On March 31, 2016, the SQL Server 2014 Developer Edition is being discontinued as a paid Volume Licensing program offering and instead, will be made available as part of the free Visual Studio Dev Essentials program.
SQL Server Developer Edition license offerings will no longer be sold in Volume Licensing and starting April 1, 2016, the software can be downloaded at the Microsoft website.
The ‘for SA’ SKUs represent a Dynamics AX pricing benefit that is available to customers who own perpetual licenses with Software Assurance (SA) in an Enterprise Agreement (EA). If you have Microsoft Dynamics AX CALs covered by active SA, you will be able to add access to Microsoft Dynamics AX by acquiring the SL for SA licenses, thus protecting your on-premises investments in Microsoft licensing, and permitting you to maintain non-perpetual rights to online service for the duration of your service agreement.
Starting March 1st, 2016 the pricing for SharePoint Online Plan 2 and OneDrive for Business Plan 2 will increase by 25% per user per month.
Microsoft periodically evaluates its pricing to ensure it reflects the value of each offering to their customers. This price increase reflects notable additional value being delivered to the OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online plans.
Effective March 1, 2016, Cloud Add-ons will be available for Project and Visio customers. Add-ons enable hybrid customer scenarios through enablement of cloud services while retaining the licensing security of their traditional on premise licenses and active Software Assurance. Continue reading Microsoft Cloud Add-ons available for Project and Visio
Existing Office 365 Add-on customers can transition to Office 365 E5 mid-term of their Enterprise Agreement (EA). The use of the E3/E4 Add-on Step Up will convert their existing E3/E4 Licensing Add-on position to an E5 Add-on. The price of the step up results from the difference between the price of the license they have now vs. the price of the license they are upgrading to.
Beginning March 1, 2016, Dynamics Employee Self-Service Step-Up licenses will be available to purchase, allowing customers that have previously purchased Dynamics Employee Self-Service to step up and access the functionality of Dynamics CRM Online Essential.
Microsoft is introducing the Microsoft Dynamics AX offer for Enterprise Agreement (EA), Enterprise Subscription Agreement (EAS) and education. This is the first Public Cloud offer for Dynamics AX. Microsoft Dynamics AX has a simple transparent pricing model. The per user per month model is easy to understand and is inclusive of infrastructure. Simply choose one of the four User Subscription License (USL) based on the functionality required.
As part of ongoing efforts to simplify licensing and respond to partner and customer feedback, Transitions were retired from the Enterprise Agreement program in November 2015. Online Services Add-ons, which recognize customer investments in on-premises licensing, are the recommended path for customers interested in licensing Online Services during their agreement term.
Microsoft will increase Visual Studio Professional monthly subscription prices to properly establish Service Provider Licensing Agreement (SPLA) prices relative to Visual Studio Professional monthly subscription prices in other Volume Licensing programs. Beginning January 1, 2016 there will be a 68% price increase for Visual Studio Professional monthly subscription prices in Service Provider Licensing Agreement (SPLA).
Microsoft will increase AX 2012 R3 prices to properly establish Service Provider Licensing Agreement (SPLA) prices relative to AX 2012 R3 prices in other VL programs. Current AX 2012 R3 prices are set below benchmarks for other VL products available in SPLA. This increase will be 25% across all AX 2012 R3 products in SPLA.