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Microsoft Software Donations Programme

Restrictions

This programme is currently available only to eligible UK Registered Charities

Products will be distributed to eligible organisations only, not to individuals, and within the Microsoft Guidelines.

Organisations which provide the following types of services MAY be eligible to receive Microsoft donations through this programme:

Skype for Business Server

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Office Professional Plus

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Microsoft

Microsoft UK's aim is to build social and economic prosperity in the UK through their Citizenship programmes.

 

Microsoft donate many of their most popular software titles to a wide range of UK charities.

Office 2003 Standard (Swedish)

Office 2003 Standard (Swedish)

Office Standard (includes Software Assurance)

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£22.00
Description

Description

Office Standard is an integrated collection of programs and services designed to work together to enable optimised information work.

This donation provides one license for installing the software on a single device. Request one license for each device on which you will install it. See a summary of Volume Licensing Product Terms for specific licensing details.

 

Which Versions of This Software Are Available?

 

You can choose to download the current version or the previous version of this software. You can find out which version is the current one on the Current Versions of Microsoft Products page. In addition, you can download the software in any language that's available.

 

Benefits for Organisations

 

You can use the applications in the Office suite to:

  • Create, share, and edit documents with colleagues in other locations
  • Track and highlight data trends
  • Broadcast documents and live presentations for an audience via their web browsers
  • Consolidate communications services to reduce costs

 

Applications in This Suite

 

The Standard suite includes the following applications:

  • Excel is a spreadsheet application with data analysis and visualisation tools.
  • OneNote is a note-taking application that allows various types of content to be shared among team members.
  • Outlook with Business Contact Manager is a time and information manager that integrates email, calendar, contacts, and tasks.
  • PowerPoint is a presentation graphics program with capabilities for text effects, sound, and animation.
  • Publisher is a desktop publishing program that allows people with basic layout skills to create a wide variety of publications.
  • Skype for Business is a unified communications client that works in conjunction with Skype for Business Server. It enables users to talk to each other using instant messaging, voice, or video and to switch back and forth between modes.
  • Word is a full-featured word-processing program.

 

Major Capabilities

 

  • Ribbon: The Office ribbon enhances usability by bringing together the most popular formatting and creation tools in a single, unified design.
  • Web and mobile access: With Office Online and free apps for mobile devices, users at separate locations can co-author or edit the same file at the same time. They can use any web browser or mobile device running Windows, iOS, or Android.
  • Cloud storage: Office applications integrate with OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint, so you can access your files across devices.
  • Multiple file format support: Most Office applications, including Word and Excel, can save or export files as PDF or XPS documents natively, without requiring you to download and install add-ons.

 

Important Volume Licensing Information

 

With Office suites and applications, you can choose between two types of volume license keys for product activation: a Key Management Service (KMS) license key or a Multiple Activation Key (MAK). You will be provided with both types of keys on the Microsoft Volume Licensing website.

For help deciding which type of key to use, see our guide to Volume Licensing activation methods. Microsoft also offers instructions on how to use a MAK or KMS key to activate volume editions of Office 2013.

 

Obtaining This Product

 

Installing this product requires you to download the software from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Centre (VLSC) and enter a license key. You can download any available version or language for your product.

The license key allows you to install the product on as many computers as you have received licenses for. This quantity is specified in the email you receive from TechSoup after you request this product.

Expect three emails:

  1. When your donation request has been approved, tt-exchange will send a message to your organisation email address confirming the number of licenses you have requested. Make sure the organisation email that is registered with the tt-exchange Programme is up-to-date. Visit My Account and verify the address in your active organisation profile.
  2. Microsoft will send an email welcoming your organisation to the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC).
  3. tt-exchange will send an email with information about obtaining your license key and managing your donation at the VLSC. If you are new to the VLSC, you should wait for this email before you register there.

 

Software Assurance

 

Under the Software Assurance programme, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.

Features
Requirements

Requirements

Hardware:

  • 1-GHz (or higher) processor with SSE2 instruction set
  • 1 GB or more RAM for 32-bit systems; 2 GB or more RAM for 64-bit systems
  • 3 GB available hard-disk space; 1,024 x 576-pixel (or higher) display

Software:

  • Windows Server 2008; Windows 7; Windows 8; Windows 10; Windows Server 2012
  • Internet Explorer 8/9/10; Firefox 10 or later; Safari 5 or later; Chrome 17 or later

For some features or advanced functionality, see the full list of system requirements.

Rules, Eligibility & Restrictions

Restrictions

This programme is currently available only to eligible UK Registered Charities

Products will be distributed to eligible organisations only, not to individuals, and within the Microsoft Guidelines.

Organisations which provide the following types of services MAY be eligible to receive Microsoft donations through this programme:

  • Relief to the poor
  • Advancement of education
  • Advancement of social and community welfare
  • Advancement of culture
  • Advancement of the natural environment
  • Other purposes beneficial to the community

Additional types of organisations MAY be eligible to receive Microsoft donations through this programme, including:

  • Public libraries for public access purposes
  • Public Museums
  • Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief organisations
  • Community Health Clinics
  • Behavioural healthcare nonprofits that provide mental health, chemical dependency and other psychosocial services to the community
  • Women’s health centres
  • Blood banks
  • Trade associations with registered charity status that have charitable aims and activities
  • Organisations that engage in discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination, and/or retirement based on race, colour, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, political affiliation, union membership, or veteran status, other than as allowed by law, are not eligible to participate in this programme.  Organisations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive donations.

The following types of organisations are NOT eligible to receive Microsoft donations through this programme:

  • Governmental organisations or agencies including international governmental organisations and United Nations Entities
  • Educational Institutions – organisations eligible through Microsoft academic volume licensing programs are not eligible for software donations, including nonprofit private schools
  • Healthcare Organisations and Networks – healthcare organisations and networks including hospitals, specialty networks, ambulatory healthcare services, home healthcare and assisted living healthcare organisations are not eligible .  
  • Healthcare Research Organisations and Research Laboratories – Includes organisations pursuing systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to general knowledge
  • Commerce and Trade Associations without charitable aims or activities
  • Sponsorships of events, tables, exhibitions, or performances
  • Fundraising events such as luncheons, dinners, walks, runs, or sports tournaments
  • Political, Labour and Fraternal organisations
  • Refurbishers that will be installing the donated software on refurbished computers to be distributed or donated to nonprofits or schools
  • Organisations that advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background. Organisations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive donations

Guidelines:

Provided an organisation meets the Eligibility Criteria for the Microsoft Software Donations Programme, donation requests can be made in line with the following entitlement guidelines:

  • Your organisation's first donation request after 27 July 2011 marks the beginning of its recurring two-year cycles. Within a two-year period, each eligible organisation may request:
  • Products from up to 10 of the title groups, with a 50-licence maximum for desktop and operating systems or license-only title groups (see below for more details)
  • For title groups that contain desktop products, server products that use core-based licensing, or license-only products (like CALs), there is a 50-product maximum.
  • For server products that do not use core-based licensing, there is a five-product maximum, regardless of title group.
  • There is no limit to the number of times an organisation can make a Microsoft donation request within the two-year cycle as long as they have not used up their full 10 title Entitlement.
  • After two years, a new cycle begins, and the Entitlement is reset.

Please see Microsoft Software Donations Programme FAQs for further information.

Office for Mac (includes Software Assurance)

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£22.00
Description

Description

Office for Mac is a suite of Microsoft Office products for Mac computers. Office for Mac is fully compatible with Office for Windows and backward compatible with previous versions of Office for both platforms.

This donation provides one license for installing the software on a single device. See a summary of Volume Licensing Product Use Rights for specific licensing details.

 

Which Versions of This Software Are Available?

 

You can choose to download the current version or the previous version of this software. You can find out which version is the current one on the Current Versions of Microsoft Products page. In addition, you can download the software in any language that's available.

 

Benefits for Organisations

 

You can use Office for Mac to:

  • Increase productivity by allowing Mac users to create, share, and edit documents with colleagues using Office for Windows or Mac without conversion or translation
  • Enable collaboration by using Outlook for emailing and scheduling in a mixed Windows and Mac organisation

 

Applications in This Suite

 

The suite includes the following applications.

  • Excel is a spreadsheet application with data analysis and visualisation tools.
  • Outlook is a time and information manager that integrates email, calendar, contacts, and tasks.
  • PowerPoint is a presentation graphics program with capabilities for text effects, sound, and animation.
  • Word is a full-featured word processor.
  • OneNote is a note-taking application that allows various types of content to be shared among team members.

 

Major Capabilities

 

  • Compatibility with Office for Windows: Each of the included applications has essentially the same capabilities as its Windows equivalent.
  • Ribbon: The Office for Mac ribbon enhances usability by bringing together the most popular formatting and creation tools in a single, unified design.
  • Web and mobile access: With Office Online and free apps for mobile devices, users at separate locations can co-author or edit the same file at the same time. They can use any web browser or mobile device running iOS, Android, or Windows.

Cloud storage: Office applications integrate with OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint, so you can access your files across devices.

See a complete list of Office for Mac features.

 

Obtaining This Product

 

Installing this product requires you to download the software from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Centre (VLSC) and enter a license key. You can download any available version or language for your product.

The license key allows you to install the product on as many computers as you have received licenses for. This quantity is specified in the email you receive from TechSoup after you request this product.

Expect two emails:

  1. When your donation request has been approved, Technology Trust will send a message to your organisation email address. This email will confirm the number of licenses you have requested and provide information about how to use the VLSC once Microsoft accepts your license agreement. Make sure the organisation email that is registered on tt-exchange is up-to-date. Visit My Account and verify the address in your active organisation profile.
  2. Microsoft will send an email welcoming your organisation to the VLSC. This email will indicate that Microsoft has accepted your license agreement. After you receive this email, you'll be able to follow the steps in the first email you received from TechSoup to obtain your donation through the VLSC.

 

Software Assurance

 

Under the Software Assurance programme, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.

Features
Requirements

Requirements

Hardware:

  • Intel processor
  • 4 GB or more RAM
  • HFS+ hard disk format with 6 GB available hard-disk space
  • 1280x800-pixel (or higher) display
  • Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card

Software:

  • Mac OS X v10.10 (Yosemite) or later

Other:

  • For online functionality — Internet access
  • For certain online functionality — a Microsoft account
  • For Exchange support in Outlook — connectivity to Exchange 2010 with SP2 or later
Rules, Eligibility & Restrictions

Restrictions

This programme is currently available only to eligible UK Registered Charities

Products will be distributed to eligible organisations only, not to individuals, and within the Microsoft Guidelines.

Organisations which provide the following types of services MAY be eligible to receive Microsoft donations through this programme:

  • Relief to the poor
  • Advancement of education
  • Advancement of social and community welfare
  • Advancement of culture
  • Advancement of the natural environment
  • Other purposes beneficial to the community

Additional types of organisations MAY be eligible to receive Microsoft donations through this programme, including:

  • Public libraries for public access purposes
  • Public Museums
  • Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief organisations
  • Community Health Clinics
  • Behavioural healthcare nonprofits that provide mental health, chemical dependency and other psychosocial services to the community
  • Women’s health centres
  • Blood banks
  • Trade associations with registered charity status that have charitable aims and activities
  • Organisations that engage in discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination, and/or retirement based on race, colour, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, political affiliation, union membership, or veteran status, other than as allowed by law, are not eligible to participate in this programme.  Organisations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive donations.

The following types of organisations are NOT eligible to receive Microsoft donations through this programme:

  • Governmental organisations or agencies including international governmental organisations and United Nations Entities
  • Educational Institutions – organisations eligible through Microsoft academic volume licensing programs are not eligible for software donations, including nonprofit private schools
  • Healthcare Organisations and Networks – healthcare organisations and networks including hospitals, specialty networks, ambulatory healthcare services, home healthcare and assisted living healthcare organisations are not eligible .  
  • Healthcare Research Organisations and Research Laboratories – Includes organisations pursuing systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to general knowledge
  • Commerce and Trade Associations without charitable aims or activities
  • Sponsorships of events, tables, exhibitions, or performances
  • Fundraising events such as luncheons, dinners, walks, runs, or sports tournaments
  • Political, Labour and Fraternal organisations
  • Refurbishers that will be installing the donated software on refurbished computers to be distributed or donated to nonprofits or schools
  • Organisations that advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background. Organisations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive donations

 

Guidelines:

 

Provided an organisation meets the Eligibility Criteria for the Microsoft Software Donations Programme, donation requests can be made in line with the following entitlement guidelines:

  • Your organisation's first donation request after 27 July 2011 marks the beginning of its recurring two-year cycles. Within a two-year period, each eligible organisation may request:

    • During its two-year cycle, an organisation can request products from up to 10 title groups.

    • For title groups that contain desktop products, server products that use core-based licensing, or license-only products (like CALs), there is a 50-product maximum.

    • For server products that do not use core-based licensing, there is a five-product maximum, regardless of title group.
  • After two years, a new cycle begins, and the Entitlement is reset.

Please see Microsoft Software Donations Programme FAQs for further information.

System Center Service Manager User Client Management License (Includes Software Assurance)

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£2.00
Description

Description


This client management license (ML) allows any number of nonserver operating system environments (OSEs) to be managed by System Center Service Manager as long as only one user has access to them. If more than one user has access to a certain OSE or set of OSEs, an ML is necessary for each user.

OSE MLs are also available. An OSE ML allows one nonserver device to be managed by System Center Service Manager. When a device has multiple OSEs, a separate ML is required for each OSE managed by Service Manager.

User and OSE client  MLs are also available as part of the System Center Client Management Suite.

A server ML is required for each server (that is, each device running a server operating system) managed by Service Manager. Individual Service Manager server MLs are not available through the CTX Programme; however, server MLs are available as part of the System Center Server Management Suite (available in Enterprise or Datacenter editions).

License Only: This license does not require media, license keys, or setup codes.

Software Assurance: Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.
Features
Requirements
Rules, Eligibility & Restrictions

Windows OS Upgrade

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£12.00
Description

Description

If you request this upgrade product today, you'll be able to download the Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise upgrade through the VLSC.

Windows is Microsoft's desktop operating system. This description applies to the Enterprise edition, but you can choose to download and install either the Pro or Enterprise edition through the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Centre if you request this product.

This donation provides one Windows upgrade license. You should request one upgrade license for each computer you are upgrading. See the Product Use Rights Summary for Desktop Operating Systems for specific licensing details.

Which Versions of This Software Are Available?

You can choose to download the current version or the previous version of this software. You can find out which version is the current one on the Current Versions of Microsoft Products page. In addition, you can download the software in any language that's available.

Benefits for Organisations

If you have system administration experience, you can use Windows Enterprise with Windows Server to

  • Provide mobile workers with access to your organisational network without the need for VPN
  • Allow employees to securely take a bootable version of their Windows Enterprise desktop on a USB drive to other computers
  • Enhance network performance and minimise bandwidth usage

Upgrade License Only

Only certain editions of the Windows operating system qualify for upgrade licenses under TechSoup's Volume Licensing agreements with Microsoft. See the system requirements to make sure your device qualifies.

If your device doesn't meet the requirements for an upgrade product, you might be eligible for a full operating system license through Microsoft's Get Genuine Windows Agreement for Small and Medium Organisations programme.

Major Capabilities

  • All Windows Pro capabilities: Windows Enterprise provides all the capabilities of Windows Pro, including a modern interface, apps, cloud integration, and enhanced security.
  • DirectAccess: Mobile workers can connect securely to your organisational network anytime they have Internet access — without the need for VPN. IT administrators using Windows Server can manage mobile computers by updating Group Policy settings and distributing software updates anytime the mobile computer has Internet connectivity.
  • Windows To Go: You can create a copy of an employee's Windows workspace on a USB drive. This allows employees to access a secure, bootable version of their Windows Enterprise desktop on another PC regardless of that PC's operating system. The device must meet Windows hardware certification requirements.
  • BranchCache: Your organisation's PCs can cache files, websites, and other content from central servers running Windows Server so that content is not repeatedly downloaded across your network. This can minimise network traffic between branch offices and the main office.
  • BitLocker drive encryption: BitLocker encrypts hard drives more quickly to protect sensitive data from being accessed by unauthorised users who come into possession of any of your organisation's computers.
  • Start screen control: Administrators can control the layout of the Start screen to ensure that certain apps are accessible and also to enforce consistency across all devices.

Read more about Windows features in TechSoup's What's New in Windows 10.

Important Volume Licensing Information

With Windows, your organisation can choose between two types of volume license keys for product activation: a Key Management Service (KMS) license key or a Multiple Activation Key (MAK). A Key Management Service (KMS) key for Windows is available to your organisation by default on the Microsoft Volume Licensing website; that is, this is the only type of key you will see unless you request a MAK.

A KMS key requires at least 25 computers on a network for activation. If your organisation has fewer than 25 computers, you should request a MAK from the Volume Licensing website after receiving this product.

Obtaining This Product

Installing this product requires you to download the software from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Centre (VLSC) and enter a license key. You can download any available version or language for your product.

The license key allows you to install the product on as many computers as you have received licenses for. This quantity is specified in the email you receive from Technology Trust after you request this product.

Expect two emails:

  • When your donation request has been approved, Technology Trust will send a message to your organisation email address. This email will confirm the number of licenses you have requested and provide information about how to use the VLSC once Microsoft accepts your license agreement. Make sure the organisation email that is registered with Technology Trust's tt-exchange programme is up-to-date. Visit My Account and verify the address in your active organisation profile.
  • Microsoft will send an email welcoming your organisation to the VLSC. This email will indicate that Microsoft has accepted your license agreement. After you receive this email, you'll be able to follow the steps in the first email you received from Technology Trust to obtain your donation through the VLSC.

Software Assurance

Under the Software Assurance programme, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.

Features
Requirements

Requirements

Software:

To install this operating system, you must have a licensed installation of one of the following operating systems on the device where you are installing the upgrade:

  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Windows 8 Enterprise or Pro
  • Windows 7 Enterprise, Professional, or Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Enterprise, Business, or Ultimate
  • Windows XP Professional or Tablet PC
  • Windows 2000 Professional
  • Windows NT Workstation 4.0
  • Windows 98 SE

You cannot upgrade from any Home edition of Windows.

Hardware:

  • 1-GHz (or higher) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit processor
  • 1 GB or more RAM for 32-bit; 2 GB or more for 64-bit
  • 16 GB available hard-disk space for 32-bit; 20 GB for 64-bit
  • 800x600-pixel (or higher) display
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 1.0 or later driver

Additional requirements to use certain features. See the full system requirements.

Product functionality and appearance might vary with system configuration.

Rules, Eligibility & Restrictions

Restrictions

This programme is currently available only to eligible UK Registered Charities

Products will be distributed to eligible organisations only, not to individuals, and within the Microsoft Guidelines.

Organisations which provide the following types of services MAY be eligible to receive Microsoft donations through this programme:

  • Relief to the poor
  • Advancement of education
  • Advancement of social and community welfare
  • Advancement of culture
  • Advancement of the natural environment
  • Other purposes beneficial to the community

Additional types of organisations MAY be eligible to receive Microsoft donations through this programme, including:

  • Public libraries for public access purposes
  • Public Museums
  • Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief organisations
  • Community Health Clinics
  • Behavioural healthcare nonprofits that provide mental health, chemical dependency and other psychosocial services to the community
  • Women’s health centres
  • Blood banks
  • Trade associations with registered charity status that have charitable aims and activities
  • Organisations that engage in discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination, and/or retirement based on race, colour, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, political affiliation, union membership, or veteran status, other than as allowed by law, are not eligible to participate in this programme.  Organisations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive donations.

The following types of organisations are NOT eligible to receive Microsoft donations through this programme:

  • Governmental organisations or agencies including international governmental organisations and United Nations Entities
  • Educational Institutions – organisations eligible through Microsoft academic volume licensing programs are not eligible for software donations, including nonprofit private schools
  • Healthcare Organisations and Networks – healthcare organisations and networks including hospitals, specialty networks, ambulatory healthcare services, home healthcare and assisted living healthcare organisations are not eligible .  
  • Healthcare Research Organisations and Research Laboratories – Includes organisations pursuing systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to general knowledge
  • Commerce and Trade Associations without charitable aims or activities
  • Sponsorships of events, tables, exhibitions, or performances
  • Fundraising events such as luncheons, dinners, walks, runs, or sports tournaments
  • Political, Labour and Fraternal organisations
  • Refurbishers that will be installing the donated software on refurbished computers to be distributed or donated to nonprofits or schools
  • Organisations that advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background. Organisations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive donations

Guidelines:

Provided an organisation meets the Eligibility Criteria for the Microsoft Software Donations Programme, donation requests can be made in line with the following entitlement guidelines: 

  • Your organisation's first donation request after 27 July 2011 marks the beginning of its recurring two-year cycles. Within a two-year period, each eligible organisation may request:
  • Products from up to 10 of the title groups, with a 50-license maximum for desktop and operating systems or license-only title groups (see below for more details)
  • A maximum of five server products, regardless of title group (see below for more details)
  • There is no limit to the number of times an organisation can make a Microsoft donation request within the two-year cycle as long as they have not used up their full 10 title Entitlement.
  • After two years, a new cycle begins, and the Entitlement is reset.

Please see Microsoft Software Donations Programme FAQs for further information. 

Exchange Server Standard User CAL (Includes Software Assurance)

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£5.00
Description

Description

An Exchange Server Standard user client access license (CAL) authorizes one user to access Exchange Server Standard or Enterprise edition from any device. For example, an employee might access the server from a computer at work and another at home.

This donation provides one Standard user CAL. Standard device CALs for licensing computers and additive Enterprise CALs (user and device) for accessing additional features are also available.

Additional Information

For additional information about Exchange Server and the server and client licensing requirements, see the Guide to Exchange Server Editions and Licensing.

License Only

This license does not require media, license keys, or setup codes.

CALs, ECLs, and management licenses (MLs) offered through tt-exchange are always for the currently offered version of the server software. However, these licenses can also be used with earlier versions of the server software.

Software Assurance

Under the Software Assurance programme, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.

Features
Requirements

Requirements

 N/A

Rules, Eligibility & Restrictions

Restrictions

This programme is currently available only to eligible UK Registered Charities

Products will be distributed to eligible organisations only, not to individuals, and within the Microsoft Guidelines.

Organisations which provide the following types of services MAY be eligible to receive Microsoft donations through this programme:

  • Relief to the poor
  • Advancement of education
  • Advancement of social and community welfare
  • Advancement of culture
  • Advancement of the natural environment
  • Other purposes beneficial to the community

Additional types of organisations MAY be eligible to receive Microsoft donations through this programme, including:

  • Public libraries for public access purposes
  • Public Museums
  • Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief organisations
  • Community Health Clinics
  • Behavioural healthcare nonprofits that provide mental health, chemical dependency and other psychosocial services to the community
  • Women’s health centres
  • Blood banks
  • Trade associations with registered charity status that have charitable aims and activities
  • Organisations that engage in discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination, and/or retirement based on race, colour, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, political affiliation, union membership, or veteran status, other than as allowed by law, are not eligible to participate in this programme.  Organisations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive donations.

The following types of organisations are NOT eligible to receive Microsoft donations through this programme:

  • Governmental organisations or agencies including international governmental organisations and United Nations Entities
  • Educational Institutions – organisations eligible through Microsoft academic volume licensing programs are not eligible for software donations, including nonprofit private schools
  • Healthcare Organisations and Networks – healthcare organisations and networks including hospitals, specialty networks, ambulatory healthcare services, home healthcare and assisted living healthcare organisations are not eligible .  
  • Healthcare Research Organisations and Research Laboratories – Includes organisations pursuing systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to general knowledge
  • Commerce and Trade Associations without charitable aims or activities
  • Sponsorships of events, tables, exhibitions, or performances
  • Fundraising events such as luncheons, dinners, walks, runs, or sports tournaments
  • Political, Labour and Fraternal organisations
  • Refurbishers that will be installing the donated software on refurbished computers to be distributed or donated to nonprofits or schools
  • Organisations that advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background. Organisations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive donations

Guidelines:

Provided an organisation meets the Eligibility Criteria for the Microsoft Software Donations Programme, donation requests can be made in line with the following entitlement guidelines: 

  • Your organisation's first donation request after 27 July 2011 marks the beginning of its recurring two-year cycles. Within a two-year period, each eligible organisation may request:
  • Products from up to 10 of the title groups, with a 50-license maximum for desktop and operating systems or license-only title groups (see below for more details)
  • For title groups that contain desktop products, server products that use core-based licensing, or license-only products (like CALs), there is a 50-product maximum.
  • For server products that do not use core-based licensing, there is a five-product maximum, regardless of title group.
  • There is no limit to the number of times an organisation can make a Microsoft donation request within the two-year cycle as long as they have not used up their full 10 title Entitlement.
  • After two years, a new cycle begins, and the Entitlement is reset.

Please see Microsoft Software Donations Programme FAQs for further information.