Microsoft amends July price hike


Reflecting on the difficulties businesses are facing in this tough economic climate and the fact that their sales are slowing, Microsoft has amended the UK price hike planned for July, but businesses still face paying up to 25.5% more for their software. The supplier had previously said it would increase its licensing fees by a third, but with just a month to go, the company has decreased the price hike slightly. For smaller businesses (under 250 users) with an Open Agreement, the price increase is only 1.7%, but the cost of licensing software under an Enterprise Agreement goes up by 18.7%, while the cost of the Select Agreement is 17.7%. Microsoft had originally planned to increase its Open Licence Agreement by 7.5%; the Enterprise Agreements would see an average increase of 25.7% while Select or Select Plus Agreements would increase by 24.6%.

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