Microsoft Price Increases From 1st July 2012.

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Following our announcements in February by Microsoft on the proposed licensing price changes, NSIS Systems can now confirm Microsoft Prices Increases are due to take effect on 1st July 2012

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These are Europe-wide changes that Microsoft are making to its pricing policies for licensing including its cloud service Office 365. This is due to sustained currency differences in the EU/EFTA region between Euro and Non Euro currencies.

The follow table outlines some of the increases that will come into effect.

License Type                                                             Average Price Increase

Enterprise / Enterprise Subscription Agreement (EAS)     26.7%
Select Plus Agreement                                             24.50%
Open Value Subscription (OVS)                                     33.40%
Service Provider Licensing Agreement (SPLA)             33.40%
Open Agreement (corporate)                                        7.50%
Public Sector Agreements                                             to be confirmed*

  • Microsoft and the Cabinet Office have yet to make an announcement.

Indicative Pricing Examples (Typical Select Level A)

Windows Server:                                                            £468 increases to £583
Exchange Server:                                                         £452 increases to £563
Office Professional:                                                        £325 increases to £405

These changes will affect organisations in different ways. Depending on procurement cycles and timescales of any existing agreements. Some might bringing forward Microsoft software related projects to minimize costs to companies. For others there will now be the added incentive to explore volume licensing agreements to guarantee current pricing before the July 2012 increase for a 3 year period.

What do to do next?

Looking for new Microsoft software, or renewing existing licenses in the next 12 months NSIS Systems can save people pounds.

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