by Anonymous -
Tue, 26/07/2011 - 13:54
Beginning today, July 27, 2011, organizations now have more
flexibility regarding when they can request Microsoft software donations and in
the product donations available. And, to make navigating the program easier,
we’re introducing the Microsoft Donation Center, where eligible organizations
can easily track their Microsoft requests, see the value of donations received
to date, and more.
the Microsoft Program Updates Benefit Your Organization
Request what you need, when you
need it: Organizations can now request Microsoft products as
needed, not just once per year. Also, there is no longer a five-seat minimum
requirement, so an organization can request just one license if that is all it
Get more complete solutions: Now organizations can request up to 10 different Microsoft titles
in each two-year cycle instead of 6, helping them to build more complete
solutions to help them meet their missions. And, with the addition of
Microsoft’s Get Genuine Windows product, organizations can ensure their
existing computers are running genuine versions of Microsoft operating systems
(learn more about Get Genuine here).
Easily see Microsoft donations details at a
glance: To help organizations manage their Microsoft donations, TechSoup has
created the Microsoft Donation Center (accessible from the My requests link
next to the My account link), where nonprofits can get all the key details in
one place. Organizations can easily track what’s been donated so far, what
remains of their software allotment, when their cycle resets, and more
nonprofit resources available from Microsoft.
Existing Microsoft Cycles Have Been Reset: If your organization is already participating in the Microsoft
Software Donation Program through TechSoup, your cycle has been reset! Your
two-year donation cycle will start again when you place your first Microsoft
request after July 27, 2011, and will reset every two years on the anniversary
of that request. Orders placed before July 27, 2011, will not count against
your new Microsoft software donation allotment.
To learn more about the updates to the Microsoft Software Donation
Program and how they affect your organization, visit our Overview of the
Microsoft Software Donation Program. Together with Microsoft, we’re excited
to help you understand the updates and how they can benefit your organization,
and – ultimately – your community.
Help Us Donate More: Spread the word!
Many organizations have benefited from software donations from
Microsoft, but there are many more still to reach! Help us spread the word to
our fellow nonprofits. Check out this great video(in English) on the impact of
Microsoft software donations and share it with your networks. You can also follow @msftcitizenship on Twitter
(in English) to hear more or find them on Facebook