There is a lot of Microsoft information floating around Orlando, Florida today as Microsoft hosts another Ignite conference. Among the free-flowing info about Microsoft and its IT and developer initiatives is the newly released announcement that the company has met its 2016 commitment to donate $1 billion in cloud computing resources to nonprofits.
Microsoft's supplemental cloud package for organizations continued its cloud donation program which tripled the number of non-profits it will be able to aid over the next three years.
The final philanthropic bit of news we were able to surface was the launch of a new Tech for Social Impact group. Today, Microsoft announced the first set of offerings from the new group which includes Microsoft 365 for Nonprofits and Nonprofit Surface discounts for the first time ever.
- Microsoft 365 for Nonprofits, a complete, intelligent solution, including Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security, that will empower nonprofits to be more creative and collaborate more easily. In a world where cyberattacks challenge organizations and place their beneficiaries at risk, Microsoft 365 offers a comprehensive shield through identity and access management, and information and threat protection.
- Discounts on Surface Books and Surface Pros. Nonprofits deserve devices that will help them unlock the true potential of their people and teams, and improve the impact they have in the world. Surface devices bring the best of Office 365 to life and are designed to help people unlock their creativity and do more, through power, performance and unmatched inking. Now every nonprofit can more easily access the best of Office 365 and Windows 10, from inking, to biometrics to 3D experiences, and help improve and impact the lives of others. Microsoft Stores will offer 10 percent off on Surface and discounts will also be available through Surface channel partners.
Keep it locked here at OnMSFT for more information regarding Microsoft's Cloud for Good initiatives.