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Grant Benefits and Support

Microsoft software donations include several valuable benefits (referred to as Software Assurance benefits) to help you get the greatest value from your software. After your organization is awarded a grant from the Microsoft Software Donation Program, you are entitled to access benefits for a period of two years from the date of your donation. These Software Assurance benefits apply to donations received directly from Microsoft or via our nonprofit software donation partner, TechSoup Global.

Software Assurance Benefits

Benefits included are extensive and very useful. More information can be found on the Microsoft Volume Licensing site under Software Assurance for Small Business. Benefits specific to the donations program are New Product Versions (License Upgrades), Windows 8 Enterprise, License Mobility, Windows Virtual Desktop Access, Windows RT Companion VDA Rights, Windows To Go Use Rights, Windows Roaming Use Rights, Windows Thin PC, Office Roaming Use Rights, Office Multi-Language Packs, Microsoft E-Learning Courses, Home Use Program, Unlimited Web Support, and Cold Backups for Disaster Recovery.

Information about each of these benefits can be found on the Microsoft Volume Licensing Software Assurance site. Here are direct links to a few of the most popular benefits:

Microsoft E-Learning

Gain access to self-paced, interactive training that is developed by Microsoft experts. Your software benefits must be activated before you can access and use Microsoft E-Learning.

End-User Training

Home Use Program

Your employees can obtain a licensed copy of most Microsoft Office desktop programs, which they can install and use on a home computer.

Home Use Program

New Version Rights

Upgrade to the latest version of any software that is included in your grant if a new version is made available within two years of your grant date.

New Product Versions

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