the status of the MPA

1. Sign into Microsoft Partner Center with your CSP Indirect Reseller account. You must be the Global admin. Only the global admin in your company can view and sign the MPA. If you aren't the global admin, you will need to ask your global admin to verify the MPA.


2. Go to the CSP Overview page. If you don't see either Accept and continue or the green banner telling you that MPA is signed, you don't have the right role to sign MPA. Contact your Global Admin to sign the MPA.


3. To view and download the Microsoft Partner Agreement before signing it, click the Microsoft Partner Agreement link as shown below.


 

 

4. To see if you have signed the MPA: As the Global admin for your company, go to your CSP Overview and check to see the green banner which notifies you that you've accepted the MPA. 

 


  You can also see if you have signed the agreement by selecting Agreements from Account settings.