Given the fact that the largest shareholder of Microsoft, Bill Gates is one of the biggest benefactors of the world , there is nothing surprising in the fact that Microsoft will initiate a new proposal for non-profit organizations. On Tuesday, the company announced that it will provide free licenses to the cloud office suite Office 365.
The corporation said that any nonprofit or charitable organization in 41 countries around the world can apply to Microsoft for obtaining free licenses to Office 365. Under the terms of the program , a non-profit organization can use Office 365 for the implementation of its core business. “Selecting a true cloud solution can significantly improve the performance of the organization , save money and improve employee productivity ,” – said in Microsoft.
The corporation said that non-profit organizations get access to the full range of office applications, e- mail, calendar, video conferencing and other features of the commercial version of Office 365. If the organization wishes to proceed with only the cloud version of Office 365, a service that will provide a hybrid cloud system locally , that is, to open the possibility of using the local ” boxed ” version of Office, it will cost $ 4.5 per month per user .
In Microsoft said that this initiative – is part of a wider program of Technology for Good, in which Microsoft for free or for token money to a nonprofit and charitable organizations access to its products and technologies.