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Microsoft Commercial App Certification is a validation service for cloud and on-premise applications built-on or integrated with commercial Microsoft technologies such as Azure, SQL Server, Windows Server and others. Certification logo badges give customers confidence that your solution is:

Fully compatible with Microsoft technologies

Certification tests validate that the solution follows coding principles and integrates seamlessly with Microsoft technologies.

Managed by a trusted partner

Certified solutions are created and supported by validated and trustworthy partners.

Why certify your application
Rely on Microsoft brand equity to increase your application’s credibility.
Promote your application to enterprise customers with commercial catalogs.
Leverage the broad Microsoft ecosystem to increase procurement and utilization.
Certification for On-Premises applications

Certify applications built-on Microsoft enterprise technologies.

Windows Server 2019 Certification
NEW certification now available!
Get your app certified for Windows Server 2019 simultaneously when you certify for Windows Server 2016.
Learn more about certifying your application for Windows Server.

Windows Server Certification
No matter where you want to take your organization, get there with Windows Server – bringing the innovation behind the world’s largest cloud datacenter to yours.
Learn more about certifying your application for Windows Server.

SQL Server Certification
With SQL Server get the industry-leading performance and security of SQL Server on Windows, Linux, and Docker containers. Build modern applications using any data, any language, any platform – on-premises and in the cloud.
Learn more about certifying your application for Azure.

System Center Certification
Stay in control of your IT – across your environment and platforms – with System Center. Simplify the deployment, configuration, management, and monitoring of your infrastructure and virtualized software-defined datacenter, while increasing agility and performance.
Learn more about certifying your application for System Center.

Certification for Cloud & Hybrid applications

Certify applications built-on and/or integrated with Azure technologies.

Microsoft Azure Certified
Azure Certified program is a cloud application certification program for solutions listed on Azure Marketplace, AppSource and other Azure catalogs.
Learn more about certifying your application for Azure.

Azure SQL Database Certification
Make building and maintaining applications easier and more productive. With built-in intelligence that learns app patterns and adapts to maximize performance, reliability and data protection, Azure SQL Database is a cloud database built for developers.
Learn more about certifying your application for Azure SQL Database.

Use the certification logos
Windows Server application Use the Windows Server certification logo
SQL Server application Use the SQL Server certification logo
Azure SQL Database application Use the Azure SQL Database certification logo
Virtual Machine application

Use the Microsoft Azure Certified logo
Microsoft Partner Network Competency
Attainment of MPN Competency - currently not available

More information on requirements of the MPN ISV Competency
Promote your application thru Microsoft Intelligent Marketplace
Windows Server application, Azure SQL Database application, SQL Server application, Virtual Machine application Promote your application on Microsoft Surfaced catalog catalog
Virtual Machine application Promote your application on Azure Marketplace
Virtual Machine application syndication to Azure Stack. Syndicate your application from the Azure Marketplace to Microsoft enterprise customers, managed service providers and system integrators using Azure Stack.