Microsoft announced important price changes

Author: Time: 21.02.2023

On April 1, 2023, Microsoft will adjust Cloud services prices for EU, Norway and the UK for local currency fluctuations (FX Rates). 

Starting April 1, 2023, pricing for Microsoft cloud services will increase by +11%. 

This announcement does not apply to hardware, on-premises licenses, OEM, consumer software, consumer cloud services or Azure purchases under the Microsoft Customer Agreement on New Commerce. For indirect sales, where Microsoft products are sold through resellers, final prices and the currency of sale will continue to be determined by resellers. 

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

How will seat-based offerings in CSP be affected by this pricing update? 

Pricing for existing subscriptions for seat-based cloud services offers in legacy CSP and new commerce CSP are protected during the term of the subscription at the original billing price. 

Additional CSP seats added to an existing subscription (subscription active before April 1, 2023) will be at the original billing price. 

  • Expiring or new subscriptions purchased by a partner on or after April 1, 2023, will be subject to the revised price list, including the price adjustment.
  • Expiring or new subscriptions (purchased on or after April 1) will be subject to the revised price list. 

How to extend price protection? 

Migrate NCE Monthly subscriptions to NCE 1-year commitment before April 1, 2023 where it’s possible. 

If you have any questions or need clarification, please let us know and we'll be happy to help! 

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