Microsoft Office 365 available for Indian NGOs

Microsoft India announced the Office 365 for Nonprofits for qualifying nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).

Its software donation program is available today in 41 countries including India, and will be in up to 90 countries by July 2014.

Office 365 for Nonprofits access to Microsoft’s always up-to-date Office cloud service, tailored to the needs of nonprofits.

Microsoft says Office 365 for Nonprofits increases an organization’s ability to work from anywhere with access to documents and files by using Office applications optimized for use across PCs, smartphones and tablets.

Nonprofits can work together across an organization by using familiar Office applications with email, shared calendar, document sharing, and video conferencing.


Office 365 for Nonprofits includes access to easy-to-use admin controls and the ability to install Office without uninstalling previous versions, Microsoft said on Wednesday.

In addition, Office 365 for Nonprofits allows organizations to spend less time on IT maintenance, while providing access to always up-to-date technology that is simple and easy to use. Office 365 for Nonprofits is financially backed by security features and a 99.9 percent uptime guarantee.

“At Microsoft, we’ve always recognized the importance of the work that nonprofits and NGOs undertake to bring about a positive impact to society. We believe that by making the latest technology accessible to them, we can help them accomplish even more,” said Manju Dhasmana, communty affairs manager, Microsoft India.

In fiscal year 2013, Microsoft donated $795 million in cash, software and services to 70,286 nonprofits in more than 115 countries around the world.

Microsoft India has donated Rs 3,773,855,408 since 2004, including cash and software grants.

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