Cloud Essentials and Cloud Accelerate partners that enrolled between November 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011 do not need to meet the requirement to sell 50 seats per online service in order to maintain their free Internal Use Rights benefits in their second year of program enrolment. 

These partners have until June 30, 2012 to achieve the ‘50 seats sold per online service requirement’ to continue receiving free Internal Use Rights per online service (i.e. Office 365, Dynamics CRM Online, and Windows Intune). 

All partners enrolling after June 30, 2011 (i.e. starting July 1, 2011) will have one year from their enrolment date to meet the ‘50 seats sold per online service requirement’ to maintain free Internal Use Rights in their second year of program enrolment.

Partners will not have to meet any additional requirements to continue using their Windows Azure IUR benefit in year two of the program and beyond, regardless of when they enrolled in Cloud Essentials or Cloud Accelerate.

Cloud Essentials Partners will need to continue to meet all other program requirements to maintain enrolment in year two.  Cloud Accelerate partners will also need to meet the 8 deals/500 seats (of any online service combination) sales commitment in their first year of enrolment in Cloud Accelerate to qualify for their second year of program enrolment.