Marketplace

Labs for ISV Partners publishing their solutions on the commercial marketplace

Introduction

Microsoft’s commercial marketplace is a catalog of solutions and services from our partner network. Microsoft partners can use Partner Center to create, publish and manage their solutions and services offerings in the commercial marketplace. Solutions are listed in Microsoft’s online stores, alongside Microsoft’s own solutions, connecting you with businesses, organizations, and government agencies around the world.

This lab will introduce you to some of the essential concepts and terminology of the commercial marketplace with a particular focus on ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) building solutions on Azure and publishing to the marketplace. The focus will be on applications rather than services.

Note: The terms “solution”, “ISV solution” and “application” will be used interchangeably throughout.

Sections

Introduction

Introduction to the commercial marketplace

Partner Center

Enrolling in Partner Center to Publish Offers

Offer Type

Determining your Offer Type

Publish a VM Offer

VM Offers are intended for deploying a single virtual machine.

Publish a Managed App

Azure Apps Offer