Microsoft FastTrack for Azure

Work collaboratively with Azure engineers to onboard customers. Grow your business by accelerating time to value and expertise.

Our goal is to work with you to maximise our mutual customers’ success in using Azure services and to optimise customer satisfaction. Your FastTrack for Azure partner engagement provides these benefits:

On-the-job training

Collaborate with and learn from Azure engineers using best practices to help customers.

Azure engineering credibility

Strengthen your brand by having direct access to the Azure engineering team.

Monthly tech talks*

Join Azure engineers in a monthly chat with Q and A to discuss tech tools and resources.*

Partner community*

Provide feedback, share experiences and get the latest FastTrack announcements.*

*Coming soon

“Because of programs like FastTrack for Azure, we feel very confident that we can grow our business two- to threefold over the next two or three years.”

Ron Savoia, Founder, Stratus Innovations Group

Partner FAQs

  • To engage with FastTrack for Azure, nominate customers who meet all of these criteria:

    • Have an identified, FastTrack-supported Azure project expected to incrementally consume at least USD5,000 per month (or equivalent in local currency) within 12 months.
    • Be located in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or Western Europe (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Nordics, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland).
    • Have an active paid Azure subscription.
    • Customer cannot be directly supported by a Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect.
    • Intend to deploy the Azure project in the near term.

    Note: An identified project supported by FastTrack for Azure is a defined workload with specific intent. If the customer has a Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect, additional approval is required.

  • Working hand in hand with Azure engineers can help accelerate cloud adoption for your customers and grow your business faster by accelerating your time to value and expertise. The benefits to Partner of FastTrack for Azure engagement include:

    • Direct access to Azure engineers and technical guidance using best practices.
    • Sharing of Azure solution design principles.
    • Accelerated deployment of Azure solutions for your customers.
  • The following solutions are available now:

    • Data center migration
    • Windows Server on Azure
    • SAP on Azure
    • Business continuity and disaster recovery
    • High-performance computing*
    • Cloud-native apps
    • DevOps
    • App modernisation
    • Linux on Azure*
    • Cloud-scale analytics**
    • Intelligent apps
    • Intelligent agents**
    • Data modernisation
    • Security and management
    • Globally distributed data

    *In preview in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Western Europe
    **In preview in the United Kingdom and Western Europe

    Available in early 2019:

    • IoT
  • Yes. You may participate in the program at no cost.

  • Yes. You may apply for Azure deployment-services funding as part of the subsidiary offers. Check with your subsidiary for specific conditions and requirements.

  • FastTrack for Azure provides direct assistance from Azure engineers, working hand-in-hand with customers and partners, to help customers build Azure solutions quickly and confidently. Activate Azure is a four-day on-site engagement with a Microsoft Services engineer aimed at deploying the initial, low-friction Azure workload through proof-of-concept activities. A customer who is eligible and ready for FastTrack for Azure is typically beyond an Activate Azure engagement.

  • If a customer is working with you (a third-party partner), Microsoft Enterprise Services or Microsoft Premier Support, the FastTrack team will engage with the customer and the other party to ensure that both have the resources needed to successfully deploy Azure solutions.

  • No. FastTrack for Azure is an advisory service and the engineers provide guidance for Azure solution deployment by the in-house resources or partner.
  • No. While all Microsoft FastTrack programs help customers get to the cloud with confidence, FastTrack for Azure and Office 365 have different engagement models and triggers for consideration. FastTrack for Azure is nomination-based, has eligibility criteria and is staffed by full-time Azure engineering employees. Also in FastTrack for Azure, customers engage directly with Microsoft.

  • To learn more about the program, please visit FastTrack for Azure page.