Community Community7.x ProductionForum Post: Windows 10 license for new SSD, 19 Dec 2018 00:57:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:970ff111-d34c-436e-ab2b-84af3a9995e5agrzywi As we try to keep our laptops alive as long as possible, we're moving to SSD's--this breathes quite a bit of life back in to them. Some of our older machines are on Win7 and Win8, and didn't take advantage of the free upgrade to Win10 when it was available.  Is there a process (or product) I can use that will spare me from having to migrate the old Win7/8 OS's to the new SSD's, before then applying the discounted Windows Operating System Upgrade? I would love to perform a clean install of Win10 rather performing a migration and then an upgrade.  I see the "Get Genuine" program but that doesn't apply here: This would just be a clean disk with nothing on it--no Linux, no pirated software, which are requirements for the Get Genuine program.  Thank you in advance--very eager for insights. -AG Forum Post: ONly ONE license needed for 3 servers? Veritas Backup Exec 20, 18 Dec 2018 21:07:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:b81f270a-324e-4ed9-adf4-713593d41283a1aait HI, I'm having trouble determining if we really only need ONE license for 3 servers in our small non-profit. We have Active Directory, SQL databases (2), HyperV, VM ware in our server 2012 environment.  We want to let go of Carbonite because it is not working at all on one of our servers and is SUPER costly. Will one License of Backup Exec be all we need to do disk (local) and cloud backups for all 3 servers? I really don't want to get caught up in the convoluted Veritas price structure. Thanks, DD Orlandi Forum Post: Transferring previous Microsoft account to the non-profit account, 18 Dec 2018 20:50:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:2b574303-31c9-4d48-8d14-a6564ff132aeBowmanCountyDevelopment My organization has been using Microsoft Office 365 and has an account set-up, but we were notified of the resource that TechSoup provides and have been approved and purchased Microsoft Office 365 for 5 users.  How do I merge accounts or allow the nonprofit one to take over the standing account that is currently operating our organization.  Any help would be appreciated. Forum Post: Wish List - Mass Notification Software, 18 Dec 2018 20:36:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:6bb3ce8d-af84-44b8-871c-9206116d5d24fbcpompano Looking for an economical way to send notifications to our members (via phone, text & email - depending on their preferred method of communication).  Not just emergency notifications but reminders about special events, etc. Thanks for all you do to make our jobs/mission a little bit easier. Forum Post: RE: Hello from Singapore, 18 Dec 2018 19:02:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:b5ca96bf-2a61-47f3-8015-4d1eace263c1SusanChavez Hi Rajiv! Welcome to the TechSoup community! If you're interested in getting involved with other TechSoup community members near you, I suggest you check out DataKind Singapore . DataKind Singapore is our local NetSquared meetup group that holds regular gatherings, usually on topics like nonprofit technology. Check out their webpage and see if it might be what you're looking for.  Regards, Susan Forum Post: Before you develop that app4good, you need to get stakeholder input! A lesson from UNHCR, 18 Dec 2018 18:46:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:6df5d8fa-51d4-48c6-9c3b-4c50e73df421jcravens42 Developed in a ‘bubble’, many apps for refugees duplicated existing well-used communication platforms. They didn’t take into account complex issues of trust, how information (+ rumors) spread, nor how rapidly the political and protection landscape changed.  There was also demonstrated naivety around data protection and the political sensitivity related to information being shared.  "I definitely don’t want to disparage the motivations nor the commitments demonstrated by thousands of volunteers during in Europe. But, ‘tech-led solutions’ to complex challenges failed to solve the significant communication issues." Katie Drew of the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) writes a much-needed piece about the many apps4good / tech4good efforts launched to help migrants that didn't last past their splashy launches. She also provides helpful advice for future efforts. Her advice is applicable to ANY hackathons / hacks4good that think a room full of IT folks can solve an issue faced by migrants, people experiencing homeless, women facing domestic violence, or any mission of a nonprofit or non-governmental organization.  Forum Post: RE: Migrating from current Quickbooks online to Techsoup QuickBooks Online, 18 Dec 2018 17:25:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:7ce64ec3-a752-4765-9a10-46d2ccb9d5e7Superate This worked very well, the only thing to mention is that you do have to be on explorer 11 as the browser and it has to be a windows computer; it will not work on a MAC. Thank you for the info.  Forum Post: RE: Future of YahooGroups?, 18 Dec 2018 01:32:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:96ee4cb7-7e45-44ca-bd53-c934ab226f94Yann jcravens42 " switch over to something more reliable." Such as? Even paid services can disappear when the company doesn't work out. What do you recommend? True, paid services can disappear, although this rarely happens when customers are paying for their services. I'd be much more worried as a free user of a completely free service like Yahoo Groups that is no longer being maintained. Nothing stops them from pulling the plug at any time. I actually don't have any other recommendations, but maybe others can chime in with some suggestions. Forum Post: USAID's 2nd annual Digital Development Awards (“the Digis”), 18 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:85f54640-bc1b-45f0-a948-d67934e92a53jcravens42 USAID's Center for Digital Development works to ensure that everyone, even the poorest, has access to digital services. The Center also supports the effective use of technology and advanced data analytics across USAID and explores emerging technologies to better understand how they will shape the future of development. In an effort to recognize USAID Missions, Bureaus, and partners that are helping build an inclusive digital economy while accelerating development impact with cutting-edge technologies and advanced data analysis, the Lab is proud to announce the winners of the second annual Digital Development Awards (“the Digis”) . "The five winners of the 2018 Digis not only use digital technologies and data-driven approaches to support their program goals, but also advance the resiliency and self reliance of their communities. Working across sectors, the 2018 Digi winners demonstrate how digital tools and data can more effectively and efficiently achieve development results and demonstrate USAID’s commitment to transforming development." The winners of the 2018 Digis (complete info on the web site): Digital Inclusion in the Peruvian Amazon; USAID Peru Feed the Future Tanzania Land Tenure Assistance; USAID Tanzania FlaveDor and the Moldova Competitiveness Project; USAID Moldova Jamii Africa and SHOPS Plus; USAID Tanzania WeMUNIZE and the Maternal and Child Survival Program; USAID Nigeria Forum Post: Who Targets Me - Browser Extension Tells You Why You are Seeing Certain Ads, 17 Dec 2018 21:42:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:604f43ac-20f2-4ffe-96e0-2c61e900b625jcravens42 "Install Who Targets Me to find out who’s using Facebook ads to win your vote – and how they’re doing it." Who Targets Me is a browser extension for Chrome or for Firefox (desktop-only). To set it up, you create an anonymous profile (age, gender, location, political leaning) and continue to use Facebook as normal. The software collects the Facebook adverts you see and adds them to the Who Targets Me database. Once you start to see political adverts, it provides you with a personalised breakdown of those posts, along with links to them, and information about why you were targeted with that advert (what online engagement prompted particular ads). Installing Who Targets Me creates data about political Facebook ads that increases transparency in elections, all over the world.   You can remove the extension and/or delete any data associated with it, at any time. The project was founded in 2017 by Sam Jeffers, formerly of Blue State Digital, and Louis Knight-Webb, Visiting Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. "It’s citizen-led and non-partisan. Our goal is to increase transparency and trust in democracy. We do this by explaining what we see in the data, and by making recommendations that we think the platform companies and regulators should adopt to increase transparency for political adverts. To do this, we work with some of the leading academics and journalists in this field." Who Targets Me is also available in Finnish and Ukrainian ahead of elections in 2019 (Chrome only). Forum Post: Humanitarian Metadata Problem - Doing No Harm in the Digital Era, 17 Dec 2018 21:22:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:bc4a2a06-9572-4f74-95c4-c3ba5815f752jcravens42 post from Privacy International , Tuesday, December 11, 2018 New technologies continue to present great risks and opportunities for humanitarian action. To ensure that their use does not result in any harm, humanitarian organisations  must develop and implement appropriate data protection standards, including robust risk assessments. However, this requires a good understanding of what these technologies are, what risks are associated with their use, and how we can try to avoid or mitigate them. This joint report by Privacy International and the International Committee of the Red Cross aims to provide people who work in the humanitarian sphere with the knowledge they need to understand the risks involved in the use of certain new technologies. It also discusses the “do no harm” principle and how it applies in a digital environment. The site has a PDF download for the full report,  4.96 MB Forum Post: RE: Office 2019 and ODT Tool, 17 Dec 2018 20:22:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:af9710d7-8552-4a45-bc44-9bed8fb58fdaaneibauer I must be doing things wrong. Tried everything and cannot get it to download. Get as far as having setup create an office folder, then just an error message that it cannot install.  I decided, after paying for the stand alone version, just to install it from my Office 365 subscription and stay with that. I understand what MS is trying to do with the click-to-run versions, but I do not appreciate the work involved in trying to use the deployment tool. I kind of resent paying for the versions only to have so much difficulty getting them.  Here is my xml file: Configuration Add SourcePath="c:\newoffice" OfficeClientEdition="64" Channel="PerpetualVL2019" Product ID="Standard2019Volume" PIDKEY="xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxxy " Language ID="en-us" / /Product Product ID="ProofingTools" Language ID="en-us" / /Product /Add   RemoveMSI All="True" / Display Level="None" AcceptEULA="TRUE" / /Configuration I get an error that it is unable to install, check harddrive space, etc. Forum Post: RE: Greetings from South Carolina!, 16 Dec 2018 20:26:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:5c5be28c-0c4d-4306-8822-1a396d7bf14asthakkar Welcome to the TechSoup community forum! Hopefully, you'll find the answers you need here when it comes to tech and computer help. Also, just as an FYI, we offer one-time IT help or managed IT services depending on your needs, which you can find here . I would also encourage attending our webinars and reading our blogs as we try to post helpful (and free) content there as well.  Blogs: Articles & How-To's: Webinars: Hope that helps!  Sima Forum Post: In your words, how would you raise cyber-awareness to a child?, 15 Dec 2018 00:46:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:616f8b32-58c7-4efd-adc6-b3b2417bbc3bCallMeJun How is it going, everyone? I'm currently doing a radio show/podcast for a non-profit organization called New Heights Educational Group, and I thought I'd ask around what you would think, and how you would approach it.  I think we can agree that games like Fortnite is spreading to kids, and there was a time when I caught someone trying to manipulate my nephew into spilling out personal information.  My nephew shut the game off, and told me about it.  I did warn my nephew about playing games online before hand, but now that it's happened to him, he won't play the game unless he has someone he knows that would play with him (parents, cousins, friends).  When you were young, has this happened to you?  Or, if you're a parent, has something like this happened to your child?  How did you react? Here's my link to my podcasts/radio show: I am not a podcaster/or pro speaker by any means, but I thought I'd challenge myself by raising cyber-awareness through these shows, so I accept any suggestions or criticism. You can probably sense how a bit nervous I am when I do podcasts, but like I said, I'm challenging myself. Forum Post: CyberRwanda: using digital education to address youth issues in Rwanda, 14 Dec 2018 22:47:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:88e13a2b-330b-4b17-ab68-7ae0b6303de6jcravens42 CyberRwanda , a project of YLabs and Youth + Tech + Health, uses digital education tools targeted to urban adolescents and their healthcare providers that address youth unemployment, unplanned pregnancy, and youth-friendly sexual health care. Using a youth-centered design approach, consulting hundreds of youth, providers, parents, employers, and educators, CyberRwanda developed interactive online learning programs that provide quality information and access to adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) services, while also teaching about financial literacy, healthy relationships, and healthy lifestyles.   In Rwanda, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services are primarily designed for married women and families. Use of contraception is low among youth, and sex education in schools often lacks accurate SRH information. Accordingly, urban teens are turning to the internet and social media for SRH information, much of which is inaccurate or hard to understand. CyberRwanda seeks to improve the quality of SRH information and materials available to Rwandan teens by working with young people to develop high-quality, culturally relevant, accessible information that can be digitally accessed. Cybergirl and Cyberboy are online learning programs that teach urban adolescents employment skills and, using interactive, online and SMS tools, educates about contraception and HIV/STI prevention and signposts girls and boys to youth-friendly clinics and job opportunities. A companion program, Cybernurse, is a decision tool and training program to help improve provider knowledge and choice of contraceptive methods. Key Learnings Youth input is instrumental in designing services that align with their priorities. By gathering feedback from young people throughout the planning process, CyberRwanda created a program that taps into young people’s desire to learn about employment readiness and life skills. Extensive prototyping demonstrated that framing contraception as a step towards achieving a more successful future increased acceptability of sex education for youth and aligned with a high demand among youth for employment and entrepreneurship skills. This resulted in youth having a greater sense of ownership in the CyberRwanda program. Flexibility is crucial in taking a human-centered design approach, as a project must account for intensive exploration and iteration. CyberRwanda engaged over 400 stakeholders to provide input into the design, prototyping, and testing of the digital SRH tools. The project, initially planned to focus SRH information and training in digital design skills, pivoted to focus on SRH and youth employment readiness and life skills, such as youth financial literacy, healthy relationships, and healthy lifestyle material, as these were raised as critical issues facing youth during conversations with community members. SRH literacy, competency, and responsibility targeted at both girls and boys must be simultaneously developed. An early learning from youth was that boys have significant decision-making power in relationships and, like girls, lacked quality information on contraception. CyberRwanda therefore evolved to incorporate both girl- and boy-facing material while still including comprehensive information about the opposite gender with youth-friendly, accurate SRH information. More from the Packard Foundation , one of the project's funders.  Forum Post: Digital divide in Philadelphia, Memphis & Detroit, 14 Dec 2018 22:39:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:c218cc02-ef69-4377-a137-0e3c2fd2a7a0jcravens42 New census data released this month confirms that big swaths of Philadelphia are nearly off the tech grid, with minimal access to fast internet services in their homes. Policy  officials say the disparity between those with internet access and those without has become another  nexus of inequality in American society  because so much economic activity now occurs online .  Philadelphia essentially tied Memphis, Tenn., for second-worst among the 25 cities, consistent with previous data released by the U.S. Census Bureau in recent years and updated last Thursday. The Memphis internet access rate was 71.8 percent. Detroit brought up the bottom with 67.5 percent. Both the city government and Philadelphia-based Comcast Corp., one of the nation’s largest internet providers, say they are working to close the digital divide through computer skills training and discounted internet services. The Nicetown-Tioga Library manager sees daily the lack of computers and high-speed internet access in her impoverished corner of Philadelphia: People hungry for access hang outside the library door to tap into the branch’s WiFi. Others rush to the library’s public-access terminals to go online for pay stubs while children peck away at homework. Just around the corner from the library is a neighborhood of 4,000 rowhouses where only one in four residences, or 25 percent, had access to the internet through a broadband connection, the new data show. Overall, the entire Tioga-Nicetown neighborhood had Philadelphia’s lowest internet penetration rate by household: 37.1 percent. Pew Research Center senior researcher Monica Anderson said that Pew’s January phone survey showed that 31 percent of Americans who earned less than $30,000 a year relied only on smart phones for internet access, a percentage that has doubled since 2013. More at this article in the Philadelphia Inquirer . Forum Post: RE: Greetings from South Carolina!, 14 Dec 2018 22:31:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:b365d8a1-0672-4757-99e8-f836fcc18363jcravens42 That's about where I am as well when it comes to computer help. I was much more helpful 20 years ago, but now, the tech is so beyond me...  Forum Post: RE: Future of YahooGroups?, 14 Dec 2018 22:29:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:25618678-9a9d-4c60-83cd-d952bd5b9129jcravens42 " switch over to something more reliable." Such as? Even paid services can disappear when the company doesn't work out. What do you recommend? Forum Post: RE: Opinions on different VPN providers?, 14 Dec 2018 22:26:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:2fe5f540-0094-4ad5-88fa-140a215bd337jcravens42 I use HotSpot Shield , which I believe I found out about via the TechSoup forum once upon a time. It got me through my time in Ukraine safely. I pay for it - I hate the ads on the free version - and the lowest cost plan covers up to four devices, which is more than I need.  Forum Post: RE: How a hacker uses public wi fi to hack you, 14 Dec 2018 20:16:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:6fad814c-5b64-409d-a9cf-0559a5386f8dYann jcravens42 "We took a hacker to a café and, in 20 minutes, he knew where everyone else was born, what schools they attended, and the last five things they googled." An article by Maurits Martijn, from De Correspondent . Translated from Dutch. We see more and more visitors log on to our fictitious network. The siren song of the little black device appears to be irresistible. Already 20 smartphones and laptops are ours. If he wanted to, Slotboom could now completely ruin the lives of the people connected: He can retrieve their passwords, steal their identity, and plunder their bank accounts. Later today, he will show me how. I have given him permission to hack me in order to demonstrate what he is capable of, though it could be done to anyone with a smartphone in search of a network, or a laptop connecting to a WiFi network. The article never mentions using a VPN for protection (I use HotSpot Shield). Would a VPN have blocked this guy? It's astounding that an article on this topic fails to bring up the importance of using a VPN. In fact, anyone using public WiFi should connect to a VPN before connecting to the public wifi network. This is your best protection as data transmission remains encrypted. There are many good VPN providers. I've used HotSpot Shield in the past, but the one I use now is Windscribe.