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Microsoft April 2023 Price Increase

Published: February 15, 2023
Updated: October 04, 2023
In a nutshell:
From April 1st 2023 Microsoft are increasing their prices by 9% on all Microsoft cloud services, keep reading to find out more information.
If you have an annual commitment due for renewal before 1st April 2023, you can avoid the price increase for up to a year by committing to a 12-month term.

You may have already heard that from April 1st 2023 Microsoft are increasing their prices by 9% on all Microsoft cloud services, including popular offerings such as Azure, Dynamics 365, and Microsoft 365

While this news may be unexpected, Microsoft has stated that the change is necessary in order to maintain a consistent pricing structure for their cloud services.  

Microsoft state, “This decision has been made to align the pricing of their Microsoft Cloud products globally, meaning customers will have consistent pricing reflecting the exchange rate of the local currency to the US dollar (USD).” 

Starting April 1, 2023, pricing for Microsoft Cloud products will be adjusted in the following currencies: 

  • GBP: +9% 
  • DKK, EUR and NOK: +11% 
  • SEK: +15% 

In the future, Microsoft will assess pricing in local currency as part of a regular twice a year cadence, taking into consideration currency fluctuations relative to the USD. Microsoft say that “this will provide increased transparency and predictability for customers globally and move to a pricing model that is most common in our industry.” 

It’s worth noting that from the 1st April, if you have an existing annual Microsoft subscription, organisations that have an seat-based subscription within the New Commerce Experience Cloud Solution Provider (NCE CSP) program, you will have price protection until the renewal date. 

So, for example, if in February 2023, you started an annual commitment for 100 Microsoft 365 Business Premium Licenses, you would not be impacted with the price increase until February 2024. 

If you are currently on month-to-month Microsoft 365 plan, or have an annual commitment due for renewal before 1st April 2023, you can avoid the price increase for up to a year by committing to a 12-month term. 

Why is the Microsoft Cloud still such good value for money? 

If you are currently on month-to-month Microsoft 365 plan, or have an annual commitment due for renewal before 1st April 2023, you can avoid the price increase for up to a year by committing to a 12-month term. 

  • Increased flexibility and scalability 
  • Reduced expenditure 
  • Enhanced resilience 
  • Efficient collaboration 
  • Greater security 
  • Improved compliance 

With the Microsoft’s cloud, organisations truly have the power to increase or decrease their use of essential business resources, with almost immediate effect.  

If you want to take advantage of the existing pricing, before the changes come into effect on April 1st, get in touch today.

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