The newest version of Office is now available as a donation through TechSoup Canada!
Eligible organizations can request the following Office 2016 products for Windows:
- Office Standard or Office Professional Plus
- Project or Project Professional
- Skype for Business (formerly Lync Desktop)
- Visio Standard or Visio Professional
And for Mac, the 2016 versions of these products are available:
All Office suites now include OneNote, and the Office suites for Windows include Skype for Business. Note that InfoPath has not been updated to 2016. The last version of InfoPath to be released is the 2013 version. InfoPath 2013 is still available as a donation through TechSoup, and that version is included with Office Professional Plus 2016.
Why Don't the Product Names on TechSoup Canada Include 2016?
The products in our Microsoft donations program don't include version numbers. When you receive a product donation, you can choose to download the current version of the software or the previous version via VLSC. As of today, the 2016 versions of all the Office products listed above are available for download, but you can also choose to download the 2013 version instead.
How do I upgrade if I have an Office 365 subscription?
If you have an Office 365 E3 plan for Nonprofits, you can install the new Office 2016 version on your computers right now. Just remember that upgrading to Office 2016 will remove any Office 2013 software currently installed on your PCs. Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to upgrade to Office 2016 through your Office 365 subscription.
What's New in Office for Windows
Cloud storage: Office applications integrate with OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint, so you can access your files across devices.
Insights: Powered by Bing, this feature brings you contextual information from the web right into your Office experience when using Word, Excel, Outlook, or PowerPoint
Insights feature in PowerPoint
Real-time typing in Word: You can see where others are working and what they are typing as they type it in the Word desktop application. Just save a document to OneDrive for Business and invite your colleagues to join you in a simultaneous authoring session.
Real-time typing feature in Word
Data analysis in Excel: New analysis capabilities are built into Excel, including one-click forecasting, so you can pull, map, analyze and visualize your data faster.
Data analysis features in Excel
Data loss protection: IT admins can centrally create, manage, and enforce policies for content authoring and document sharing in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. End users will see policy tips or sharing restrictions when the apps detect a potential policy violation.
Not registered with TechSoup Canada, but think you are eligible for Microsoft Donations Program?
The first step is to register with TechSoup Canada, which is free and simple. Once we have processed your registration, we will let you know if you qualify for the Microsoft Donations Program.
Registering will also give you access to discounts and donations from up to 30 other donor partners, which include popular software such as office productivity suites, graphics design software, accounting packages and security programs.
Find out how the donations program works for organizations like yours.