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Partner Connect Program Updates

SAVE THE DATE – register now for our next Partner Connect vmLIVE on July 22 @ 8 AM PST to hear about upcoming competency launches, renewal reinstatement, and annual audit information.

STAY TUNED

  • Cloud Native Master Services Competency – target launch is July 17 (more details below).
  • Partner Connect Program Renewal process will be reinstated on September 25, 2020 – read the Legal Notification – communications with additional information are being sent to the Primary and Alternate contacts of impacted partners in July and August.
  • Partner Connect Business Continuity page showcases how you and your customers can maintain business continuity, stay connected, and find support.

UPDATED Resources & Partner Showcases

VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud Integration Updates

Effective June 1, 2020, VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud standard SKUs are now available (along with ELAs and SPFs) in VMware Partner Connect and the VMware SD-WAN SKUs will no longer be available for MSPs and Resellers through the VeloCloud Partner Program. Partners, you must have hardware terms & conditions in your contract in order to transact hardware in Partner Connect – be sure to sign the updated Partner Connect Program agreement to ensure hardware eligibility. Access the VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud page to learn more.

The VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud Not-For-Resale (NFR) Program is also now available. These NFR entitlements are designed to allow eligible partners to purchase VMware SD-WAN NFR products and services for demonstration and training purposes only. Eligible partners will need to contact their Distributor to purchase VMware SD-WAN NFR products. To learn more, visit the Global NFR Program page or contact your Distributor for assistance.

Keeping You Informed on Partner Connect Program & Portal

THIS JUST IN… Partner Connect Program Earns 5 out of 5 Stars from CRN! The program was recently featured in CRN’s Partner Program Guide announcement where they commended the advancements in our program that recognizes the importance of technical service capabilities, citing one partner who reinforced the importance of Master Services Competencies (MSCs) to help differentiate his business.

UPDATED! Partner Connect Program Guide – quarterly update includes content clarifications and updated product hierarchy.

NEW Resources & Partner Showcases!

QUESTIONS? Reach out to your Partner Business Manager or contact the Partner Connect team.

Introducing Partner Connect Business Continuity Support

In recognition of the business challenges across the partner ecosystem, we are providing additional support to our partners and distributors. 

Our intent with these changes is to make it easier for partners to work with their customers to help them survive, and when this is all over, thrive. Please refer to our Business Continuity Partner Page to learn more about the offers and programs we have in place to support your conversations with customers. 

Should you have any questions about the above changes, please reach out to partnerconnect@vmware.com. 

 

Enhanced Partner Enablement Offerings and Benefits Now Available

VMware is expanding the availability of online delivery, doubling down on our investment into partner enablement, and developing new innovative ways to enable your teams so they can adapt to the changing business environment to support your customers’ digital transformation. Take advantage of the following opportunities to build your skills and capabilities.

  • EMPOWER 2020, our flagship partner enablement event, is now virtual and will be free to all partners. Learn more and register here.
  • The advanced technical Livefire classes are now offered virtually through June globally. Contact your VMware PBM or PSE for more details on how to attend one of the upcoming courses.
  • The new Livefire 2020 two-hour virtual sessions will highlight many of the new and cutting-edge areas Livefire Solutions are focused on this year. Sessions are designed to give you a sample of our full Livefire classes and provide valuable enablement you can use to solve your customers’ business challenges today.
  • VMware now offers remote proctored exams allowing testing candidates to take their exams from ANY secure location.
  • Increase your effectiveness to position and sell services offerings through new online Outcome Focused Approach training and the Solution Builder toolset.  Please contact your VMware PBM or PSE for more details.

We are increasing our partner training investment to help you evolve your capabilities, attain Master Services Competencies, and deepen skills to support your customers around Business Continuity and beyond. If you have questions about the above offerings, please reach out to your VMware PBM or PSE for more details.

 

Partner Connect is Live – Our Journey has Begun!

Whether you were at a Partner Connect Virtual event watch party, at your desk, or even if you are just now pressing play… show us your participation and enthusiasm by sharing your selfies with #PartnerConnect!

You can now login to Partner Connect using your existing credentials and experience for yourself our new, game-changing partner program and portal. While you’re there, check out the Partner Connect program page and download the final Partner Connect Program Guide.

Register for the March 11 vmLIVE to ensure you’re taking full advantage of this new program.

If you have any Partner Connect program or portal related questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Partner Connect team.

Partner Connect Virtual Event is March 2 – Register Today!

On February 29, 2020, we will launch our new, game-changing partner program, VMware Partner Connect. VMware Partner Connect gives partners a single, consistent program experience, offering you the power of flexibility and choice as you align your business models to meet your customers’ most pressing needs.

Register today so that you don’t miss the Partner Connect virtual event on March 2.

Ready for the VMware Partner Connect Program Launch on February 29?

To ensure you can transact in the new Partner Connect program on Day 1, your Primary Contact must sign the VMware Partner Connect Agreement prior to the program launch date.

Leading up to launch, we encourage you to:

  • Review the final VMware Partner Connect Program Guide
  • Work with your Primary Contact and counterparts to complete all foundational requirements
  • Register for the February 19 vmLIVE focusing on launch readiness
  • Register for the March 2 Partner Connect Virtual Event focusing on program highlights and the new incentive structure
  • Plan ahead for system downtime – the Partner Central portal will be unavailable beginning 5PM PST on February 26, in order to prepare for the launch of the new Partner Connect Portal at 12AM PST on March 1 (use existing credentials to login)

Don’t Miss the January 22 Partner Connect Pre-Launch Checkpoint vmLIVE

VMware Partner Connect is launching February 29. To ensure you are ready to transact on Day 1, your Primary Contact must sign the VMware Partner Connect agreement prior to launch. Leading up to launch, we encourage you to review the current version of the VMware Partner Connect Program Guide (final to be published by February 14) and register for the January 22 vmLIVE to learn about our new Partner Connect portal.

VMware Partner Connect: First Program Guide Now Available

The first Partner Connect Program Guide is now available on Partner Central. The final Program Guide will be published in February, prior to launch. If you are a Solution Provider, Cloud Provider, or Service Provider you will have new requirements and benefits when the new Partner Connect program goes live. Familiarize yourself with the Program Guide, as well as these other key resources:

Additionally, this week your company’s VMware primary contact received an email communication with the ‘Click to Accept’ VMware Partner Connect Agreement, offering the ability to accept the Partner Connect Terms and Conditions. Doing so allows your company to transact across all business models on Day 1 of Partner Connect launch, February 29, 2020. Finally, use the Partner Connect Transition Dashboard to see your tier prediction based on your company’s current competency achievements. Your company’s designated VMware primary contact is able to grant you access.