Tech4Good: February 2013 – Windows 8 and the New Office

In This Issue...

Each month we select topics for our Tech4Good e-newsletter that are as timely and relevant as possible for you as a nonprofit, and include articles that showcase technology solutions that are relevant to the sector. Over the past three months, Microsoft has gone through the biggest series of product launches in our history, including Windows 8 & the new Office 2013. We dedicate this newsletter to telling you more about them and how you can get your hands on them through our donation and charity pricing programmes. We'd also like to wish many of our friends a very happy Chinese New Year!


Meet Windows 8

At the end of October 2012, we launched Windows 8, which has now been downloaded millions of times. We think it's fantastic! You will need to consider when the timing is right to upgrade for your organisation. These articles, reviews and examples will help you make an informed decision.

Microsoft Introduction Meet Windows 8

Nonprofits Pioneering Windows 8

What’s New in Windows 8

Should you Upgrade to Windows 8

Training for Windows 8

Once you purchase a product or receive it by way of a donation, you must invest in training. There's no point in buying a car if you don't know how to drive it, right? Don't make the mistake of assuming staff and volunteers intuitively know how to use new products. There are a number of online training courses available, plus we'll be teaming up with Connecting UP Australia to bring you a webinar series from February - June 2013 with Windows 8 being one of the many webinar topics presented (see the sidebar for contact information).

Windows 8 Demo for Nonprofits

How to Upgrade to Windows 8

Tips & Tricks on Windows 8

Windows 8 Donations: Find your Local TechSoup Donation Programme


The New Microsoft Office

Let your inner geek out by exploring the new features in Office 2013. We bet you'll actually say "wow!" when you explore 'flash fill' in Excel 2013, and the PDF editing and embedded video-watching features in Word 2013.

What’s New in Office 2013

Review: The New Microsoft Office

Office 2013 Donations: Find your Local TechSoup Donation Programme


Training for Office 2013

Whether you invest in classroom training or explore the online training resources that are available, taking the time to train on new products always pays off.

Online Office 2013 Training

Video Demo of Office 2013


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NGO Connection Days

Get together with nonprofits to learn about the latest and greatest technology for the sector.

January & February 2013
Multiple cities around Sri Lanka

25 March 2013

April 2013
Jakarta, Indonesia

March 2013
China (city to be confirmed)

May 2013
Hanoi, Viet Nam

Webinar Series

Topic: Introduction to Windows 8
27 February 2013
12:00 – 1:15pm SGT
Register for the Windows 8 webinar now!