ACTEM is an Authorized Education Partner (AEP) for Microsoft software 

Our  AER Select Plus Agreement allows ACTEM to sell licenses and media to educational/non-profit institutions.   Districts must be registered under our Select Plus agreement to purchase Microsoft licensing through ACTEM.

Microsoft Select Plus Licensing

Microsoft Select Plus is a perpetual licensing agreement for government and academic organizations. Select Plus works best for organizations that want to license Microsoft on-premises with no annual cost committment. Software Assurance (upgrade rights) is optional and cloud services are not available.

You simply use the software until it no longers works with current operating systems and then purchase newer versions at our low educational pricing when you need to upgrade.

Perpetual software license is purchased up front, in a lump sum and allows the organization to use the software indefinitely.

Subscription software license (Software as a Service) is priced with an annual fee that is required to continue using the software. 

Personal/Staff Purchases of licensing

If you are interested in purchasing Microsoft Office or other software as an individual for your personal computer,  go to the Microsoft Student Store.  ACTEM is only able to offer software to schools and districts registered under our Select Plus agreement.

Versions and Licensing

ACTEM can only sell the most recent version of any Microsoft software but you are allowed to install an older version with a current license.

Microsoft Licenses and Install Media (DVD's) are sold separately

Microsoft Media (install DVD's or flash drives) are offered by ACTEM at $30 each plus $8 shipping and handling.  One install media will work for multiple installations up to the number of licenses purchased.

Install Keys and software downloads are also available by the registered district contact by accessing the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center website.

Microsoft Install Media (DVD's)

ACTEM stocks the current and the most recent previous versions of install DVD's for our customers convenience.  ACTEM stock includes only the most common Microsoft software titles:  

  • Windows 11 Professional
  • Windows Office LTSC Pro Plus and Standard 2021
  • Office 2021 LTSC for Mac (Flash Drive)
  • Server 2022

Microsoft Office Versions

  • Office 2021 LTSC Standard for Windows includes  - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Office 2021 LTSC Professional Plus includes  - All that is in Standard version plus Publisher, Access, OneNote, InfoPath, and SharePoint Workspace.
  • Office 2021 LTSC Standard for Mac includes -  Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Remote Desktop Licenses

Windows Server 2022 Remote Desktop (Terminal Serv) User or Device CALs require you to call Microsoft to activate your licenses.  When purchasing these licenses from ACTEM, please call the Microsoft Clearinghouse  for activation.

Remote Desktop Activation Line - (888) 571-2048.

Office 365 Education  - Not available through ACTEM 

Microsoft Select Plus Registration

Your district or school must have a Microsoft Customer Number under  our Select Plus agreement to place orders through ACTEM.  A school or district will need to complete an Academic Select Plus Enrollment form before placing your first software order.

We have created a Google form to help collect the information needed from your district for this registration process at the following link:


After ACTEM receives your form:

  • We will submit your information to our Microsoft licensing specialist
  • This specialist will in turn enter your information into Microsoft volume licensing system
  • Microsoft will send an email to the district contact listed on the form to accept the agreement.  Look for an email from [Sometimes found in Spam folders].
  • This contact will need to electronically accept (sign) this agreement.  Here is a link to Microsoft eAgreement Training for help with accepting/signing agreement.
  • Once agreement is signed, Microsoft will issue a customer number for your district and you will be able to purchase software under our Microsoft Select Plus Agreement through ACTEM.
  • Please call if you have any questions. 

Microsoft Volume Licensing Support

Phone Support:  (866) 230-0560 (Toll Free)  --  5 AM – 5 PM PST Mon - Fri

Support Web Form:  Volume Licensing Support Request Web Form

Microsoft Volume License Service Center (VLSC)  - Support & FAQ Document


NOTE: All  Microsoft Licenses are Electronic distribution - NO MEDIA

Backwards Compatibility -  Microsoft Licensing allows installation of previous versions of software with the purchase of a current license.

Product Description

Part #



Office Licenses & Media




Microsoft Office - License & Install Media sold separately




 Note: LTSC = Long Term Servicing Channel

 Microsoft's new term for perpetual licensing



Office 2021 Professional Plus LTSC License - Windows

Office LTSC Professional Plus 2021

includes Access, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Skype for Business, Teams, and Word.





Office 2021 Professional Plus LTSC Windows Install Media




Office 2021 Standard LTSC License for Windows 

Includes  Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook




Office 2021 Standard LTSC Windows - Install Media  




Office 2021 Standard LTSC Mac License

Includes Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint


License  $57

Office 2021 LTSC Standard Mac Media


Flash Drive










Microsoft Windows - 
License & Install Media sold separately

Windows Pro 11 Pro  License


License $60
Windows Pro 11 Windows Enterprise/EDU License w/SA


License + Software Assurance

Windows Pro 11 Pro DVD W121Pro-DVD DVD $30

Windows Professional Upgrade License with Software Assurance

(This license grants rights to install on a Mac running Parallels or some other virtual installation)


License +

 Software Assurance






Older MS Media




Windows 10 Pro  DVD Media












Contact the ACTEM office for pricing on specific Microsoft applications not listed here.





SERVERS  Microsoft Servers

Microsoft Servers -
License & Install Media sold separately 

Microsoft Windows Server 2022 Standard - License Pack - 2 cores

(Allows for 2 Virtual Instances)


Windows standard server edition requires CALs for every user or device accessing the server.


PLEASE NOTE: Minimum 8 License packs (16 cores) required per server. All physical cores in the server must be licensed. 




$29 per License Pack



per server

 Windows Server 2022 User CALs


 License $8.50

 Windows Server 2022 Device CALs 


License $8.50

 Windows Server 2019 Remote Desktop User CAL


License $26

 Windows Server 2022 Remote Desktop Device CAL


License $26

 Windows Server 2022 External Connector License


License $430

 Windows Server 2022 Datacenter License Pack - 2 Cores (Unlimited Virtual Instances)


Windows datacenter server edition requires CALs for every user or device accessing the server.


PLEASE NOTE: Minimum 8 License packs (16 cores) required per server.  All physical cores in the server must be licensed.



License $164 per License Pack



per server

Click here for Microsoft SQL Server Licensing Information

 Two Licensings Options for         SQL Servers:

1.  Server  + CALs

2.  Server per 2 Core

A minimum of 4 core (2 licenses) is required for each physical processor on the server when licensing by core.




SQL Server Standard 2022 (Licensed by server + CALs)




 SQL User CAL 2022




 SQL Server standard 2022 - Per 2 Core -- Must license at least 4 Cores per CPU -- No CALs Required



$840 per License P


PLEASE NOTE:  Prices and Versions are subject to change without notification

Microsoft EES - Subscription Licensing

Microsoft Subscription Licensing provides coverage for desktop products through one annual count of employees

  • ACTEM offers Microsoft EES subscription licensing for schools and districts.  
  • Subscriptions are based on the number of "Education Quailfied Users" in your institution.  
  • This program offers both desktop versions and access to Office 365 A3 for both staff & students.  
  • Student licensing is free when you license your staff.

Microsoft EES - Enrollment for Education Solutions:

EES Subscription Licensing provides assured coverage for desktop platform products through one annual count of employees, the ability to add additional products as needed, student licensing options, and the benefits of Microsoft Software Assurance. 

Microsoft ESS subscription licensing programs offers…

  • The right to run products, and any upgrades of those products, for the designated term
  • Simplicity of licensing products school or organization-wide through an annual count of people
  • Easy software license compliance
  • Work at Home Rights for faculty and staff
  • Microsoft Office 365 Education
  • Additionally includes no-cost Office 365 ProPlus subscription licenses for your students through the EES Student Option. 

Counting Education Qualified User:

Any employee, contractor, or volunteer who uses a product or qualified device for the benefit of the institution or within the user’s relationship with the Institution.

Education Qualified User Examples:

  • Full Time Faculty/Staff Member
  • Part Time Faculty/Staff Member
  • Adjunct/Substitute Teacher
  • Librarian
  • Public Safety


  • Microsoft requires a minimum purchase of 30 Qualified Education Users under this new ACTEM agreement beginning in 2019.  
  • ACTEM pricing is at the 3,000 Qualified Education User level. 
Please contact the ACTEM office for price quotes for your school or district.


    Association of Computer Technology Educators of Maine

    P.O. Box 187, Gorham, ME 04038

    Phone: (207) 222-4353  Fax: (207) 222-2057  Email: