In Sept 2013, as part of its ‘Technology for Good’ program, Microsoft made unlimited, enterprise-grade Office 365 licensing available, for free, to all qualifying nonprofit organizations. Office 365 is Microsoft’s cloud-based productivity suite. It's accessible via a browser-based web portal or through locally installed Office applications. Office 365 is great for startups and smaller nonprofits with limited access to IT resources, and an opportunity for established nonprofits bound to aging, unreliable on-premises systems, to better organize, simplify, and modernize their IT. In this talk, Pete will cover the following topics related to Office 365:
• Who is eligible
• How to apply
• Email migration tips
• SharePoint overview
• Practical demo of how to setup a SharePoint intranet site for tracking donations and managing thank-you letters
Pete VanOlinda is the Chief Technology Officer at Gallery IT Solutions. Originally based in London, he now works in the Triangle, primarily with nonprofits, delivering comprehensive IT services. With over 20 years of experience working in technology, starting as a dubbing mixer in a London-based recording studio and moving into information technology with Gallery as a network consultant back in 1998. Lately he has concentrated efforts on “cloud-centric” technologies, hosting his own Internet-based services and working on Microsoft’s revolutionary Office 365 platform.
Pizza (sponsored by NTEN & PINInc/RTPNet) and discussion starting at 6:30 pm, program at 7:00.
Many thanks to UNC-TV for being our host for this meeting. If you arrive late and can't get in, call our host, James McGurk, cell phone[masked]. It's hard to see the front door from the meeting room.
We look forward to seeing you there!