Prices set to rise by up to 22%
Microsoft have released news of changes to pricing, stating it was revising British pound pricing to “ensure there is reasonable alignment across the region”:
“Microsoft is announcing British pound price changes to harmonise its prices for enterprise software and cloud services within the EU/EFTA region, effective January 1, 2017. Microsoft periodically assesses the impact of its local pricing of products and services to ensure there is reasonable alignment across the region and this change is an outcome of this assessment. For example, in April 2016 Microsoft made similar harmonisation adjustments to its pricing in the Norwegian krone and Swiss franc.
Starting January 1, 2017 most enterprise cloud prices in British pound will increase by 22% to realign close to euro levels. Even after this adjustment, customers across the region buying in British pound will still find Microsoft cloud offerings highly competitive.”
If you are considering a move to Office 365 or purchasing new Microsoft software make sure this completes before the end of the year.
Also, consider adding up to 22% to any future budget forecasts to accommodate the projected price increases.