As you probably know, submitting a customer reference earns you Partner Points and Partner Points help you move from a Registered Level Partner to Certified to Gold Certified. In addition, the Microsoft Partner Locator tools also list how many references your company has when clients search for a Microsoft Partner online. A customer reference describes a project you have implemented for a customer. Once you submit the reference, and it has been approved by your customer, you are awarded Partner Points.
There have been a few questions on how to enter customer references, how they work, who can create them, etc., so I am posting about a Guide to Managing Customer References that we have available on the Microsoft Partner Portal to help you through this process and answer your questions.
Thank you and have a wonderful day,
Microsoft US Senior Manager
Small Business Community Engagement
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