Microsoft Azure Certified is a partner program that lets your customers know that your applications and services not only run on Microsoft Azure, but also meet the quality standards that they expect.
And when your solutions are certified, you can sell them on Azure Marketplace.Watch and learn
Microsoft Azure Certified is a program that helps partners drive business growth. Microsoft Azure certification assures customers that your application or service is tested for readiness, compatibility, and usability on the Azure platform and lets you promote and sell your application on Azure Marketplace.
Azure Marketplace combines Microsoft Azure partner ecosystems into a single, unified platform. This makes it easy for your customers to search, purchase, and deploy a wide range of applications and services in just a few clicks.
See the Marketplace FAQs to learn more.
You can certify the following applications and services under the Microsoft Azure Certified program.
Application or service category
What it is
What you provide
Applications that are configured to run in Azure virtual machines
A virtual machine image (consisting of one or more VHD files) that is pre-configured to boot with your fully installed application
Fully managed application services for developers to use in a custom application development
The application or service categories available on Azure Marketplace are virtual machines, virtual machine extensions, multiple virtual machines, developer services, Azure Active Directory, web apps, API apps, and Microsoft Dynamics apps. Application categories not covered under the Microsoft Azure Certified program and their publication paths are as follows:
Azure Active Directory apps: Integrate Azure Active Directory identity management with your application, and help secure your customers´ access to your application along with access to Microsoft online services like Office 365 and a world of non-Microsoft SaaS applications.
Web apps: Integrate with Azure Web Apps to provide a simple way for users to explore, discover, install, and deploy your web app on Azure, and share your web app with millions of Azure users worldwide.
Business Solutions for Microsoft Dynamics: Discover, explore, and deploy easy-to-use, cloud-based business solutions for your industry or market directly from Azure Marketplace.
In general, your application or service must be relevant to developers and IT pros building applications and running their business on Azure.
In addition, you must meet the following business and technical requirements.
Also, you must agree to and comply with the terms and conditions listed in the Azure Marketplace Publisher Agreement and Microsoft Azure Marketplace Participation Policies.
Your application or service must pass validation tests confirming it is compatible with Azure and delivers a high-quality customer experience.
Your customers can expect that: