Welcome to Pinpoint!

What is Microsoft Pinpoint?
Pinpoint is a global technology marketplace and the largest directory of qualified IT providers and their software built on Microsoft technologies. Microsoft Pinpoint helps business customers find IT experts, software applications and professional services that address their specific needs.
Do I need to join Pinpoint to use it?
Pinpoint is a free service, open to everyone to search and browse. If you provide a software application or professional service and would like to appear on Pinpoint, please go to the Pinpoint Partner Centre.

Pinpoint offers you an easy way to find IT experts that provide solutions to your specific business and technology challenges. Using Pinpoint, you can:

  • Find the right software and professional services. Powerful search functions make it easy with relevant detailed product and service specifications. Customer Ratings and Reviews identify high-performing software and professionals.
  • Demo and download software solutions through direct links.
What are product-specific marketplaces powered by Pinpoint?

Microsoft product groups are aligning with the Pinpoint model to create marketplaces that are specifically designed to help business customers find trusted experts, and applications and services that enhance and easily integrate specific Microsoft products.

Powered by the Microsoft Pinpoint platform, these marketplaces give you greater visibility to Microsoft partners who specialise in specific products and product groups, and can best address your business issues and support your long-term goals. Search by product, business issue or location. Use the filters to fine-tune your search to find exactly what you need. With listings to serve you both locally and worldwide, finding the right expert, application or service is easier than ever.

The marketplaces also help developers and service providers get applications and professional services to the customers who need them.

Learn more.

Tips on Searching Pinpoint

How do I perform a basic search?
  1. Click the arrow in the upper right hand corner next to the market name and select a country.
  2. Enter your search criteria in the search bar OR click on the arrow in the Browse by Category tab and select a category (plus sub-category if applicable).
How do I search by application?
  1. Click the arrow in the upper right hand corner next to the market name and select a country.
  2. Click on the Applications link in the What are you looking for? box. (If you are on the home page, this will open a new page.)
  3. Enter the name of the application in the search bar.
  4. Click Search.

You have 3 options to narrow your search (Best Match is the default option):

  • Highlight Rating to see the applications matching your search criteria that have customer ratings and reviews.
  • Highlight Name to see the results in alphabetical order.
  • Highlight Release Date to see the applications matching your search criteria filtered by most recent release date.
How do I search by professional service?
  1. Click the arrow in the upper right hand corner next to the market name and select a country.
  2. Click the Professional Services link in the What are you looking for? box. (If you are on the home page, this will open a new page.)
  3. Enter the name of the professional service in the search bar.
  4. Click Search.

You have 2 options to narrow your search (Best Match is the default option):

  • Highlight Rating to see the companies matching your search criteria that have customer ratings and reviews.
  • Highlight Name to see the results in alphabetical order.
How do I search by company name?
  1. Click the arrow in the upper right hand corner next to the market name and select a country.
  2. Click the Companies link in the What are you looking for? box. (If you are on the home page, this will open a new page.)
  3. Enter the name of the company or its initials in the search bar.
  4. Click Search.

You have 2 options to narrow your search (Best Match is the default option):

  • Highlight Name to see the results in alphabetical order.
  • Highlight Rating to see the companies matching your search criteria that have customer ratings and reviews.
How do I search by geographic area?
  1. Click the arrow in the upper right hand corner next to the market name and select a country.
  2. Click the Companies link in the What are you looking for? box. (If you are on the home page, this will open a new page.)
  3. Enter the name of the company in the search bar.
  4. Enter the city or postcode in the Location box and click Search.
  5. Alternatively, you could choose a Business Need, Competency, etc. (which automatically starts the search function).

Ratings and Reviews

Clicking on the button Submit a Review on the partner’s Review page (or App/Service overview page) will open a new screen that asks you to sign in with your Microsoft account credentials (formerly Windows Live ID). Don’t have a Microsoft account? You can get one on the sign-in page.


Once you are signed in, you create a nickname (to keep your comments anonymous). Then follow the prompts to rate the service, application or company and offer your comments. Please share your opinion using the Pinpoint Review Guidelines.

Where’s my review?
It will take 24-48 hours for your review to appear on Pinpoint. If after three working days your review is not visible, please contact the Pinpoint team. Note that if your review does not follow the Pinpoint Review Guidelines, it may have been rejected.

All About Partners

What are Microsoft partners?
The Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) recognises business-technology companies that sell software applications and professional services based on Microsoft offerings as partners. Learn more about MPN and the levels of partner membership here.
How do I become a Microsoft partner?
Partners are companies that offer business-technology software applications or professional services built on Microsoft technologies. As a partner, special tools and resources are available to you that support your businesses through the sales cycle to become more profitable. Find out if the Microsoft Partner Network is right for you here.
What are Microsoft Partner Competencies?
Microsoft Partners that take part in a rigorous Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) certification programme earn competency “badges”. These competencies are listed on company profiles and application and service listings. Each competency earned shows the partner has met specific criteria to ensure the quality and reliability of the applications and services they offer. See a complete list of MPN competencies.

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