Microsoft SPLA Licence Price Changes

Microsoft has recently increased their licencing pricing across their suite of services, a change which generally occurs on an annual or biannual basis. While we do our best to absorb the vast majority of those changes in costs, ensuring consistent and affordable pricing, we occasionally must adjust our pricing in line with the increases from our suppliers.

Commencing March 2019, the price of Microsoft software licences will rise 15%.  The specific adjustment on your service will vary, depending on the licences purchased and volume. An example of the price adjustments is provided below.

 Example License Type Example Pricing
 February 2019
 Example Pricing
March 2019
 Windows Server Standard (2-core licenses) $8.75 $10.00
 Windows Server Datacentre (2-core licenses) $46.25 $53.50
 SQL Web Edition (2-core licenses/SAL) $24.50 $28.50
 SQL Standard Edition (2-core licenses/SAL) $249.50 $287.00
 Windows RDS – Remote Desktop Services (SAL) $10.00 $11.50
 Office Standard (SAL) $24.90 $28.50
 Office Professional (SAL) $29.90 $34.50
 Microsoft Exchange Standard (SAL) $3.99 $4.75
 Microsoft Sharepoint Standard (SAL) $7.90 $9.00

The licence prices listed are monthly.

We thank you for your continued trust in our services, as this is the first time we have passed on a Microsoft pricing increase in more than 4 years. To review your update to date billing amounts, login to the Client Area.

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