ACTEM is an Authorized Education Partner (AEP) for Microsoft software
Our AER Select Agreement allows ACTEM to sell licenses and media to educational/non-profit institutions.
ACTEM requires a school or district to have a current Institutional Membership to participate in our purchasing consortium with our low educational discount pricing. Institutional memberships are offered for $50 annually ($25 for small, one-school districts). ACTEM's membership year runs from July 1st through June 30th annually.
Academic Select Enrollment
Your district or school must have a Microsoft Customer Number under ACTEM Select Plus agreement to place orders. A school or district will need to complete an Academic Select Plus Enrollment form before placing your first software order.
ACTEM will email this form to our Microsoft licensing specialist, it will get approved and assigned your Customer Number. You will receive a welcome email directly from Microsoft with a link to an online signature page. Important: Use Microsoft Explorer to sign your online agreement. This is a one time setup to order Microsoft software from ACTEM.
If you are interested in purchasing Microsoft Office or other software as an individual for your personal computer, go to the Microsoft Student Store
(Exclusive for Students, Faculty, and Staff) for personal software purchases.
Versions and Licensing
Under our Select Agreement, ACTEM can only sell the most recent versions of Microsoft software.
ACTEM's Microsoft agreement allows installation of previous versions of software with the purchase of a current license.
For example you might purchase Microsoft Office 2016 licenses but elect to install Microsoft Office 2013 in your school.
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:
Media for other software titles ships directly from Microsoft and may take 2-3 weeks for delivery.
Microsoft Licenses and Install Media (DVD's) are sold separately
Microsoft Media (install DVD's) are offered by ACTEM at $30 each plus $8 shipping and handling (per order)
Microsoft Office Versions
Microsoft ESS Subscriptions
ACTEM offers Microsoft School Agreements and the new EES subscription licensing program. Please email or call for information or quotes.
PowerSchool Server Users
Windows Server 2016 External Connector license is part # 4320644 and costs $465 and is required for each PowerSchool server that serves parents, guardians, and students. A Device CAL or User CAL is required to connect either each workstation or user used by teachers or administrators who access PowerSchool. No media necessary for any of these licenses.
Windows on a Mac with Parallels
Interested in running Windows on a Mac using Parallels? You will need a Windows Professional Upgrade with Software Assurance License (Part # 3276634). Software Assurance with Windows Professional includes the right to install additional copies of the OS as a Software Assurance benefit.
Remote Desktop Licenses
Windows Server 2016 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
NOTE: Microsoft licenses and Install Media (DVD's) are sold separately through ACTEM.
Backwards Compatibility - Microsoft Licensing allows installation of previous versions of software with the purchase of a current license.
PLEASE NOTE: Prices and Versions are subject to change without notification