Preparing for Microsoft’s Price Increases

microsoft_banner1200x536From 1st January 2017 Microsoft will increase the price of its enterprise licensing for software and cloud.

Microsoft has announced the following British Pound price increases to harmonise costs for enterprise software and cloud services within the EU/EFTA region. These are as follows:

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

Affected 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

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.

How to prepare

We’re here to help you save your company money on upcoming renewals and software purchases. As one of the UK’s leading Microsoft suppliers, SCC would like to offer you our guidance.

 Where we can help

  • Which of your Microsoft licensing contracts will be affected
  • How to avoid the price increases on your Microsoft technology investments now
  • How best to purchase future Microsoft Cloud plans – O365 subscriptions, Azure consumption and new SPE licenses

If you’re an existing SCC customer, call your account manager who will arrange a one-to-one consultation with one of our licensing specialists.

For those who are not a SCC customer, we can still help. Simply reply back to this email with your contact details and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.

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