I wanted to share the news that Microsoft plans significant price increases for Open and Open Value licensing from July - these are licensing options for small and midsize organisations. All orders invoiced on or after 1st July 2012 will be at the new pricing, with no exceptions.
I understand the price increase is driven by a need to “re-align” UK pricing with European pricing, a disparity which has developed as a result of ongoing currency differences between Euro and Non Euro currencies.
The price increase will apply to the whole UK channel, and I understanding that it will be a 1.7 per cent increase for Open and 25.9 per cent increase for Open Value and Open Value Subscription.
For resellers working with us, it is essential that any outstanding quotes, or quotes we issue during June, are closed before Friday 29th June to benefit from current pricing.
The July pricelist has not yet been released, but our systems will be updated as soon as it is.