In response to changes in the value of the British pound, Microsoft have made the decision to make some significant changes to the price of enterprise software and cloud services.
Effective from 1st January 2017, Microsoft will be increasing British pound pricing to be more consistent with pricing across the EU/EFTA region.
On-premise enterprise software prices will increase by 13% and most enterprise cloud prices will increase by 22%.
For business customers, these changes will not affect existing orders under annuity volume licensing agreements for products that are subject to price protection. For example, customers with Enterprise Agreements have price protection on previously ordered enterprise software and cloud services, and will not experience a price change during the term of their agreement. Similarly, business customers with cloud commitment subscriptions such as Office 365 also receive price protection during their subscription term, which is normally twelve months from the start of paid subscription.
If your business has projects planned which involve implementation of any enterprise software or cloud services, and you want to bring this forward to take advantage of the price protection, please get in touch with us as soon as possible, as we want to ensure we can help you do this prior to 31st December 2016.
If you have any questions, please call us on 0203 727 6021 for more information.