Fuse is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, based in Northampton. We help organisations of all sizes to maximise IT efficiencies through the use of Microsoft cloud computing solutions.
Microsoft Pricing is Changing
From 1st April 2023, Microsoft is changing its approach to pricing. The reason for the upcoming change is to try and create fairer pricing across different global regions, reducing variations.
The increase in demand for Microsoft’s cloud solutions such as Microsoft 365 and Azure has highlighted the sensitivities of regional pricing variations. As a result, Microsoft is adopting a "price harmonisation" approach.
As a result of this global harmonisation, UK customers will experience an increase of 9%.
Moving forward, prices with be periodically assessed and adjusted to maintain global harmonization. This is likely to be twice a year, where regional currency values will be compared to the US Dollar and adjusted up or down accordingly.
Can Increased Costs be Avoided?
Anyone who is already using the NCE CSP programme will continue to pay the same price until their renewal date. This includes any additional licenses added before 1st April 2023.
If you are currently paying monthly for your licensing, you can also delay the price increase by committing to an annual subscription. If your organisation already has an annual commitment, price increases can be delayed by renewing your subscription before 1st April 2023.
In spite of these price adjustments, Microsoft’s products and pricing still remain very competitive and best of breed.
If you have any questions on this matter, please contact the team at Fuse. We’re here to help you make the most of your Microsoft investment and ensure you’re only paying for what you need and use.
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