August 29, 2018
Microsoft’s August 31, 2018 CSP Direct partner deadline is fast-approaching. By this date, partners must either purchase support packages that cost a minimum of $15,000 or get comparable services from a distribution partner.
Avoid paying hefty support fees by [switching to Pax8 today](http://go.pax8.com/microsoft-csp?utm_source=LinkedIn&utm_medium=Advert&utm_campaign=WingmanCSP_2018&utm_term=Microsoft&utm_content=Newsletter_Landing_Page). We provide the necessary support to meet Microsoft’s program requirements while also empowering you to grow your practice with these transformational tools, programs, and resources:
1. Quote-to-Cash Wingman Experience
If you’re looking for ways to improve your Microsoft practice, Pax8 can help. We’ve simplified the quote-to-cash experience and empower our partners to capture double-digit margins when selling Microsoft products as part of a total solution. And by avoiding the direct support fee, you could make more over the year. Want to learn more? [Get the Pax8 Wingman CSP Guide now](http://go.pax8.com/rs/878-YDC-715/images/CSPProgramOverview.pdf?utm_source=Newsletter_Landing_Page&utm_medium=Button_Link&utm_campaign=WingmanCSP_2018&utm_term=Microsoft&utm_content=Guide).
2. Q&A Panel to Answer All Your Questions
Our Pax8 channel experts teamed up with Microsoft to let you know all the ways your business can benefit from moving your CSP business through Pax8. [Watch a replay of the panel](http://go.pax8.com/microsoft-csp-webinar?utm_source=Newsletter_Landing_Page&utm_medium=Button_Link&utm_campaign=WingmanCSP_2018&utm_term=Microsoft&utm_content=Webinar).
3. Microsoft Boot Camps
Supporting our partners doesn’t end at the sale. In addition to delivering a quote-to-cash management platform that simplifies provisioning and billing, we also offer free educational opportunities surrounding Azure. These exclusive and highly sought-after events get MSPs trained and enabled on Microsoft Azure for free. [See for yourself](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPMeppQPUOQ&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=Newsletter_Landing_Page&utm_medium=Button_Link&utm_campaign=WingmanCSP_2018&utm_term=Microsoft&utm_content=Video).
4. Award-Winning Partner Program
Designed to help MSPs grow a profitable cloud services practice, the Pax8 Cloud Wingman partner program has won industry and vendor recognition alike for its dedication to partner success. Here are just a few of the highlights:
* Pre-Sales Support
* Post-Sales Support
* Curated, High-Margin Cloud Solutions
* Quote-to-Cash Management Platform
Better still, Pax8 was recognized by Microsoft as a distribution disruptor for Azure and Office 365. [Watch a replay of a live panel](https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=vEPd3UZu-xo&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=Newsletter_Landing_Page&utm_medium=Button_Link&utm_campaign=WingmanCSP_2018&utm_term=Microsoft&utm_content=Interview) discussing how MSPs win when they partner with Microsoft and Pax8.
**Microsoft Boot Camp**
Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming Microsoft + Pax8 boot camp in Irvine, California. At the event, Pax8 will walk you through the 120-day roadmap on how to adopt an Azure practice and offer more details about the company's Wingman Professional Services. If you are interested in signing up, please contact your Cloud Solutions Advisor.
**Not yet a Pax8 partner?**
Only Pax8 partners get to enjoy all the profitability-boosting programs and resources listed above. If you’ve been thinking about making the move, now’s the time to do it. The August 31 deadline is fast-approaching, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find better margins and support elsewhere. [Become a Pax8 partner now](https://www.pax8.com/#/partnerSignUp).