Here is the short answer to the question of how many Microsoft products you can request: You can get 50 of each kind of product in a two-year period — but there are some exceptions.
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The Microsoft Donation Program divides products into categories called title groups. See the current list of 37. A title group contains products that serve essentially the same purpose, like PowerPoint and PowerPoint for Mac.
You can get products from 10 title groups in your two-year cycle.
No. Your nonprofit has its own two-year cycle. Your first cycle started the day you requested your first Microsoft product through TechSoup. You can see when your current cycle ends on your Microsoft Donation Center page.
That's right. They can be all the Windows version, all the Mac version, or a mixture of the two. And you will be able to request products from eight more title groups.
They have to do with servers. Microsoft offers two licensing models for its server products.
You can get 50 from each title group.
CALs, or client access licenses, give you access to a server from a device like your desktop computer.
MLs, or management licenses, let your device be managed by a management server.
This article goes into a lot more detail and gives examples of how the various allotments work together.
Does the Azure Credit donation count toward the total allotment?
No, it doesn't. Microsoft Cloud offers, such as Azure and Office365, can be accessed directly from Microsoft. We list them on our site simply to show all the available Microsoft offers and technology your nonprofit can benefit from. Only the software donation products in the title group list count towards your allotment.
Why have professional organizations been excluded from this program? Most serve a membership by providing training and information to a professional group in order to support their profession and society roles.
Our donor partners determine the eligibility rules for their programs. For more information on Microsoft’s specific mission eligibility criteria, please visit www.microsoft.com/.../eligibility.
This message is very timely. I purchased 2 Office 365 subscriptions for our small non-profit. I need ~6 additional subscriptions more as we are implementing a common platform throughout the organization.. Does this mean I have to wait for two years?
See the answer to the question above on September 25. Also see this article about the various nonprofit editions of Office 365 and how to get them. www.techsoup.org/.../what-you-need-to-know-about-microsoft-office-365-nonprofit
How can I find my Microsoft Key for my new computers?
For questions that are unrelated to the number of Microsoft products, please call Customer Service at 800-659-3579.
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