Make The Most Of Your Microsoft Software Donation


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Make The Most Of Your Microsoft Software Donation

  1. 1. Make the Most of your Microsoft Software Donation Audio is only available by calling this number: Conference Call: 866-740-1260 Access Code: 6339392 Sponsored by
  2. 2. Using ReadyTalk <ul><li>Chat & raise hand </li></ul><ul><li>Mute = *6, Unmute = *7 </li></ul><ul><li>If you lose your internet connection, reconnect using the link emailed to you. </li></ul><ul><li>If you lose your phone connection, r e-dial the phone number and re-join. </li></ul><ul><li>ReadyTalk support: 800-843-9166 </li></ul>
  3. 3. You are being recorded… <ul><li>This seminar will be available on the TechSoup website along with past webinar presentations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You will receive a link to this presentation, material and links. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask follow-up questions in the Software Forum: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Facilitator: Becky Wiegand, TechSoup Presenters: Lindsay Bealko, Sarah Hiller Make the Most of your Microsoft Software Donation Sponsored by
  5. 5. Today’s Speakers Answering chat questions: Kami Griffiths, Laura Newton and Gregory Seeley (TechSoup) Becky Wiegand TechSoup Lindsay Bealko Microsoft Community Affairs Sarah Hiller Microsoft Community Affairs
  6. 6. Agenda <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Audience Q&A </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Impact Story Contest </li></ul><ul><li>About TechSoup </li></ul>
  7. 7. By the end of this session, you will: <ul><li>Know more about the types of products offered through Microsoft donations </li></ul><ul><li>Understand what to expect when receiving MS donation via TechSoup </li></ul><ul><li>Be ready to access 2 benefits included with all Microsoft software donations </li></ul><ul><li>Have 2 new resource web sites to help you make the most of your MS donation </li></ul>
  8. 8. First, tell us about YOU! <ul><li>Use the “raise hand” feature to respond: </li></ul><ul><li>How many of you have received MS donations from TechSoup? </li></ul><ul><li>How many have in the past 2 years? </li></ul><ul><li>How many of you have more than 50 computers at your organization? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Microsoft software donations program <ul><li>Microsoft has donated software for more than 20 years </li></ul><ul><li>In partnership with TechSoup for 10+ yrs </li></ul><ul><li>FY08 by the numbers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>31,000 NGOs served in… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>105 countries (with TechSoup in 25) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>>$370M worth of software donated </li></ul></ul>
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  11. 11. What products are available? Office Communications Server 2007 ($40 admin fee): Provides instant messaging, conferencing, presence and VoIP telephony. Exchange Server 2007 ($52 admin fee): The industry's leading e-mail, calendaring, and unified messaging server. Combined with Microsoft Office, it delivers a best-in-class messaging and collaboration solution. Small Business Server 2008 Premium ($62 admin fee): Provides small orgs w/ file/print sharing, email server, tools to manage I-net access, internal Web sites, remote access, backup tools, & more. Supports up to 75 users. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 ($265 admin fee): Provides single location where team members can efficiently collaborate, find resources, search for information, and manage content.
  12. 12. What products are available? Office Professional Plus 2007 ($20 admin fee): Essential tools for email, word processing, data analysis, and more Visio Standard 2007 ($10 admin fee): Create charts and schedules to help with project management Microsoft Office Groove 2007 ($9 admin fee): Work dynamically and effectively even if team members work for different organizations, remotely, or offline. Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 ($8 admin fee) is a digital notebook that lets you gather notes in one place and easily search to find past notes.
  13. 13. What products are available? Communicator 2007 ($2 admin fee): Working with Office Communications Server, this tool allows you to communicate with your colleagues using instant messaging, voice, or video. Expression Web 2 ($12 admin fee): Build an informative web site to publicize your new nonprofit. Publisher 2007 ($7 admin fee): Easily design newsletters, flyers, postcards and more. Microsoft Math ($2 admin fee): A collection of tools, tutorials, and instructions that helps students learn mathematical concepts while quickly solving math and science problems.
  14. 14. Example Product Page
  15. 15. Not sure what to order? <ul><li>Use tech planning and assessment resources available on TechSoup </li></ul><ul><li>Work w/ a volunteer, tech-savvy board member, or IT consultant to assess needs </li></ul><ul><li>Post ? s to community forums in TechSoup </li></ul><ul><li>Call the MS Sales Help Line at 1-800-426-9400 for volume licensing support </li></ul>
  16. 16. Before ordering, consider: <ul><li>Over the next 12 months, will you… </li></ul><ul><li>Hire new staff? </li></ul><ul><li>Buy new computers? </li></ul><ul><li>Add a server? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Request enough Client Access Licenses ( CALs ) to access servers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Take on tech projects that will require new software tools? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS donates software to help w/ project management, web design & more </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Before ordering, consider: <ul><li>Over the next 12 months, will you… </li></ul><ul><li>Hire new staff? </li></ul><ul><li>Buy new computers? </li></ul><ul><li>Add a server? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Request enough Client Access Licenses ( CALs ) to access servers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Take on tech projects that will require new software tools? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS donates software to help w/ project management, web design & more </li></ul></ul>TIP : Do your hardware & software review each year as you plan your annual budget. Consider what MS titles you might need donated & budget for the admin fees!
  18. 18. What to Expect: Receiving products 1. Receive award letter via email – Congratulations, lists software items donated, notes that CDs/DVDs have been mailed. When bought at a retail outlet: When received as a donation via TechSoup: vs. 2. Receive email from – provides instructions on how to get volume license keys from website.
  19. 19. Volume Licensing Service Center servicecenter/Home.aspx
  20. 20. Fringe benefits <ul><li>MS donations come with built-in benefits like… </li></ul>
  21. 21. More more more… <ul><li>… resources to help you make the most of your software donation! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NGO Connection web site ( ngo ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Office Online ( ) </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. NGO Connection <ul><li>A website to assist NGOs in accessing and using technology including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Software Donations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT Skills Curriculum and Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NGO community resource: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find case studies and videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>of nonprofits using technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access software support </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Microsoft’s NGO Connection site
  24. 24. NGO Stories (i.e. great case studies)
  25. 25. Microsoft Office Online <ul><li>Free online training modules </li></ul><ul><li>Helpful templates for MS Office products </li></ul><ul><li>Extended access to clipart & photos </li></ul>
  26. 27. Useful Templates
  27. 28. Free Online Training
  28. 29. Questions? Submit your questions using the chat box.
  29. 30. Continue the Discussion… <ul><li>Ask follow-up questions in the Software Forum: </li></ul>
  30. 31. Microsoft Impact Story Contest <ul><li>Contest details: </li></ul><ul><li>By entering your organization will be eligible to win $5000 in cash plus $25,000 worth of donated Microsoft product! </li></ul>Microsoft wants to hear about the impact your organization has had through the creative use of donated Microsoft technologies.
  31. 32. More Microsoft Webinars <ul><li>In June, we hope to offer some more webinars such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Successful Uses of SharePoint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commerce Server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roadmap to Microsoft Online Learning & Tutorials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office Live: Online communication & collaboration </li></ul></ul>Exact dates & topics to be announced in By The Cup
  32. 33. Get the Most Out of TechSoup <ul><li>At TechSoup, you’ll find a range of technology services to help your nonprofit: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read helpful articles in our Learning Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Request donated software , hardware, and online services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join our community forums to learn from your colleagues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Browse upcoming events and conferences </li></ul></ul>
  33. 34. Thank you to our Webinar Sponsor! ReadyTalk offers dedicated product demos for TechSoup organizations 4 times per week: Monday   1:00 pm Mountain Standard Time (MST) Wednesday   9:00 am MST Thursday   1:00 pm MST Friday   9:00 am MST For more information:
  34. 35. Thank you! For more information contact: Becky Wiegand [email_address]