Partner Program

About the Visual Studio Partner Program

Build Your Business on the Visual Studio Platform

Tap into the power of the Visual Studio Partner Program to amplify your business and development efforts on premises and in the Cloud. The Visual Studio Partner Program enables you to maximize your commercial success by providing extensive technical resources, previews of upcoming technologies, and a broad marketing reach. Whether you’re a small development shop looking to turn a service-offering into a product or you’re working at a global ISV perfecting development tools for specific markets, the Visual Studio Partner Program can enhance your development efforts and business opportunities as you integrate with Visual Studio, TFS, Visual Studio Team Services, Visual Studio Code, or Xamarin.

Key Benefits

Valuable Insights For Your Business

Be on the leading edge of developer platform technologies with early previews of new products and extensibility options, first looks into Microsoft developer and industry research, and access to an exclusive Visual Studio Partner Program website.

Deep Technical Knowledge & Enablement

Enhance your development abilities with access to a series of developer clinics, customized architectural support, and a subscription to Visual Studios Enterprise with MSDN.

Opportunities to Reach Millions of Developers

Drive adoption of your developer tools, extensions, and services among Visual Studio developers with a wide range of marketing benefits that can bring your products and services to the forefront of the Visual Studio ecosystem.

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Partner Levels

Basic Partner Level

The Basic partner level provides the opportunity to become a part of the Visual Studio partner community and gain a basic understanding of what the Visual Studio Partner Program can do for your organization. Annual program fee: free (one year agreement). You can upgrade to the Alliance or Premier partner level at any time.

Alliance Partner Level

In addition to the benefits of the Basic partner level, the Alliance partner level provides access to compelling technical enablement and marketing benefits that can help amplify your business and create a business and marketing relationship with Microsoft. Annual program fee: $5,000/year (three year agreement). You can upgrade to the Premier partner level at any time.

Premier Partner Level

In addition to the benefits of the Alliance partner level, the Premier partner level delivers exclusive business and marketing benefits and opportunities to evangelize products to Microsoft customers and teams within Microsoft, as well as invitations to participate at Microsoft industry events. Annual program fee: $10,000/year (three year agreement).

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Program requirement:To qualify for the program you must have already released a Visual Studio, TFS, Visual Studio Team Services, Visual Studio Code, or Xamarin extension or integration solution publically or internally within your organization

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The Visual Studio Partner Program provides members with direct access to early previews, support, and extensive marketing and technical resources. Get your benefits today!

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