We’ve already enabled several NPOs to leverage the benefits offered by Microsoft, not only through tt-Exchange, but also through Office 365 and CRM, now Microsoft is expanding this to include Azure, should be interesting.
“Why we need a public cloud for the public good
Last month, Microsoft chief executive officer, Satya Nadella, announced that Microsoft Philanthropies will donate $1 billion USD in cloud computing resources over the next three years to 70,000 nonprofits and NGOs worldwide. Three initiatives are part of this commitment: serving the broad computing, storage, and software needs of the nonprofit community; expanding access to cloud resources for faculty research in universities; and reaching new communities with last-mile connectivity and cloud services. For more information, be sure to read the blog post from Brad Smith, president and chief legal officer.”