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Get a wide variety of Microsoft software for your nonprofit through TechSoup.

Restrictions: 
  • Quantity:
    • Organizations can request an unlimited number of discounted products and cloud offers from Microsoft.
    • Requests that an organization places for discounted products must include at least five licenses. The five licenses can be for the same product or a combination of different products.
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Platform:
84 USD
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Description: 

Publisher is a desktop publishing program that allows users to create publications for desktop printing, commercial printing, email distribution, or viewing on the web.

This offer provides one license for installing the software on a single device. 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 Organizations

You can use Publisher to

  • Create brochures or flyers to inform others about your organization or upcoming events
  • Design letterhead and envelopes with your organization's logo and colors

Major Capabilities

  • Templates: Publisher gives you a library of hundreds of customizable design templates or blank publications, including newsletters, brochures, flyers, postcards, websites, and email formats. From within the application, you can search for more templates available on the web.
  • Image-editing tools: You can pan, zoom, and crop images, all within Publisher.
  • Mailing integration: You can compile, edit, and manage your customer or contacts list directly in Publisher and apply your contacts to letters and envelopes for bulk mailing.

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.

Obtaining This Product

To receive discounted Microsoft products with Software Assurance, you'll need to accept and electronically sign a Volume Licensing Agreement. After you place your request, you'll receive an email from Microsoft eAgreements with a link to the Volume Licensing Agreement. Your request won't be approved until you've signed the agreement.

When your request has been approved, TechSoup Asia will send a message to your organization email address with further instructions.

If you need help obtaining this product, find out how to download it.

Requirements: 
  • See Office system requirements.
  • Microsoft installation technologies:
    • Office applications that are version 2019 or later must be installed using Microsoft Click-to-Run technology instead of the traditional Windows Installer (MSI) technology. Click-to-Run technology is the same technology that is used to install the Office applications that are included with Office 365 subscriptions.
    • You can't install multiple Office products on a computer if the products are the same version but use different installation technologies. In some cases, you also can't install two different versions of Click-to-Run applications on the same computer. For more information, see Microsoft Office support.
Media:
Platform:
107 USD
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Description: 

Windows is Microsoft's desktop operating system.

This offer provides one Windows 10 Enterprise 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 the 32-bit or 64-bit version and also in any language that's available.

Benefits for Organizations

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

  • Provide mobile workers with access to your organizational 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 minimize bandwidth usage

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 organizational 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 organization'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 minimize 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 unauthorized users who come into possession of any of your organization'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 Asia's What's New in Windows 10.

Upgrade License Only

Only certain editions of the Windows operating system qualify for upgrade licenses. See the system requirements to make sure your device qualifies.

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.

Obtaining This Product

To receive discounted Microsoft products with Software Assurance, you'll need to accept and electronically sign a Volume Licensing Agreement. After you place your request, you'll receive an email from Microsoft eAgreements with a link to the Volume Licensing Agreement. Your request won't be approved until you've signed the agreement.

When your request has been approved, TechSoup Asia will send a message to your organization email address with further instructions.

If you need help obtaining this product, find out how to download it.

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.
Media:
Platform:
627 USD
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Description: 

Visual Studio Professional is an integrated development environment (IDE) for individual developers and small teams. It supports development of applications for Windows, SharePoint, the cloud, or web and mobile-device platforms.

This offer provides one license and a subscription to the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN). The MSDN subscription includes a server license for Azure DevOps Server (formerly Visual Studio Team Foundation Server) and one CAL. 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 Organizations

If you have software development experience, you can use Visual Studio to

  • Develop custom applications for use in your organization
  • Develop mobile and web applications for use by your constituents and donors

Major Capabilities

  • Use major programming languages
    • Visual Basic, C, C++, C#, JavaScript, and F#
  • Develop for Windows 10
    • Use default project templates that provide the files, resources, and structure for various kinds of Windows Store apps
    • Use various tools to debug, optimize, and publish apps
  • Develop for the web
    • Edit HTML, CSS, and JavaScript in their own editors
    • Test the same page, application, or site in a variety of browsers
    • Develop web applications against a server identical to Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • Develop for the cloud
    • Develop, deploy, and test applications and services for Windows Azure
    • Use profiling tools to identify the possible causes of poor performance
    • Use Visual Studio LightSwitch templates to implement common application logic
  • Develop for SharePoint
    • Accelerate project development with project templates and design tools
    • Ensure that sites function correctly with testing and optimization facilities
    • Use a deployment wizard to package a SharePoint site and upload it to a web server

Free Editions

For organizations that do not need the full functionality of Visual Studio, Microsoft offers free, downloadable editions.

Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Subscription

This version of Visual Studio includes a two-year subscription to the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN). Visit the Microsoft site to learn which MSDN benefits this product includes.

To activate the MSDN subscription, you must perform an additional step while retrieving your license keys from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center website: click Subscriptions in the VLSC menu bar and follow the MSDN link to enter information about the subscribing user. When the process is complete, the user will receive an email with a subscriber ID and directions to the MSDN website.

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.

Obtaining This Product

To receive discounted Microsoft products with Software Assurance, you'll need to accept and electronically sign a Volume Licensing Agreement. After you place your request, you'll receive an email from Microsoft eAgreements with a link to the Volume Licensing Agreement. Your request won't be approved until you've signed the agreement.

When your request has been approved, TechSoup Asia will send a message to your organization email address with further instructions.

If you need help obtaining this product, find out how to download it.

Requirements: 
Media:
Platform:
84 USD
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Description: 

Outlook is a time and information manager that integrates email, calendar, contacts, tasks, voicemails, faxes, and RSS feeds.

This offer provides one license for installing the software on a single device. 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 Organizations

You can use Outlook to

  • Share your calendar and schedule meetings with other users within your organization
  • Reduce time spent searching for emails, attachments, appointments, and contacts with the search, filter, and context features
  • View updates from your contacts' social media profiles within Outlook

Major Capabilities

  • Centralized accounts: You can combine multiple email accounts, calendars, and address books and manage them in a single view.
  • Consolidated views for conversations and calendars: These views allow you to condense and categorize multiple messages into single conversations or view multiple shared calendars from Outlook, Outlook.com, or other sources in a combined horizontal display.
  • Social media integration: Outlook can collect additional information about contacts from their social media profiles and connect to your social and business circles.

Some features are available only when Outlook is used with Exchange Server, which must be obtained separately.

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.

Obtaining This Product

To receive discounted Microsoft products with Software Assurance, you'll need to accept and electronically sign a Volume Licensing Agreement. After you place your request, you'll receive an email from Microsoft eAgreements with a link to the Volume Licensing Agreement. Your request won't be approved until you've signed the agreement.

When your request has been approved, TechSoup Asia will send a message to your organization email address with further instructions.

If you need help obtaining this product, find out how to download it.

Requirements: 
  • See Office system requirements.
  • Microsoft installation technologies:
    • Office applications that are version 2019 or later must be installed using Microsoft Click-to-Run technology instead of the traditional Windows Installer (MSI) technology. Click-to-Run technology is the same technology that is used to install the Office applications that are included with Office 365 subscriptions.
    • You can't install multiple Office products on a computer if the products are the same version but use different installation technologies. In some cases, you also can't install two different versions of Click-to-Run applications on the same computer. For more information, see Microsoft Office support.
Media:
Platform:
13 USD
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Description: 

System Center Service Manager is an integrated platform for automating and adapting your organization's IT service management best practices.

This client management license (ML) allows one nonserver device to be managed by System Center Service Manager. If a device has multiple operating system environments (OSEs), a separate ML is required for each OSE managed by Service Manager.

Benefits for Organizations

If you have a dedicated IT department and staff with datacenter administration experience, your organization can use Service Manager's built-in processes for

  • Incident and problem resolution
  • Change control
  • Asset lifecycle management

Licensing

Other types of System Center licenses are also available. For more information, see TechSoup Asia's Guide to System Center Products and Licensing.

Server Software

The right to run System Center management server software is included with the MLs. If you request this product, you can obtain management server software for Service Manager. The software includes a runtime version of SQL Server Technology (SQL Server Standard Edition) to support System Center. No additional licenses are needed for management servers or SQL Server technology.

Management License

MLs do not require media, license keys, or setup codes.

CALs, ECLs, and management licenses (MLs) offered through TechSoup Asia 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 program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.

Obtaining the Server Software

To receive discounted Microsoft products with Software Assurance, you'll need to accept and electronically sign a Volume Licensing Agreement. After you place your request, you'll receive an email from Microsoft eAgreements with a link to the Volume Licensing Agreement. Your request won't be approved until you've signed the agreement.

When your request has been approved, TechSoup Asia will send a message to your organization email address with further instructions.

If you need help obtaining this product, find out how to download it.

Requirements: 
Media:
Platform:
17 USD
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Description: 

A Skype for Business Server Standard user client access license (CAL) authorizes one user to access Skype for Business Server from any device. For example, an employee might access the server from a computer at work and another at home.

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

Major Capabilities

The Standard CAL provides access to the following base features in Skype for Business Server.

  • Instant messaging (IM)
  • Presence
  • PC-to-PC audio and video communications.

Additional Information

In addition to the Standard CAL, additive Enterprise or Plus CALs might be required for accessing additional Skype for Business Server features.

  • Enterprise CAL: For audio, video, and web conferencing; desktop sharing; room systems; and multiple HD video streams. Enterprise CALs can only be used in conjunction with Standard CALs.
  • Plus CAL: For enterprise telephony features. Plus CALs can only be used in conjunction with Standard CALs.

To enable all features, all three licenses (Standard, Enterprise, and Plus) are needed.

License Only

CALs, ECLs, and management licenses (MLs) offered through TechSoup Asia 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 program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.

Obtaining This Product

To receive discounted Microsoft products with Software Assurance, you'll need to accept and electronically sign a Volume Licensing Agreement. After you place your request, you'll receive an email from Microsoft eAgreements with a link to the Volume Licensing Agreement. Your request won't be approved until you've signed the agreement.

When your request has been approved, TechSoup Asia will send a message to your organization email address with further instructions.

If you need help obtaining this product, find out how to download it.

Requirements: 
  • None
Media:
Platform:
36 USD
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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 offer 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

CALs, ECLs, and management licenses (MLs) offered through TechSoup Asia 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 program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.

Obtaining This Product

To receive discounted Microsoft products with Software Assurance, you'll need to accept and electronically sign a Volume Licensing Agreement. After you place your request, you'll receive an email from Microsoft eAgreements with a link to the Volume Licensing Agreement. Your request won't be approved until you've signed the agreement.

When your request has been approved, TechSoup Asia will send a message to your organization email address with further instructions.

If you need help obtaining this product, find out how to download it.

Requirements: 
  • None
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