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Microsoft volume licensing changes will cause price hikes

Simon Quicke

Microsoft has revealed the impact of the changes its volume licensing programme will have on prices with UK partners facing the prospect of double-digit rises.

The vendor announced back in February that it would be looking to maintain consistency by harmonising its volume licensing programmes across Europe but added the caveat that it would not be able to reveal the list price changes to partners until now, ahead of the 1 July launch.

As a result of adjustments there will be price list rises for volume licensing programs of between 7.5% and 33.5%, although the vendor has made it clear that partners will continue to determine the final price and currency of sale to their customers.


The majority of business customers in the UK but through the open volume licensing programme and there will be a 7.5% increase in list prices from 1 July.

Partners are being informed of the changes, which will kick in from July, but the vendor has repeated its position that more harmonious pricing across Europe will be better for resellers.


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