Important Price Changes for Microsoft Cloud Services from 1st April 2023
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Microsoft have recently confirmed the upcoming exchange rate adjustment for their global cloud products and services which will take effect from 1st April 2023.
In this blog we share the information we have received with regards further detail of Microsofts prices changes for their cloud products and services due in 2023, timing and context.
Currencies have been impacted differently across the globe by the macroeconomic environment, which also affected their exchange rate compared to the US dollar. For a sustained period, Microsoft had deferred pricing adjustments based on such currency fluctuations, but as of 1st April 2023, Microsoft is realigning cloud pricing globally.
This means Microsoft are updating local currency cloud pricing in EUR, GBP, SEK, NOK and DKK based on foreign currency fluctuations compared to the US dollar (USD), to achieve greater price harmony for cloud products across the globe. This will ensure that customers worldwide have more closely aligned pricing compared to the USD rate. Note that customers who license Azure under a Microsoft Customer Agreement on New Commerce have pricing in US dollars worldwide and will not be affected by the local currency-based price changes.
Starting 1st April this year, the following adjustment will be effective for Microsoft Cloud services:
British Pound (GBP) prices will adjust +9%
Danish Krone (DKK), Euro (EUR) and Norwegian Krone (NOK), prices will adjust +11%
Swedish Krona (SEK) prices will adjust +15%
These adjustments will not affect existing orders under licensing agreements for products that are subject to price protection. However, prices for new product additions under such licensing agreements and purchases under new contracts will be as defined by the pricelist at the time of order.
Moving forward, Microsoft will establish a centralised process in which currency fluctuations and potential pricing adjustments relative to the USD will be assessed and evaluated twice a year. This simplified structure will provide better transparency and predictability for customers no matter where they are based and move to a consistent pricing model that is the most common in our industry.
We have been assured that Microsoft remains deeply committed to the success of its customers and partners. They have said they will continue to invest to enable customers to innovate, to consolidate and to eliminate operating costs; optimising your business performance and efficiency with automation and AI, to maximise your digital investments and provide the foundation for a strong security strategy.
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