The much awaited Microsoft Office 365 for Nonprofits has been launched! It is a service Microsoft provides as a donation to qualifying nonprofits through its software donation program. Office 365 provides a myriad of Web App tools on the cloud which can be accessed from anywhere. These tools range from the familiar, everyday Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint to equally useful Professional email, Shared calendaring, Instant messaging (IM), HD video conferencing, Screen sharing, Online storage, OneNote, SharePoint vendor and Lync.

In addition, nonprofits can easily set up a public website without additional hosting fees, as well as an Intranet site to support internal collaboration. Discounts are also given for an upgrade to use familiar desktop Microsoft Office apps on up to 5 devices per user.

Office 365 is the first online toolbox offered to eligible nonprofits from a wide range of 41 countries including Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. From a nonprofit that comprises of two people, to one that has more than 500, Office 365 has different tool packages that are specially catered to meet their needs.

To see specific scenarios on how Office 365 has been utilised and to find out more, visit the Citizenship Office 365 for Nonprofit site now.