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  Enrolment for Education solutions Select Plus Licence School Agreement
Designed for Any primary or secondary school from 1st March 2011. Schools that either intend to buy 250 or more licences over three years, or who have access to a Master agreement through their Local Authority or other body (such as the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust). Any primary or secondary school
Products Included Customers can choose from a variety of desktop and server products.

View the EES for a list of available products

An extensive range

Customers can choose from a variety of desktop and server products.

View the School Agreement for a list of available products

Software Assurance Value See the Software Assurance Value details included with School Agreement.
  • New versions rights
  • Spread payments (on three-year agreements)
  • TechNet Online Concierge Chat
  • Windows PE
  • Corporate Error Reporting
  • eLearning
Additional benefits when more than five servers are purchased with Software Assurance:
  • TechNet Plus
  • Extended Lifecycle Hot-fix Support
Software Assurance is still available to customers who buy Select Plus Licences, as an additional option. There are a number of different levels which can be chosen to meet your needs.

Find out more about Software Assurance

See the Software Assurance Value details included with School Agreement.

  • New versions rights
  • Spread payments (on three-year agreements)
  • TechNet Online Concierge Chat
  • Windows PE
  • Corporate Error Reporting
  • eLearning

Additional benefits when more than five servers are purchased with Software Assurance:

  • TechNet Plus
  • Extended Lifecycle Hot-fix Support
Support Several options, including Microsoft Certified Solution Providers and purchasing support Download Service - access to software updates, programming aids and device drivers
Online product support
Telephone support
Several options, including Microsoft Certified Solution Providers and purchasing support
How it Works One annual payment based on FTE count and product selection, also optional inclusion of computers exclusively dedicated to one student, and students’ own computers. Volume pricing across the whole organisation.Sign an agreement and get a confirmation for the licences you acquire each month One annual payment based on PC count and product selection, also optional inclusion of students
Term One year or three years (renewable) Three years One year or three years (renewable)
What happens at end of term You must renew, stop using the software, or pay to convert your licences to perpetual ones.

See buy-out information

Continue using software You must renew, stop using the software, or pay to convert your licences to perpetual ones.

See buy-out information

Where to Buy Any Microsoft Education Large Account Reseller or Microsoft Authorised Education Reseller. Any Microsoft Education Large Account Reseller Any Microsoft Education Large Account Reseller or Microsoft Authorised Education Reseller.
Learn More Find out more about EES Find out more about Select Plus Licence Find out more about the School Agreement

In support of the government’s Online Reporting policy and targets, Microsoft has extended the coverage of student licences in appropriate circumstances to cover their parents/guardians.

Under Select Plus Licence, Open Licence and School Agreement a CAL is no longer required for the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of licensed student users.

Download the free licence grant document

Additionally, for certain CAL options under the School Agreement External Connector Licences are now included for prospective students, alumni, and students and faculty of collaborating institutions.

Download the free licence grant document

Other licence options which are generally more expensive, but may be applicable in some circumstances are Open Licence and Academic Full Packaged Products


Licence Administration: You can easily manage all your Microsoft licensing agreements online at the Microsoft Volume Licensing Services Centre (VLSC). With a single sign in, you can:

• See your complete licensing information
• Review your purchase history
• Administer Software Assurance benefits
• Track your licence orders
• Look up Volume Licence Product Keys
• Download your licensed software

You can also contact Microsoft Volume Licence Services (MVLS) Support Call: 0800 917 9016 Lines are open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays). Or Email:mvlshelpe@msdirectservices.com We'll respond to your email within 48 hours.