10/10/2017

Microsoft SPLA Price Increases

Good Afternoon Digital Edge Customers,

We are writing to you today to inform you of changes to monthly Microsoft licenses. (The Microsoft Service Provider Licensing Agreement, or SPLA, is designed to provide customers hosted software services including web services, database services and applications.)

We received communication from Microsoft regarding the expected price changes for January 2018 & January 2019. Please see the information below. Once we have official set dollar amounts we will communicate that information as well. Please let me know if you have any questions! We want to make sure you have this information as soon as possible to give you as much time as possible to plan for these changes.

Programs Impacted – Corporate & Academic

Effective January 1, 2018 monthly prices for the following products will increase: 

  • By 10% for Windows Remote Desktop Services SAL 
  • By 10% for Windows Server Standard (Processor license)* 
  • By 10% for Windows Server Datacenter (Processor license)* 
  • By 10% for SQL Server Standard Core 
  • By 10% for SQL Server Enterprise Core 
  • By 10% for SQL Server Web
  • By 10% for SQL Server Standard SAL 
  • By 5% for Core Infrastructure Server Suite Standard (Processor license) 
  • By 7% for Core Infrastructure Server Suite Datacenter (Processor license) 

(* Applicable to Agreements that still have the right to report these sku’s)

Giving customers 15+ months’ notice and effective January 1, 2019 prices for the following products will increase: 

  • By 10% for Windows Server Standard Core 
  • By 10% for Windows Server Datacenter Core 
  • By 5% for Core Infrastructure Server Suite Standard Core 
  • By 7% for Core Infrastructure Server Suite Datacenter Core 
  • By 15% for Windows Remote Desktop Services SAL 

For more information regarding these changes, or to speak with the Digital Edge team, please contact us today!

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