Microsoft program and pricing adjustments

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Microsoft announced a series of changes across the program and product portfolio. These changes are to provide unique offers that support customer digital transformation. These changes are linked to offer pricing and discounting.

On October 1st, 2018, Microsoft will adjust pricing for its licensing programs. There will also be price adjustments to on-premises and cloud products.  Continue reading Microsoft program and pricing adjustments

Microsoft Volume Licensing (VL) programs: physical media is no longer available

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Microsoft announced that Software on physical media – such as CDs, DVDs, flash drives, and USB sticks – is no longer available for all the Microsoft Volume Licensing programs. Users should download their software from Microsoft’s Volume License Service Center (VLSC). All you need to know about the VLSC, you find on this page: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Licensing/existing-customer/vlsc-training-and-resources.aspx

Microsoft Azure Monetary Commitment Overage Payments

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Microsoft announced changes to when customers are invoiced for overage on their Azure Monetary Commitment. Historically, this has been quarterly or annually, dependent on agreement type, which was changed to quarterly for all customer and agreement types in December 2017. Now all overage of new and renewing Enterprise Agreement (EA) customers will be charged at the end of each month. This change will not affect current enrollments before end of their term.

Affected programs:

  • Enterprise: Enterprise Agreement (EA), Enterprise Agreement Subscription (EAS) and Server and Cloud Enrollment (SCE)
  • Academic: Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES)
  • Government

This will impact both Direct and Indirect EA customers.

Microsoft Dynamics AX for Software Assurance

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.

 

Microsoft Office 365 E5 Add-on Step Up

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.

 

Microsoft Dynamics AX Public Cloud offer

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.

Microsoft Enterprise Agreement Online Services Transitions Retirement

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 Online Services Price Reduction

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To ensure Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) / Microsoft Enterprise Subscription Agreement (EAS) / Microsoft Product and Services Agreement (MPSA) and Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES)  customers receive the best pricing based on their commitment to Microsoft Online Services, the March 1st 2014 price list reflects a 15% price reduction for Microsoft Intune User Subscription Licenses (USLs), Intune Add-ons, Azure Rights Management Services (RMS), Project Online USLs and Visio Pro for Office 365 USLs and Transitions.

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