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Communities

Online communities offer a great opportunity to find help and advice from other professionals and exchange ideas.

Techsoup Community http://forums.techsoup.org/cs/community/?cg=lnav 

The Techsoup community features forums, a blog and articles from community members on how they use technology in their nonprofit organizations and on social media best practices. Popular topics in forums are accessible technology and public computing, emerging technologies, hardware and software.

Focus: Technology in NGOs

Language(s): English

Requirements: Everyone can search and read post. Requires Techsoup account to post. Registration for a Techsoup account is free. Features: forums, podcasts, videos, library of documents

Microsoft Office Support Communities http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office 

Microsoft provides support communities for Microsoft Office users who have questions around Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook.

Focus: Microsoft Office

Requirements: Requires Windows Live ID to post.

Language(s): English.

Features: Forums

OpenOffice Support Communities http://support.openoffice.org/index.html#fcs 

OpenOffice.org provides links to free OpenOffice support communities, trainings and tutorials.

Focus: OpenOffice

Requirements: Depend on community

Language(s): English.

Features: forums, FAQs, tutorials, wikis

Born to Learn from Microsoft Learning http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/ 

Microsoft’s learning community connects people who study for Microsoft certifications to certified Microsoft professionals for training, certification, and information exchange.

Focus: Microsoft training, Microsoft certifications

Requirements: Requires Windows Live ID to post.

Language(s): English

Features: forums, events, blogs, courses