This follows responses from channel partners that they were not ready for the overhaul, which Microsoft made public at its WPC knees-up, because their cloud business was not yet widely developed.
„Since WPC, we received a lot of feedback that more time was needed to prepare for cloud mainstreaming and that we must approach these changes more simply – both were core to this decision,“ said Julie Bennani, GM for the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) in a blog.
Of course it would have been simpler if the programme architects in Redmond listened a little more closely to the desires of their supposed nearest and dearest, but such is the way of things in vendor land.
Redmond, Sie haben ein Problem. Ein großes.