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Fundraising and donor management software for small to medium-sized organizations
Human resource tracking software (electronic delivery only)
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Protection against viruses, spyware, spam, and other security risks for up to 10 devices, managed locally or in the cloud
Protection against viruses, spyware, spam, and other security risks for up to 25 devices, managed locally or in the cloud
Protection against viruses, spyware, spam, and other security risks for up to 50 devices, managed locally or in the cloud
Fundraising and donor management software for small to medium-sized organizations with enhanced capacity and features
Virtualization software that allows you to run Windows or other operating systems on a Mac
Virtualization software that allows you to run multiple operating systems simultaneously on a Windows or Linux PC
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To help you decide whether Windows is a good fit for your organization, we've come up with four questions for you to consider.
If you decide your nonprofit or library is ready to switch to Microsoft's Windows 8.1 operating system, it is time to make an upgrade plan. Verify that your systems meet the technical requirements and let us walk you through steps to take before and during an install.
To help you decide whether Windows 8.1 is a good fit for your nonprofit or library, we've come up with four questions for you to consider.
This article tells you what ISO files are and how can you use them to install your nonprofit's or library's Microsoft software donations with them.
Developing an IT system can be complicated. From time to time, organizations need outside help to build or improve a database, upgrade a network, install new equipment, migrate to cloud services, and so forth. We gathered plainspoken insights from a veteran IT consultant and a technology contract lawyer on what every organization needs in an IT consulting contract.
Once your organization has decided it's ready to upgrade to Windows 7 and has verified that it meets the technical requirements to do so, it's time to begin planning for the upgrade itself. This article will walk you through steps to take before and during an install.
If your nonprofit or library needs to perform a clean installation of a Microsoft Windows operating system due to lacking a DVD drive on a computer, reformatting your drives before an upgrade, or requesting Get Genuine Windows, this article can help ensure you can do it using downloadable ISO files.
Learn about the differences between retail products and products available through the Volume Licensing Service Center.
Learn about the available editions of Microsoft Windows Server and the licensing requirements.
With the right hardware upgrades, you may be able to boost your computer's performance. This guide will help you understand what hardware to upgrade, and when to upgrade it.
You can use Software Assurance to upgrade your software for free. If your benefits have expired, you can renew them.
In addition to free software upgrades, Software Assurance provides many other benefits for TechSoup donation recipients.
Considering an upgrade to Office 2010 but not sure how it'll impact your organization? We take a look at Office 2010, its features, improvements, and compatibility with earlier versions.
Microsoft 365 is an all-in-one solution for an operating system, Office 365, and next-level mobility and security features. And for nonprofits, there are a number of licensing options and support services available through TechSoup.
Learn about the available editions of Microsoft Exchange Server and the licensing requirements.
The newest version of Microsoft Office is an overall improvement from previous versions, with new features and a refreshed user interface. Eligible nonprofits, charities, and public libraries can now request donated Office software through TechSoup.
Hardware and software come in 32-bit and 64-bit options. Which one do you have? Which one do you need? This article will help you figure that out.
In the final article in our three-part series, we'll outline the places to look when your server behaves badly.
Your old computer might have some life left in it. But dropping it off at your favorite nonprofit, charity, or library might not be the best way to pass it on. Learn about the environmentally smartest options in this article.
Servers form an important function in any network. Learn more about them, and some key ways they can help build a better network and computing infrastructure. Find out if you are ready to move from a peer-to-peer network to a server-client one, and what to look for to best fit the needs at your organization.
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A few years ago I worked for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s U.S. Library Program help desk, where I fielded thousands of calls about the peculiar difficulties of making a computer available ...
We realize that upgrading software, hardware, and tools is often much more complicated than it seems like it should be. For example, we know many organizations upgraded their Microsoft XP or Vista ma...
Now that it's time to upgrade from Windows XP (it retires in early April 2014), you may well be wondering how much of your current software and hardware will work on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. Fortuna...
As of January 12, 2016, Microsoft has ended support for Windows 8 (not Windows 8.1). Not many people use the plain old 8 version of the operating system, since it was followed up by a free upgrade to...
Have you been wondering how Microsoft's Windows 7 and Windows 8 compare? I just thought a quick look at the features in both Windows 7 and Windows 8 might help answer the question: Is there any reaso...
You back up your organization's computers , so why shouldn't you back up your staffs' smartphones or tablets? It can be a tedious chore, but if you use mobile devices at your organization, it is like...
Give me a minute. This is a tale worth listening to and it combines these two things: Providing support for those looking to rebuild their lives after jail and Microsoft upgrades. …Yep, really. So le...
You may be getting your donated and discounted software from TechSoup, but did you know we have computers, networking equipment, and other hardware in stock? This, the first installment of a four-par...
People-OnTheGo will be presenting a complimentary webinar, Getting Started with Office 2013 and 365 , on Thursday, April 4 at noon Pacific time. Register now for the free session! With the release of...
I've been following the IT press as it's been covering the much-publicized Windows 8 launch over the last few months. Having a passion for keeping IT equipment alive and well as long as possible, I'v...
Here are the ways your organization can get Windows 10 licenses through TechSoup.
Wielka Orkiestra Swiatecznej Pomocy (The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation)
Greenpeace Czech Republic
On April 4, Microsoft announced a number of changes to its nonprofit discount and donation program. Learn more about it in this post.
Learn about the new Microsoft 365 Business license offer for nonprofit organizations and how TechSoup can help optimize this and other cloud solutions.
The Hunger Project India
Family Planning Association of India
South County Community Services
Discover how the built-in security features of Microsoft Office 365 help protect your organization's systems and data from external hackers and from mistakes by your internal staff.
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A computer in my organization currently runs with Vista, but the user is not happy with the format. Can I purchase the XP professional upgrade and use it to replace the Vista on the computer. Thanks ...
Our organization was donated 2 desktop computers with i5 64bit 4GB RAM with Windows 7 Enterprise OS installed. I was able to "validate" the OS with Microsoft using our KEY from TechSoup. When I went ...
Organization: friends of the Porkies. We would like to upgrade our financial laptop to windows 10. However after looking at operating system requirements on this laptop it has Windows 7 Premium Home ...
Thanks for the info!
I love vista and have had very few issues with it. But your downgrade rights are lised below: http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/f/4/5f4c83d3-833e-4f11-8cbd-699b0c164182/royaltyoemreferenceshee...
Our non-profit is in the process of upgrading our server which at the present is Windows Server 2003 / small business. I am looking at server 2008 or 2013 we only have 5 email associated with the org...
Hello! We recently purchased the Windows 10 Upgrade offered by Microsoft. I asked Microsoft if there is a need for me to "prove" that I am using this purchase as an upgrade (by submitting the old Win...
I was looking at the upgrade page for small businesses. I have Windows 7 Professional not a Home version. Am I eligible for this upgrade? Deb Dumont Community Library
Hi, and welcome to TechSoup. I'm assuming you're referring to TechSoup's upgrade offering. That offer says: If your device doesn't meet the requirements for an upgrade product, you might be eligible ...
Via Software Assurance: https://blogs.windows.com/business/2015/01/30/windows-10-for-enterprise-more-secure-and-up-to-date/
If you have OS 7, 8 or 8.1 you can upgrade your OS to windows 10. You just have to open that link http://www.techomag.com/how-to-upgrade-to-windows-10/ , follow the steps and then enjoy windows 10.
I was wondering if anyone could help....I recently purchased the Windows XP upgrade from techsoup. I received three different installation CD's and no instructions. Do I need to install all three and ...
I bought the Windows Vista Business edition from TechSoup and received a volume license key/Product ID which will not work to activate Windows. I have 24 days to activate the product but when I try to...
At my nonprofit agency, we are currently running 25 Windows 2000 workstations. I am considering purchasing the Windows XP Professional Upgrade through TechSoup. However, because of many problems I hav...
Does the Windows XP Pro Upgrade upgrade a standard Windows 2000 system?
I recently purcahsed xp upgrade from techsoup. Three disks arrived with no installation instructions. The only thing on these disks is dates, they are not numbereed 1-3?????? Does anyone know how to p...
We just recently purchased some Acer AOD150 notebooks that came with Windows XP Home Edition SP3 on them and I am trying to upgrade them to Windows XP Pro to join them to our domain. I was sent the i...
We currently have about 300 OEM Windows 7 Pro computers. We want to upgrade to Windows 10. Will your "Windows Operating System Upgrade" choice work?
I appreciate the donation but the Windows 7 gift is becoming a pain. We are at the stage of having to download and install Windows 7 (full version) which requires uninstalling XP Professional. Yes, m...
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Windows 10 is the latest operating system from Microsoft and includes a whole range of exciting new features that include Edge, the new, secure web browser; virtual desktops for managing multiple workspaces; and Cortana, your virtual personal assistant. In this free webinar, Microsoft's Anthony Kinsey shows you the operating system, highlighting features for your organization along the way. TechSoup staff will share the ins and outs of upgrading based on your existing operating systems, which include totally free and low-fee options specifically for nonprofits, churches, and public libraries.
In this recorded webinar, we hear from TechSoup Technology Analyst Ariel Gilbert-Knight, who provides a framing of Windows 8 for nonprofits and libraries. Microsoft's Namita Das then takes a look at questions from the Windows 8 Demo, including those on public access and enterprise level uses of Windows 8.
Interested in discovering more about Windows 8, Microsoft's new operating system? Check out this demo designed to help nonprofits and libraries learn more!
With Microsoft's official end of support date for Windows XP on April 8, 2014 there was never a better time to consider getting the latest and most modern productivity platform for your organization. We want to make sure YOUR nonprofit or library understands the advantages of moving forward, with access to the latest version of the Windows operating system, and have the information you need to pick what will best suit your organization's needs.
Join Microsoft and TechSoup for a webinar to show off the latest features in the new Windows operating system. In addition, get help deciding whether Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 is right for your organization, since Windows XP support will be retiring in a few short months