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Microsoft announces plan to increase UK prices by up to 22%

By In News On 9 November 2016


By migrating your Office 365 subscription to AD Network Solutions, you’ll see a price fix on your license until this time next year and with our discounted price you’ll see a saving of around 40%.

Whether you believe it or not, the outcome of the Brexit vote has caused a lot of financial uncertainty in the UK and prices are starting to change.

Although the government has yet to decide on Article 50, some major tech companies have already moved to reduce the impact of the falling pound. What does this mean for the UK? Well, as you can imagine once the first wave of companies jump ship, the rest will soon follow and you can guarantee these price increases will not be the last.

In a recent blog post, Microsoft shared that it too will soon amend prices, confirming that from January 1st, 2017, business software pricing will rise by 13 percent and cloud services will see a 22 percent increase. You might be wondering, what does this mean for your business? Well, we’ve got you covered and I’ll explain later on.

Microsoft’s changes come as part of a periodic assessment of its local pricing “to ensure there is reasonable alignment across the region.” The fall in the value of the pound resulted in Apple hiking hardware prices in September, although the Redmond company says that consumer software like Office 365 and cloud services will not be impacted. However, because Microsoft doesn’t set the pricing offered by resellers, partners could still decide to implement their own increases.

For customers with existing agreements, they’ll likely be protected from Microsoft’s price hikes until they renew their subscription. “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,” the company says. “Similarly, business customers with cloud commitment subscriptions such as Office 365 also receive price protection during their subscription term, which is normally twelve months from the start of paid subscription.”

That links into how we can help, we’ll migrate your Office 365 subscription to ourselves and you won’t have to pay the 22% increase until November 1st 2017. We’ve initiated an advanced up front price model that will lock in all Office 365 subscriptions for the next 12 months. This will save your business an average of 20% on the new cost of Microsoft licensing.

We will offer a 15% discount against Microsoft month to month pricing and fix your cost for the next 12 months, saving you a further 22% on Microsoft price increases for January 2017. That’s around 40% saved by moving to a one year 365 package today with ADNS.

Interested? Give us a call today on 01642 049 750.

[Source: Microsoft, Engadget & Telegraph]