Microsoft announced that the prices of all Microsoft 365 NCE licences worldwide will be increased from 1 April 2023.
This price increase is a result of the current economic situation, with tariffs varying significantly worldwide and the US dollar becoming increasingly expensive.
By aligning rates with the dollar exchange rate, Microsoft aims to provide more transparency and ensure that cloud services can continue to be developed.
Changes to the licensing model
Last year, Microsoft already made changes to the licensing model, with the main aim of continuing to develop new features. In addition, Microsoft also informed then that as many as 1,400 new features have been added within the licences in recent years.
Rates in line with dollar exchange rate
To provide more transparency and continue developing cloud services, Microsoft is bringing the rates of cloud services in line with dollar exchange rate. This means that the conversion rate will be determined twice a year based on the FX rate.
The first time this happens will be on 1 April 2023 are. After this date, the price of all Microsoft 365 services will be worldwide on average 11% rise. So this also applies to all Microsoft licences.
Important to know for you as a VanRoey.be customer
- Azure, on-premise, consumer, hardware & OEM experience no price impact.
- The price hike applies to commercial, gov and academic.
- On renewal of annual subscriptions before 1 April 2023, the rates remain the same.
- For subscriptions running beyond 1 April 2023, the prices set out in the contract will apply for the remaining term.
- Microsoft will revisit pricing every six months from now on.
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