Microsoft price rises from 1st January 2017

Last month we forwarded news of Microsoft’s announcement of cloud-based licencing price changes. You may have also seen press coverage of an increase, which has been linked to the reduced value of the pound against the dollar/euro in recent months. From 1st January 2017, prices for all Microsoft cloud services, including Office 365, Azure, Dynamics 365, will increase by 22%. However, because many of these services are price-protected for the term of a 12-month subscription, this price-change will only be realised at renewal. For example, if you have previously added a new Office 365 subscription in September 2016, the price will remain the same until September 2017, after which the price for the subscription will then increase in line with current levels.

Similarly, Hosted Exchange and Hosted SharePoint prices will also increase, again from 1st January 2017. These services are invoiced on a monthly rather than subscription basis and, as such, are not price protected.

This increase will impact all suppliers of Microsoft cloud services in the UK, including Microsoft direct. All non-Microsoft services in our marketplace (for example, hosting services) will remain unaffected by these changes.

If you would like to discuss details of these changes, your should contact us on 01779 473549.