Microsoft announces Cloud prices, showing more transparency

Microsoft recently said it has established a defined and transparent cadence to its existing process of aligning Microsoft Cloud pricing globally to U.S. dollar levels.
microsoft-cloud-for-enterprisesThis ensures that customers across different geographies and currencies will encounter consistent pricing reflecting the exchange rate of the local currency to the U.S. dollar (USD), Microsoft said.

Microsoft announced the following pricelist changes to adjust prices for Microsoft cloud services to global levels and prioritize local pricing stability for OnPrem.

Starting September 1, 2023, pricing for Microsoft Cloud and software services will be adjusted in the following currencies:

Currency
Cloud Change %*
OnPrem Change %*
Australian Dollar
+9%
+9%
Canadian Dollar
+6%
+6%
New Zealand Dollar
+7%
None
Swiss Franc
-9%
None

*Percentage changes on individual SKUs may vary slightly from
these percentages due to pricing calculations and rounding rules.

Microsoft said it will assess pricing in local currency as part of a regular twice-a-year cadence, taking into consideration currency fluctuations relative to the USD. This will provide increased transparency and predictability for customers globally and move to a pricing model that is most common in our industry.

The Microsoft Cloud continues to be priced competitively, and Microsoft remains deeply committed to the success of its customers and partners.

“We will continue to invest to enable customers to innovate, consolidate and eliminate operating costs, optimize business performance and efficiency and provide the foundation for a strong security strategy that customers around the world have come to rely on,” Microsoft said.

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