Microsoft is offering a pilot program of Electronic Software Delivery (ESD) Aug. 31 through Oct. 31, 2009. This offer will be available at the MSUM eSoftware Web Store in addition to the usual media delivery options. The Student Select ESD option provides the following benefits:

* Instant access to software

* Lower costs

* No shipping fees

* Full download support

* Software and serial key attached to your profile as long as you are an MSUM student or employee.
Go to for a link to  the MSUM eSoftware Web Store. This is a trial program and the Electronic Software Download is set to expire on Oct. 31, 2009. However, you will still be able to access your software key as long as you have an active DragonID and PIN.