Microsoft is dedicated to harmonizing its prices for cloud services and adjusting for local currency fluctuation within the European region. For this reason, starting from April 1, 2023, Microsoft is making changes to their pricelists for the following currencies:
- Euro (EUR)
- Swedish Krona (SEK)
- Norwegian Krone (NOK)
- Danish Krone (DKK)
- British pound (GBP)
The table below illustrates the price increase (in percentage) for the currencies, to better align to global levels:
For Azure customers who buy the services through NCE with the Microsoft Customer Agreement (MCA), Azure is priced in United States Dollars (USD) worldwide.
USD global pricing provides customers with transparent and competitive rates that can easily be compared to competitor pricing. However, a customer buys – from a partner in the Cloud Solution Provider program, from a Microsoft seller, or from Azure.com. Customers who purchase Azure through the MCA will not see their prices impacted by these local currency adjustments. Local currency billing rates for Azure through the MCA are calculated monthly and published on Azure.com.
For business customers, these pricing changes will not affect existing orders under commercial licensing agreements (for services that are subject to price protection – i.e., price protected services aren’t affected until renewal). However, prices for new service additions under these licensing agreements and purchases and new contracts will be subject to the pricelist changes when the customer places an order. Customers buying cloud services in the currencies mentioned above, will continue to find equivalent Microsoft cloud offers highly competitive.