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Use Pinpoint to Research Microsoft Experts, Apps, and Services

2012 July 18
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[Microsoft Pinpoint](http://pinpoint.microsoft.com/ “Microsoft Pinpoint’s homepage”) is an online directory of Microsoft product experts, Microsoft compatible software, and services built around Microsoft products. They have an excellent search functionality too. With it, you can filter results on terms for business needs, competencies, and industry focus.

## Pinpoint High Quality Listings

Pinpoint is a great tool for quickly pulling up a collection of Microsoft related listings. However, it is more than just a simple listing service. All of the listings on Pinpoint are Microsoft Certified Partners. Every listed business has solid Microsoft support and has established itself as a quality Microsoft resource.

You’re encouraged to post reviews of your experiences with the listed Microsoft Partners. In order to submit a review, you need to have a [Windows Live ID or a Microsoft Passport account](https://login.live.com “Log in or sign up for a Windows Live ID”), so any Partner reviews you find on Pinpoint are by real people. Take _that_, SpamBot!

## Pinpoint for Customers and for Partners

The reviews you find on Microsoft Pinpoint will help you determine the reputation and quality of the listed Partner. In this way, it makes being a customer a whole lot easier.

Being a Partner on Pinpoint is great too. Listing [Advisicon](http://pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/PartnerDetails.aspx?PartnerId=4295604986 “Advisicon’s Pinpoint listing”) in Pinpoint has given us another avenue to communicate with our customers. We read all of the reviews we receive. The reviews let us know what our customers think we’re doing well and give us insight into what we could be doing better.

## Winning

It turns out that Microsoft Pinpoint is helpful for everybody. Customers can find listings quickly and easily. They can analyze the quality of the expert, application, or service through the reviews.

Customers have a forum for publicly providing feedback.

Partners get the chance to improve their visibility with their customers. The reviews Partners receive from customers help to improve the quality of service they can provide.

With Pinpoint, everybody wins.

## Review Us

With all of that said, [we want to hear from _you_](http://pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/PartnerDetails.aspx?PartnerId=4295604986&CurrentTab=2 “Review us on Pinpoint”). If you’ve worked with us, how did it go? How could we improve our service to you?

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Jeff Jacobson-Swartfager is the Technical Communications Advisor at Advisicon, a Project Management consulting company with a global headquarters based in Vancouver, Washington. Advisicon specializes in training for project management best practices and the use of Microsoft’s project management tools like Microsoft Project, Project Server, and SharePoint.

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