Microsoft hikes price by 11% in India

Microsoft is set to increase its price in India by up to 11 percent for its software and services in India due to currency fluctuations.
Microsoft-in-China-518x420Microsoft said the price increase will not impact the buyers of hardware (e.g., Surface tablet) or Office and Windows consumer products in India.

The US-based technology company said the Indian rupee pricelist changes to harmonise its prices for commercial on-premises software and online services between India and the Asian region, effective February 1, 2023.

Starting February 1, 2023, Indian rupee prices for commercial on-premises software will increase by 4.5 percent, online services will increase by 9 percent, and Windows GGWA will increase by 11 percent to realign close to prevailing USD pricing levels in the Asian region, Microsoft said.

Services such as Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365 will appear on Microsoft’s official site for direct sale to India-based customers from February 1, 2023, with revised Indian rupee prices.

Microsoft said these changes will not affect existing orders for business customers under licensing agreements for products that are subject to price protection.

However, the prices for new products added under licensing agreements and purchases under new contracts will be determined by the pricelist at the time of ordering.

“Customers across India buying online services in the Indian rupee will continue to find Microsoft cloud offerings highly competitive,” Microsoft said.