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Microsoft holds training sessions for NGOs

Workshops will help non-profit organisations get the most from Microsoft solutions and software donations

Microsoft holds training sessions for NGOs
The course will help NGOs to get the most from Microsoft applications.

Microsoft Gulf Philanthropies is set to host a series of workshops for Dubai-based non-profit organisations, to help them to get the most from Microsoft and its solutions.

The workshop programme has been developed in collaboration with technology mentor Vickie Sokol Evans, and will include sessions on productivity tips and getting the most from popular Microsoft applications such as Excel and PowerPoint, as well as information on how to access Microsoft's software donation programmes for non-profits.

"Regional non-profits have done sterling work in tackling many societal issues; they face enough internal and external challenges without having to struggle with technology," said Tanya Rudd, Philanthropy Lead, Microsoft Gulf. "Microsoft's non-profit software donations programme can help connect NGOs with the cloud, Office, business intelligence tools and more. These workshops will equip them with the knowledge to take those technologies further, and achieve more.

"Productivity is all about the reallocation of time from repetitive tasks to value-adding tasks. Vickie is admired throughout the industry for her ability to demystify technology and make it work, like never before, for thousands of people. She cuts to the chase with every product, showing users only the hyper-useful features they never knew existed. Those tips have translated into tangible, real-world gains for many organisations. After these sessions, Gulf-based non-profits will be masters of their technology, and will be better able to get back to what they do best - making lives better," added Rudd.

Microsoft Certified Trainer Vickie Sokol Evans is author of the bestselling ‘100 Tips' series, and CEO and Founder of Austin, Texas-based The Red Cape Company, which specialises in productivity training in technology products and solutions. Vickie's courses are recommended by 99% of attendees and 100% of IT professionals. Her last online lesson is credited with generating greater than $1.3 million in productivity savings among its more than 600 attendees.

Each session will be held at Microsoft's Dubai Internet City office and will also be simulcast via webinar. The first seminar will take place on 31st January.

Interested NGOs can register here.

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