Microsoft advises Direct Cloud Solution Providers (CSPs) on new costs, performance standards

Microsoft has advised partners that it is raising its expectation on existing partners who operate at Tier 1 or "Direct" Cloud Solution Providers (CSPs). In a recent communication, Microsoft told partners that Tier 1 CSPs, or those partners that sell Microsoft cloud solutions directly to clients, that Microsoft will required them to buy support contracts with Microsoft, starting at a $15K annual cost ($10K in emerging markets). This requirement will go into effect by a partners' next... Read the full text.
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