Microsoft Canadian Dollar Price Increases December 2018
On December 1, 2018, there was a Canadian price change, with an increase of 5% that came into effect.
This is not the first time that Microsoft has changed pricing for customers North of the border. Periodically they assess the pricing of online services and software products and this may impact the prices both locally and globally. They do these evaluations to ensure that it is on par across different regions and currencies. This change of pricing is due to their most recent assessment. The increase of the 5% is to align the prices to be closer to the US dollar amounts, therefore, it will be become relatively the same price regardless of the currency used.
You can rest assured that these changes do not affect business customers who already have orders for products that are under volume licensing agreements and price protection plans. Any new products that are ordered, either new contracts or added products to existing contracts however, will be processed with the new price list amounts.
Even with the increase, Canadian customers who buy online services will find that the Canadian prices are still highly competitive for Microsoft cloud products. Consumer cloud services and commercial on-premises software prices will not be affected by this increase. Also, Microsoft products that are sold indirectly through resellers will continue to be sold at the price discretion of the reseller.
If you have any further questions, want to learn more about this change, or are unsure if this price change will affect you, call Longhurst Consulting.