Premium Microsoft products leave the tt-exchange platform

A number of on-premises Microsoft products have left the tt-exchange platform as part of its push to get organisations to embrace the cloud

Chloe Green | 3rd Apr 18
Microsoft tt-exchange changes Image by Wonderlane, Flickr

A number of Microsoft products have been removed from Tech Trust’s tt-exchange catalogue page following changes to Microsoft’s donation programme.

As of today, several donated Microsoft software products are no longer available through the tt-exchange programme.

Some premium versions of Microsoft products, such as Office Professional and Windows Server Datacentre are noticeably missing from the platform.

Many standard versions are still available, however, and charities can still access many of the services they did previously through standard versions of the software.

Office Professional Plus, for example, is leaving the tt-exchange platform. Still, the full suite of tools is still available in donations of Office Standard and Microsoft Access.

Eligible charities can get Office Standard by paying an admin fee of £22 and similarly get Microsoft Access for £11. Microsoft announced the changes a few weeks ago to bring its donation programme for non-profits in line with its current focus on cloud products and services.

As well as offering Microsoft’s remaining donations, Tech Trust will expand the range of Microsoft cloud products they offer, meaning Office 365 and Azure credit will be available in one place in the near future.

Premium versions of Microsoft Office and Windows Server will also be available as discounted products through the tt-exchange platform in the coming weeks.

Charities can sign up to receive emails when the cloud and discounted premium products become available by going to the Tech Trust page here.