Microsoft announces currency adjustment from April 1st

Ranja Ovedal

Microsoft’s prices for cloud services have been very stable for several years. In March 2021, a price adjustment was made on five of their products in Microsoft 365. Microsoft 365 Business Premium, Microsoft 365 Business Basic, Microsoft 365 E3, and Office 365 E3 and Office 365 E5. Simultaneously, they presented their new licensing program NCE.

On January 5th, this year, Microsoft announced that it must take several steps to coordinate the prices of its Microsoft Cloud products globally. This means that we will see consistent prices reflecting the exchange rate of the local currency to the United States Dollar (USD). In the future, Microsoft will consider local currency pricing twice per year. This will provide increased transparency and predictability for customers globally.

The following currencies are adjusted:

Read more on Microsoft's own sites

How does the change affect your business?

The change will be 11% against NOK and applies to all Microsoft cloud products, with the exception of Azure Plan.

The adjustment is justified by the global changes. For many customers, it will be cost-effective to make changes before the currency adjustment takes effect.

For some customers, it may be cost-effective to make changes before this currency adjustment takes effect. Our licensing experts at Evidi continuously seek to optimise your software investments and to deliver value over time. The investments will equip your business for today's and tomorrow's solutions.

Because software makes up more than 35% of your IT budget on average, you should have full control over your licenses. Our licensing experts help you invest smarter and better. They give you the right prices. Equally important is the assurance that you are following agreements and rules.