Access world-class Microsoft solutions without breaking the bank

Access world-class Microsoft solutions without breaking the bank

Tuesday April 12, 2016,

5 min Read

This article is sponsored by Microsoft.

Chennai-based CloudCherry, a SaaS-based provider of customer experience analytics, runs on Microsoft Azure and has scaled to count a large number of publicly listed companies in its customer base. As part of the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN), CloudCherry has leveraged this partnership in a big way. And now you can do the same!

It’s not often that you get an opportunity to explore and experience the benefits of it’s a world-class software and solutions for a fraction of the real cost. YourStory readers can now avail of the amazing benefits of the Microsoft Action Pack Subscription (MAPS) at half the price! Read on to know more.


If you’re a part of MPN, Microsoft will enable you to subscribe to a bundle of software and solutions at a nominal cost. This subscription allows partners to use Microsoft’s most current software on a daily basis in its business environment. As many partners who have subscribed to MAP will tell you, this has advantages at many levels.

For one, this is great because you get to learn and experience available software first hand which makes it easier to support and sell to customers. Second, the multiple licenses allow you to use the software on multiple machines within your organisation and even use it to learn a specific application in a virtual environment!

“As an established ISV running our platform on Azure, Microsoft has truly opened up doors for us with their GTM program – including market access with their Account Managers & Partners, specific mentorship on product, marketing promotion through the Microsoft network and a presence in their events that draw a global audience. In fact, we have unfettered access to the entire team at Microsoft globally, working with as one of our own” said Vinod Muthukrishnan, Co-Founder & CEO of CloudCherry.

In fact, it’s the cost effective (and legal!) way for IT professionals, startups, independent software vendors (ISVs) and business owners to get their hands on a range of Microsoft software at huge savings. More importantly, MAPS is tailored to meet the unique requirements depending on your business needs.

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Take a look how. If you are a:

Application builder

You can optimise your ability to develop commercial applications and custom development solutions on Microsoft platforms with MAPS. You get access to world-class developer tools, including Visual Studio Professional, to build your applications on iOS, Android, and Windows platforms. You also get access to the latest Microsoft software to run your business and develop and test your apps, technical support and training, marketing resources to help you find customers, and connect with thousands of others partners to help you grow your business and expand your reach. Learn more

Professional services provider

MAPS gives you access to resources and benefits to deliver a wide array of world-class solutions using Microsoft technology and thereby expand your professional services offering. Benefits include an opportunity to understand and learn more about cloud services such as Microsoft Azure integration, Office 2013 and Office 365 sales and deployment for systems integrators, Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015, etc. Learn more.

Microsoft solutions reseller

The subscription gives resellers all the resources necessary to sell and deploy software, services, and devices. It provides comprehensive resources to support your customers’ software and services licensing needs on-premises, in the cloud and in a hybrid environment, especially in the small and medium business (SMB) segment. You also get access to small and midmarket solution sales training, specialised training guidance and learning paths for cloud (Office 2013 and Office 365 for distributors, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Intune). And, partners who are new to volume licensing can get all the details they need – from learning about how Volume Licensing works to exploring Microsoft Payment Solutions and Software Assurance. Learn more

Managed service provider

Microsoft is evolving products, services, and training to better support and enable partners who deliver managed services. A MAPS subscription provides tools, training, marketing, and technical support to develop and enhance your role as a trusted advisor of Microsoft platforms and technology. Explore the rapidly growing opportunity and get resources to help you manage IT environments for your customers. It helps you manage services practices in four key areas: security, maintenance, continuity, and support. Learn more

Hosting provider

As a subscriber, you get licensing help, technical support and training to build your hosting business. It will also enable you to educate yourself about hosting services, discover more about Microsoft’s hosting solutions, learn best practices for selling cloud solutions and sharpen your skills with Microsoft Partner Learning Paths. MAPS also gives you access to information and resources in the Partner Network Hosting Community. Learn more

Design and development

You can increase your capabilities to create innovative device solutions and deliver intelligent systems-ready devices to the market with MAPS. It provides businesses that design and develop commercial industry solutions access to numerous resources to help you learn how to provide customers with solutions built on Microsoft platforms and also how to market and sell your devices and solutions. Learn more

Special Offer: 50 percent off on a MAPS subscription

It’s time startups, professionals, businesses, and ISVs like you gain advantage from MAPS by availing Microsoft’s exclusive discount. For a limited period, you can avail a 50 percent discount on the subscription. YourStory readers can avail this discount by filling up this form to receive the promo code.