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How to Use Your Microsoft Donation

Find how to make the most of your donated Microsoft software

February 01, 2017

From office productivity tools to operating systems to server apps, Microsoft offers a variety of donated products to help your organization do its work better. Check out the following resources to help you make the most of your Microsoft donation.

Need help managing your Microsoft donation requests? Just go to the Microsoft Donation Center. There you can track your donations, see what else you can request during the current cycle, access past emails, and more.

How to Upgrade to Windows 8.1

If your organization decides that it's ready to switch to Windows 8.1 and has verified that it meets the technical requirements to do so, it is time to make an upgrade plan. This article will walk you through steps to take before and during an install.

Are You Ready for Microsoft Office 365 for Nonprofits?

Eligible nonprofits and charities can now receive donated and newly discounted versions of Office 365 tailored especially toward nonprofits. And because nonprofits come in different sizes and have diverse technology needs, there are four plans to choose from.

Software Assurance Benefits Included with Microsoft Donations

Did you know that Microsoft includes two years of Software Assurance with all Volume Licensing products it donates through TechSoup? Software Assurance is a significant benefit that adds value to your software donation. Your Software Assurance benefits may include everything from free software upgrades to free Microsoft E-Learning courses. Our guide to Software Assurance Benefits explains it all.

Microsoft Office: What Your Org Should Know

The newest version of Microsoft Office is an overall improvement from previous versions, with new features and a refreshed user interface. The productivity suite has also been optimized for touchscreen devices, such as tablets and all-in-one PCs with touch monitors. See what's new.

Additional Microsoft Support Resources

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Microsoft Corporate Citizenship

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