In This Issue…
Each month we select topics for our Tech4Good e-newsletter that are as timely and relevant as possible for you as a nonprofit, and include articles that showcase technology solutions that are relevant to the sector. Over the past three months, Microsoft has gone through the biggest series of product launches in our history, including Windows 8 & the new Office 2013. We dedicate this newsletter to telling you more about them and how you can get your hands on them through our donation and charity pricing programmes. We’d also like to wish many of our friends a very happy Chinese New Year!
Meet Windows 8
At the end of October 2012, we launched Windows 8, which has now been downloaded millions of times. We think it’s fantastic! You will need to consider when the timing is right to upgrade for your organisation. These articles, reviews and examples will help you make an informed decision.
Training for Windows 8
Once you purchase a product or receive it by way of a donation, you must invest in training. There’s no point in buying a car if you don’t know how to drive it, right? Don’t make the mistake of assuming staff and volunteers intuitively know how to use new products. There are a number of online training courses available, plus we’ll be teaming up with Connecting UP Australia to bring you a webinar series from February – June 2013 with Windows 8 being one of the many webinar topics presented (see the sidebar for contact information).
The New Microsoft Office
Let your inner geek out by exploring the new features in Office 2013. We bet you’ll actually say “wow!” when you explore ‘flash fill’ in Excel 2013, and the PDF editing and embedded video-watching features in Word 2013.
Training for Office 2013
Whether you invest in classroom training or explore the online training resources that are available, taking the time to train on new products always pays off.
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NGO Connection Days
Get together with nonprofits to learn about the latest and greatest technology for the sector.
January & February 2013
Multiple cities around Sri Lanka
25 March 2013
China (city to be confirmed)
Hanoi, Viet Nam
Topic: Introduction to Windows 8
27 February 2013
12:00 – 1:15pm SGT
Register for the Windows 8 webinar now!