Ok, this is true. Your church qualifies for Microsoft Office 365 for FREE as long as you have a valid 501(c)3 non-profit status, which most churches do. There is no catch. Here are the main reasons your church needs to take advantage of this offer.
Just because something is free doesn’t make it valuable, but in this case, Microsoft is being quite generous. Since the powerful apps in this suite are so widely used, it just makes sense for your church to provide them for your staff and team. Everything your church staff needs for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. Plus, you get other amazingly powerful apps like OneNote for digital note-taking and journaling; Outlook for email and calendar management; and Teams for collaboration and sharing with staff and church members.
Always Up To Date
Microsoft has built 365 so that it is always up to date. You don’t have to worry about running updates or making sure that all your staff members are using the same versions. Microsoft keeps these cloud-based apps fresh all the time in the background.
Microsoft is a huge company that provides security for your documents far beyond anything your church is capable of. You get to choose whether or not you will share your documents and data, and with whom.
Your documents are always available. You don’t have to be at the office to access your documents because they are securely stored on Microsoft’s cloud service called OneDrive. Each user gets 1Tb of data storage. That’s enormous! A terabyte is 1,000 gigabytes, and a gigabtye is 1,000 megabytes. Do the math and you’ll discover just how much storage space each of your users has. To access files and documents stored on OneDrive, you will need to have internet access, though.
Windows and Mac Versions
It doesn’t matter whether you use a Windows computer or a Mac computer, Microsoft has build Office 365 for both platforms. This is great for a church staff that uses both Windows and Mac computers because you can access your files seamlessly on either type of computer.
Microsoft Teams makes it possible for you to build groups (Microsoft calls them “Teams”) to share documents and files with, as well as communicate through video and audio conferencing. Virtual meetings have become an integral part of our lives now, and since this is built into Teams, you have no need to purchase another commercial solution. This saves your church even more.
Get Office 365
So, why wait any longer? Click here to find out more from Microsoft, and how easy it is to qualify and get your church on Microsoft Office 365. If you are technically challenged and don’t have someone on your team or in your church, I can help you with your Office 365 deployment.