Podcast: Microsoft New Commerce CSP changes


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Microsoft recently announced a range of upcoming changes to CSP via their “New Commerce Experience” and it’s safe to say that it’s caused some consternation among Microsoft partners – and rightly so really.

Westcoast invited me onto their “Cloud Talk” podcast to talk through some of these changes, what they mean for partners, and what the future might look like. We also talk about the Microsoft 365 price increases.

I had a great time talking to Tom about all this and hope you find the podcast useful and interesting – we cover quite a bit in 34 minutes! Check it out on Spotify here:

For more background, check out my blog posts:

New Commerce Experience changes

Microsoft 365 price increases

First CWACOL podcast episode now live!


I first mentioned launching this podcast at the tail end of 2019 but various factors, including the whole global pandemic, put me behind schedule. However – wait no longer – the first episode of the ‘Cloudy with a chance of Licensing’ podcast is here, whoop whoop!

I sat down with Deidré Jones of Zebra Perspectives to talk about what’s involved in being a Microsoft partner and how to get the most out of the relationship – for both parties. I’ve known Diedré for quite a while, from my own years as a Microsoft channel partner, and it was great to catch up and talk through some of the elements you need to consider and work at when building the relationship.

I must point out that we recorded this pre-COVID-19 so it was before all the conferences, including Microsoft Inspire, went digital! That said, it all still makes a lot of sense 😁

I’m raring to get more of these recorded and published now! I’ll be getting in touch with those of you who expressed an interest originally (thank you!) but please feel free to drop me a line and let’s get something moving 😀 🎙

Cloudy with a chance of Licensing podcast – coming soon!


I put out a LinkedIn post and tweet the other week to se who’d be interested in joining me on a Microsoft-focused podcast…and it turns out quiete a few people would! The response was fantastic and means that the CWACOL podcast will definitely be happening – and soon. I’ve got a few things to get out of the way first and then I can start recording some awesome podcasts with some awesome people 😁

If you’ve already been in touch, thank you! If not, and you fancy chatting about anything and everything Microsoft – licensing, new products, hardware, the partner channel, working with Microsoft, Surface, development, ISV, etc. – drop me a comment/tweet/LinkedIn DM/email etc. and we’ll get something setup.

Look out for the first episode in the coming weeks!

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