2017, the year to go green!

‘New year new you’ as the saying goes! So why not make efforts to get your organisation more environmentally friendly this year!

Better yet, it may be easier and cheaper than you think, and could even save you money in the long run.

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).

Practical steps for improving your charity digitally

Charity trustees should always be looking for ways to squeeze the maximum benefit from any funds raised, and with modern technology, there are more ways to do that than ever.

To make the process of deciding what needs changing, prioritising and researching easier, we’ve put together some practical steps to follow.

What would you like to know about IT?

We’ve been scratching our heads trying to think about how we can better help charities and nonprofits get to grips with the digital world.

And, after a string of heated debates in darkened rooms, late-night meetings and early-morning discussions, we’ve come up with a plan of action for the content we produce in the coming 12 months.

If there’s anything that you’d be particularly interested in learning about, let us know and we’ll try to make sure we cover it!

What to do after downloading ISO files from Microsoft

Manage the downloaded Microsoft software donation files for your nonprofit or library. TechSoup encourages you to download the installation software for your Microsoft Software Donation Program donations instead of having discs sent to you. So you download the software from Microsoft’s Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) and find out that it arrives as an ISO file and you need to perform additional steps before you can use that file for installation. What’s an ISO file? Most simply put, it’s a single file containing all the data from a CD, DVD, or other disc, all in one. Fortunately, it is not so difficult to work…
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Do I need the 32-bit or 64-bit version?

What’s the difference and which one do I need? As you look at the products available through TechSoup and other sites around the web, you’ll notice that a lot of applications and operating systems are offered in multiple versions these days. First, you have to choose the version that matches your operating system. Are you running Windows 98, Windows XP, Apple’s OSX, Windows 7, or one of the many Linux distributions? That’s been an important question since the dawn of the PC era. Lately though, there’s been a new wrinkle added to this question. Do you want the 32-bit or…
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