Reid Downey, general manager of Microsoft’s New York District was on the TODAY show Friday as part of the program’s annual Holiday Toy and Gift Drive. Microsoft announced that they are donating $2 million in software to NBC-sponsored charities and other youth-serving non-profit organizations as part of YouthSpark initiative. In addition to free software, Microsoft Retail stores donated 200 HP Stream Windows tablets to those same charity outlets.
With these amazing tablets, the charities get access to the full Windows 8.1 experience, and with powerful tools like SQL and the cloud-based Office 365, they can do a ton more than ever before: go paperless, impress stake-holders, reduce costs, access important documents anywhere, anytime, and work more productively and more collaboratively, so that they can do even more good for the communities they serve.
I can’t tell you how honored I am to be a part of this effort, and to have the privilege of sharing with nearly 2 million TODAY show fans! On behalf of all of us at Microsoft, thank you New York for another great year and we hope your holidays are filled with cheer.