Important changes to Microsoft’s donation programme on tt-exchange

A blog post from Microsoft’s Tech for Social Impact group recently laid out changes to their charitable offerings, which may affect charities looking to access products through tt-exchange.

In this article, we’ve summarised the most important changes that Microsoft have announced in relation to their donation programme.

Adobe Lightroom CC – top tips from leading photographers

Adobe ran an online event last week to provide top tips on photo-editing in Adobe Lightroom – from some of the UK’s most followed photographers on Instagram and added the video up to YouTube.

If you don’t have a couple of hours to kill watching the video, you can quickly read this write-up of the top tips their experts shared!

A guide to Veritas Backup and Recovery Products

Veritas System Recovery (Server Edition) and Veritas Backup Exec are now officially available as donations to UK charities through our tt-exchange programme.

In this article we explore the various functionalities to help you decide if/which one is for you.

Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 15 – what’s new and different

The latest versions of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements are now available as a bundle through the tt-exchange donation programme.

The previous version, Photoshop Elements 14 and Premiere Elements 14 are now available as part of the TechSoup Boost subscription free from admin fee.

To work out which package makes most sense for you, here’s a brief overview of the main features included in the Photoshop Elements 15 & Premiere Elements 15 that aren’t in the previous incarnation:

A guide to Microsoft server licensing for charities

Understanding Microsoft server licensing can be tricky. Each Microsoft server product follows one of four basic licensing models, which you need to know before you start.

To help you make the right choices when you plan your own server implementation, here’s a brief overview of the four server licensing models (and a couple of extra, useful tidbits).

Case study: the server upgrade process at Arthur Rank Hospice Charity

The Arthur Rank Hospice Charity supports the running of Arthur Rank House, which operates in Cambridgeshire and the surrounding area.

They recently undertook the process of upgrading their servers to newer versions with the help of an independent IT support company.

This article gives the background to their setup, why they upgraded, the challenges faced and successes found. It also offers advice on hardware and infrastructure upgrades more generally.