If you’re like many non-profits, you may benefit from the Microsoft Non-profit program. This endeavor has enabled nearly 400,000 organizations worldwide to access top-notch technology at discounted rates. However, there are going to be some major changes to the software donation program that will take place on April 4, 2022 that you should be aware of.
Arguably, the largest change that will take place is that on-premises products will no longer be available to nonprofits as a donation. Microsoft defines on-premises products as “standalone, perpetual licenses that users install on specific computers and that can be used without an internet connection (e.g., Office Standard)”. Instead, the majority of on-premises solutions will continue to be available through cloud donations, but organizations can still request these products through until April 4, 2022. Windows Pro, Windows Server and SQL Server will still be part of the catalog of on-premises Microsoft software. Organizations operating computer labs, training centers, or providing public-access computers will still be able to access specific on-premises product donations.
Below are some of the cloud donations that will be available for your organization following this change:
- Microsoft 365 Business Premiumwill continue to be free for up to 10 users
- Microsoft 365 Business Basiclicenses will continue to be free for up to 300 users
- The Power Apps Per App planto build low-code and no-code custom workflows is available for free for up to 10 seats.
- Organizations can also leverage up to $3,500 in Azure services yearly directly from Microsoft in markets where Azure is available.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this change, feel free to reach out to us at info@OptfinITy.com or call us at (703) 790-0400.