It would not going to be great for potential UK Microsoft users as the software giant has revealed that it will increase volume licencing prices in the country by an average of 29% in order to adjust the sustained ”currency differences between European countries”. The increase in license price will be effective from July 1.
“From July 1 in the UK, these adjustments will result in pound sterling price list rises for new volume licensing contracts of between 7.5 percent and 33.5 percent, to ensure greater consistency with the equivalent euro price list,” said Scott Dodds, UK GM of marketing and operations at Microsoft UK.
“The majority of UK business customers purchasing Microsoft products from partners buy through the open volume licensing program which is particularly popular with small businesses. We can now confirm that partners will see a 7.5% increase in list prices from July 1 for all new open purchases made,” he added.
Here is what Microsoft will charge from July 1st onwards:
- Enterprise Agreements: 25.7% increase
- Select/Select Plus: 24.6% increase
- Office 365: 21% increase
- Open Value/ISV/SPLA: 33.5% increase
- Open: 7.5% increase