Microsoft adjusting Azure pricing in the British Pound
Starting 1 April 2023, prices for Microsoft Azure services in the British Pound will increase by 9 percent to more closely align to Azure pricing in US dollars. Even after this adjustment, customers buying in the British Pound will continue to find Azure offerings highly competitive.
Microsoft periodically assesses its pricing of products and services to adjust for local currency fluctuations and to ensure reasonable alignment across regions. This change to Azure prices is an outcome of this assessment.
Here is how this change affects Microsoft Azure customers purchasing in the British Pound:
Enterprise Agreements (EA) or Enterprise Subscription Agreements (EAS), MPSA, or Server and Cloud Enrollments (SCE)
Customers or partners who purchased Azure within an EA, EAS, MPSA or SCE agreement have price protection on currently offered Azure services and will receive the lower of the baseline price or the new market price. A baseline price is the price at the beginning of an Azure agreement or the price at which a new Azure service was made generally available. If the new market price is higher than the baseline prices, customers may see an increase up to but not above their baseline prices. New Azure services will be priced as noted on the then-current price list.
In some cases, the agreement within which Azure is purchased has expired, and in these instances, the agreement is referred to as being in “Extended Terms.” Customers or partners in Extended Terms have no price protection and, accordingly, the percent increase will be effective from 1 April 2023.
Pay-as-you-go subscriptions (MOSP/Web-Direct)
Customers under the pay-as-you-go model enjoy the benefits of no minimum purchase requirements and have flexible pricing. For these customers, prices will increase effective 1 April 2023. Pricing for customers purchasing Azure in the British Pound will be comparable to pricing in US dollars as listed on Azure.com.
Azure in Cloud Solution Provider Program (CSP)
In CSP, end-customer pricing for Azure services is determined by the channel partner.
Azure in New Commerce
Azure New Commerce pricing is in USD and will not be affected by this change.
Lugo clients who subscribe to Microsoft Azure infrastructure are within New Commerce, therefore will already be aligned with USD, with pricing normally updated bi-annually.
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