Microsoft Price Increases 1st Jan 2017

Sunday 23rd October 2016

Microsoft has announced wide scale price increases being made to British pound pricing effective 1st January, 2017.

What’s Happening:

Microsoft has announced British pound price changes to harmonise its prices for enterprise software and cloud services within the EU/EFTA region - effective January 1, 2017. The increases are:

  • On-premises enterprise software will increase by 13%
  • Enterprise cloud will increase by 22%

Affected Licensing Agreements:

  • Enterprise Agreement
  • Open License Agreement
  • Open Value & Open Value Subscription Agreement
  • Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA)
  • Select/Select Plus Agreement
  • ISV Royalty and Distribution Agreement
  • Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA)
  • Cloud Solution Program (CSP)
  • Syndication (Price adjustment takes effect from 1 Feb)
  • Microsoft Online Subscription Program

Note: For business customers, these changes will not affect existing orders under annuity volume licensing agreements for products that are subject to price protection. However, prices for NEW product additions under such volume licensing agreements and purchases under new contracts will be will be as defined by the pricelist at the time of order.

What Next:

As the leading Microsoft partner to UK businesses and their top performing cloud partner we can offer clear advice on:

  • Which of your Microsoft licensing contracts will be affected
  • How you can arrange an “early commit” on your Microsoft renewals due before 1st July 2017
  • How to avoid the price increases on your Microsoft technology investments now
  • Optimising your future cloud consumption plans – O365 subscriptions, Azure consumption and new SPE licenses

We urge our customers to speak to their account managers to discuss the impact of the changes. If you are not a Bytes customer, we can assist, simply call us on 01372 418500.

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