The new Office is now available for nonprofits

We’re excited to announce the availability of the new Office desktop applications for nonprofits through the Microsoft software donation program. Eligible nonprofit organizations and public libraries can order software through our nonprofit partner, TechSoup Global. Get started today. Features of the new cloud-integrated Office allow you to access and edit your documents using Word, Excel,…


Bringing local impact to life

Jean-Philippe Courtois, President, Microsoft International Storytelling is a time-honored tradition in communities and cultures around the globe. However in today’s world, getting the best stories to break through the “noise” can sometimes be a challenge, considering all the digital means we now have to share information. In my job, I come across great stories all…


How technology is helping German parents and children in need

Nestwärme e.V. Deutschland was founded in 1999 to help the nearly one million families in Germany caring for children with disabilities or chronic illnesses. Over 1,400 volunteers and more than 80 employees help take care of the children, which gives parents much-needed time for themselves. Whether it’s going to the doctor, running errands or simply…


Helping Sick Children Conquer Their Everest

The staff at A Chacun Son Everest (“Each has their own Everest”) can’t move mountains, but they can give sick children the opportunity to climb and conquer them, and for more than 17 years, they’ve been doing just that. A Chacun Son Everest is a French nonprofit organization (NPO) started by doctor and alpinist Christine…


Preparing Today’s Students for the Jobs of Tomorrow

Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Microsoft Education Note: Cross posted from the Microsoft on the Issues blog. This week, people from around the world will gather at two education events in London – the Education World Forum (EWF) and the BETT trade show – to discuss how technology can help improve the state of education…


Top five Microsoft Citizenship posts of 2010

As the year comes to an end it’s a great opportunity to both look forward to the coming year and review what’s happened over the past twelve months. We thought it would be interesting to highlight the top stories on the blog for 2010 as voted by our readers through their visits. It presents an…


Helping American Veteran Families in Need

While the holiday season is a time of joy for many people, it is also a time when we are reminded of the many American families who are struggling – not just during the holidays, but all year long. We were glad to be part of an effort to help one such family today. The…


Remote Access Proves Critical to New Zealand NGO after Earthquake

By Erica Lorraine Scheidt, Director of Marketing Communications at TechSoup Global Through my work with TechSoup Global, all kinds of amazing stories cross my desk, but a letter we received from the Cystic Fibrosis Association of New Zealand after their recent earthquake piqued my interest. A year earlier, when they had received donations from Microsoft…


Update: Free webinar shows you how Office 2010 can help your nonprofit

Editor’s Note: Due to a huge response, the webinar is now full, however you will be able to review a recording of the event at: http://bit.ly/ngowebinar On Tuesday, July 27th 2010 at 11am Pacific time (2pm Eastern) we are co-hosting a free webinar with TechSoup to provide you with advice and information on some of…

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Microsoft Office 2010 now available for nonprofits through our technology donations program

Earlier today we announced the worldwide availability of Microsoft Office 2010. This new release of the world’s most popular productivity software provides a range of tools that help nonprofits work more efficiently and effectively from managing e-mail, to connecting and working with colleagues online, and creating and sharing professional documents. Microsoft has long recognized the…

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