So what is a vTSP or V-TSP?

My email signature contains just a few of the letters in my professional alphabet soup.  Obviously I promote the fact that I am a certified master on Exchange. And I do like to teach when I have time, so I have MCT in my signature.  But the one that gathers most of the attention is the V-TSP / vTSP. (You will see this written both ways.)

It takes a lot to earn your MCM, yet the number one question I get – what is a V-TSP?

Here is the answer:  A Virtual Technology Solutions Professional (V-TSP) is an employee of a Microsoft Partner who is acting as an extension of the Microsoft team in the capacity of pre-sales technical support.  As a V-TSP, I have ability to position, demonstrate, design and implement Microsoft solutions.

Why is it a benefit to clients that I am a V-TSP?  Honestly, Microsoft provides us significant access as members of the V-TSP program.  A few examples:

  • We’re given Microsoft network credentials, email address and VPN access.  We can use these to gain additional access to Microsoft internal resources (similar to what’s available to full time employees).
  • Access to guidance on technical learning plans, solution training, advanced technical training material and Pilot/PoC/ADS training material.
  • Tighter integration with product teams.
  • Additional training outside of what is available to other partners or the public.

Between the access granted to the Exchange Ranger / Master community via completing my MCM, and the benefits granted through the V-TSP program, I have access to a wealth of knowledge that I did not have even one year ago.

Special Thanks to Microsoft for creating the V-TSP program.  It really is empowering to the program members.

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