Microsoft Select Plus Prices

ISBE Microsoft Select Plus Contract Effective March 1, 2013

The Microsoft Select Volume Licensing Agreement for the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has been transitioned to the new Microsoft Select Plus Program effective March, 1 2013. ISBE offers Illinois K-12 Schools and organizations of all sizes the ability to purchase Microsoft software at greatly discounted prices through this program.

The Select Plus program is a perpetual license program allowing schools the ability to purchase even a single license at discounted prices. Media can be ordered only when needed. All of the Microsoft Applications like Office are offered along with the complete set of Microsoft server products and Operating System Upgrade licenses. Subscription based products such as VDA licenses for Virtual Desktop Application for Thin Clients that allow you to license software in periods 25 - 36 months are also available.

All new Microsoft Select Plus License-Software Assurance (Maintenance) Product bundles purchased on or after March 1, 2013 allow you to upgrade to Microsoft license versions released by Microsoft prior to February 28, 2016. You may purchase Software Assurance in a bundle with any new product licenses that you purchase. If you want to upgrade the licenses you already own and don’t have Software Assurance you will need to buy a new license in order to upgrade for all Microsoft products except for Operating System licenses that are Upgrade Licenses only.

If you purchased Software Assurance anytime in the past three years under the expired ISBE Select agreement you are eligible to renew your SA licenses with coverage through February 28, 2016. The deadline for placing SA renewal orders is March 31, 2013.

Any license you purchase without Software Assurance will never expire. Any purchases you make under Select Plus will have downgrade rights as well.

Illinois schools place their orders directly through Microsoft LARS chosen by ISBE to service this program. Current pricing and program information can be found online at A brief price list of the most popular Microsoft products and a complete list of all products are current and are updated monthly.  Bell Techlogix is providing SA renewal quotes to all known ISBE SA clients via email. If you still need a quote please see additional information section below.

Additional Information on ordering Licenses Software or Software Assurance can be obtained from Juana Younce at Bell Techlogix at 1-866-287-3046 or you can email . If you are using another LAR please contact your sales contact at that company.