Free Software For Working Remotely - Stay productive, stay safe
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Free Software For Working Remotely - Stay productive, stay safe

Business are rapidly moving to a remote workforce to keep their employees safe during the current COVID-19 situation. But as organizations are adapting to this new arrangement, so, too, are malicious hackers who see this as a prime opportunity to capitalize on weakened network security. With more out-of-office access points being used, an increased need for remote data access, and even a wide scale usage of personal devices, remote work certainly has its own challenges that need to be overcome.

Microsoft Teams - Collaboration

Work remotely without feeling remote.


Chat from anywhere - Share your opinion, and your personality. Send gifs, stickers, and emojis in a group chat or in one-to-one messages.

Meet from anywhere - Instantly go from group chat to video conference with the touch of a button. Teams of 10 or 10,000 can meet in one place, no matter how many places they’re in.

Call from anywhere - Never yell “who just joined?!” ever again. Use Teams calling, Phone System, Calling Plan1, or Direct Routing to take the stress out of conference calls.

Collaborate from anywhere - Never do that frantic, searching-for-files thing ever again. In Teams you can access, share, and edit Word docs, PowerPoint, and Excel files in real time.


For more information, plz visit - https://products.office.com


Sophos Home for PCs and Macs - Security

Free software so you can always stay safe. Check for security risks, remove viruses and protect your network. Protect all the computers in your home with the free Sophos Home. The same antivirus, malware protection, and web filtering technology trusted by hundreds of thousands of businesses is now yours to take home.

  • Stop malware, viruses, ransomware, and malicious apps

  • Block unwanted web content, phishing attacks

  • Easily manage remote computers from virtually anywhere

  • Works on both Windows PCs and Macs

Claim your free tool now - Download

For more information, plz visit - https://home.sophos.com

Adobe - Design

Adobe Enables Distance Learning Globally for Schools Impacted by COVID-19 Free Creative Cloud tools offered to students through May 31, 2020


Enabling student access to Creative Cloud during COVID-19 campus closures Adobe is making temporary at-home access to Creative Cloud available until May 31, 2020 for schools and colleges who currently have only lab access for students, at no additional cost. For more information, plz visit - Student access to Creative Cloud

Free 90-day access to Adobe Connect

Airtable - Online databases and spreadsheets

Free Airtable Pro plans for students With so many schools transitioning to remote classes, we’re offering free access to our Pro plan to any student. We’ll be releasing more information on the student plan later this week.


Free Airtable Pro plans for COVID-19 mutual aid projects Any non-political, humanitarian group working on COVID-19 relief efforts can get Airtable Pro for free.

For more information, plz visit - Support for COVID-19 response efforts


Avaya Spaces for Free - Collaboration

Avaya Spaces offer provides a cloud meeting and team collaboration solution that enables people and organizations to connect and collaborate remotely – and goes beyond integrating chat, voice, video, online meetings and content sharing. It gives users all the meeting and team collaboration features needed, including voice and video conferencing for up to 200 participants. It’s a mobile-enabled solution giving users a simple, secure and effective way to track communications and manage tasks when travel and connectivity are limited.

Avaya Spaces™ to educational and eligible nonprofit organizations worldwide at no charge.

For more information, plz visit - Free subscription to Avaya Spaces™


Google - Videoconferencing service and online productivity tools.

Google Cloud has announced free access to its advanced Hangouts Meet videoconferencing capabilities for all customers of its G-Suite and G-Suite for Education services. This enables calls of up to 250 people and also allows meetings to be recorded and saved on Google Drive.

For more information, plz visit - Helping businesses and schools stay connected in response to Coronavirus


MailChimp - Electronic information-sharing MailChimp’s platform is used by marketers to distribute e-mail newsletters and other online promotions. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the company is offering free accounts for its more feature-rich service to local governments, schools, healthcare providers, nonprofits and other organizations that need to communicate critical health information about the disease. Existing customers who fall into these categories will not be billed during this period and those who are on MailChimp’s free or basic plans will be upgraded to the standard one at no cost.

For more information, plz visit - Mailchimp’s COVID‑19 Response


PandaDoc - Electronic signatures for documents. PandaDoc has created a free e-signature service with no limits to the number of documents that a user can manage via it.

For more information, plz visit - New Free eSign Plan


Credits:Martin GilesForbes Staff - CIO Network

https://www.forbes.com/sites/martingiles/2020/03/19/free-software-for-businesses-and-schools-covid19/#7d3c0a05752d


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