A program optimized for partners that can transform customer businesses with customized services leveraging Microsoft AI technologies
The AI Inner Circle Partner program is designed for system integrators who provide custom services around Microsoft's AI technologies. The program recognizes a partner's unique expertise in specific industries and their ability to drive business transformation using the power of AI and data. AI Inner Circle partners champion Microsoft AI technologies and deliver cutting edge AI solutions for customers.
Partners receive access to exclusive benefits, including access to AI Partner Sales & Marketing Portal, regular communications on specific AI topics, and additional technical and business benefits. All AI Inner Circle Partners have technical expertise in Microsoft AI tools and a proven track record of customer success.
AI Inner Circle Partners will receive exclusive access to Microsoft AI resources, including invitation-only technical trainings, product and marketing tools and assets.
Regular communication on the AI topics you’re most interested in.
From learning plans and webinars to online training and events — we want to enable you to become a world-class AI solution provider
Resources, programs, and offers that enable business growth by expanding your AI customer base
Enhance your relationship with Microsoft through office hours, invitation-only events, and early technology previews
Partners interested in joining the AI Inner Circle Partner Program will need to complete the following requirements prior to admittance into the program. While not mandatory, to best demonstrate mastery in a specific AI technology area please make sure your AI solutions selected and customer stories all support the same technology area.
Tell us about your company, its expertise, and areas of service so that we can better understand your practice
Your company profile lets us know more about your business and which geographies you offer your services. This also allows us to better understand what AI services you provide, and the AI solution areas in which you have established a practice.
Provide three verified customer wins utilizing AI that demonstrate your company's expertise in the field
Your company is required to have delivered a minimum of three (3) customer projects in the AI solution area(s) selected in the company profile. Please note that if multiple AI technology areas were selected in your company profile, customer success stories should demonstrate work in those areas.
Confirm an existing relationship with Microsoft through the Microsoft Partner Network
In order to access certain programs and offerings for AI Inner Circle Partner Program-related efforts, you will need to have an established relationship with Microsoft through the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN).
If you are not currently a member of the Microsoft Partner Network, please learn more about how to join for free here.
Review and agree to the terms of the AI Inner Circle Partner Program Agreement
The AI Inner Circle Partner Program requires you to abide by the terms and conditions of the AI Inner Circle Partner Program Agreement. Please review and make sure to check the box in agreement when submitting this section of your application.
Please note that admittance into the program cannot be confirmed until you have completed all the requirements in the application. While this admittance is also dependent on how quickly your customer is able to provide verification, we ask for approximately one business week to review your application and send you confirmation following submission of your completed form.
Important: Microsoft reserves the right to decline admission based on information provided by the Partner, or feedback provided by the customer, or other sources.