Microsoft update on tt-exchange: same products, new names

Wondering why there’s no longer a reference to year or version information in Microsoft product names in the tt-exchange catalogue?

We’ve simplified the names, and you can now choose the specific year or version on Microsoft’s VLSC website when you’re downloading the software. Find out more in this article.

Discounted Adobe and Microsoft Office training now available through tt-exchange

– 3rd February 2015 – Charities can now access discounted Adobe and Microsoft Office training and certification from Prodigy Learning, an award-winning provider of IT learning and certification solutions. Eligible UK charities can choose from a range of certified training programmes through Tech Trust’s tt-exchange donation programme. “We’re delighted to be working with Tech Trust to provide training and certification for charities,” said Craig Bewley, Director of Prodigy Learning. “Building and strengthening their skills in Adobe and Microsoft is a terrific way for charities to increase their IT skills and become more creative.” “Together with Prodigy Learning, we can help UK…
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Success Story: TwentyTwenty

TwentyTwenty is a small charity working across the two counties of Leicestershire and Rutland. Their aim is to help young people develop self-belief, self-worth and motivation, whilst gaining academic qualifications and work skills that will lead to finding and keeping good jobs. The charity is less than a decade old, but is making a substantial on-going impact on the communities it serves. Joanna Burrows is the Community Fundraiser there. “We’re an educational charity that works with the most disadvantaged young people in our region,” she says. “Last year we helped 400  young people to get qualifications, and 90% of those went…
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Windows 10 and the charity sector

Microsoft has just announced that Windows 10 will be offered as a free-of-charge upgrade on devices running Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows Phone. The free upgrade offer will only be available until 31 July 2016. This approach marks a change of tack for Microsoft, which has always charged for upgrades to their operating systems in the past. This being said, Microsoft has been donating a number of their products to charities around the world, which are accessible to UK-based charities through our own tt-exchange programme. This isn’t just limited to operating systems (although Windows 7 and 8 are included), but also includes Microsoft Office, Windows Servers and more….
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New to tt-exchange: Skype Credit Vouchers (limited time)

— Please note: Skype credit vouchers will only be available through tt-exchange until 11 May 2015 — Eligible organisations in the United Kingdom can now request ten donations of $20 credit vouchers for Microsoft’s Skype. For those unfamiliar with Skype, it provides voice calling, video calling, instant messaging and more, allowing users to communicate with other Skype users and with mobile phones and landlines. How can my organisation benefit? You can use Skype Credit to save your organisation money on domestic and international calls, access the Internet while traveling by connecting to Wi-Fi hotspots and more. See a full list…
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Kitties and 6 Things About Microsoft Office 365, by Tech Impact

Yes, that’s right – Office 365 and kitties! Let’s get started, shall we? 1. Security and redundancy (the good kind) Security is actually better with Office 365 than with an on-premises solution because Microsoft has hundreds of security techs focused on preventing data breaches and security problems. Here’s a cool factoid: every 30 seconds, your data is moved to another server for security and redundancy reasons. Redundancy means having multiple copies of your data stored in various servers and data centres (10+ copies of your data in the case of Office 365). This means if something happens to one server, your data won’t be…
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