Microsoft announced the price increase: “On October 1, 2018, we will adjust pricing for our licensing programs and make price adjustments to on-premises products”, and  “Office 2019 commercial prices will increase 10% over current on-premises pricing” the company said.

The increases are part of a larger strategy, said Wes Miller, an analyst and licensing expert with Directions on Microsoft. “If you add all of these motions up, and look at other lightly-announced price increases, it clearly points towards encouraging customers that have avoided licensing Office 365, or now Microsoft 365, to…look again,” Miller tweeted.

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Following resources were used:

https://blogs.partner.microsoft.com/mpn/announcing-price-adjustments/

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3293428/office-software/microsoft-boosts-office-2019-price-by-10.html

 

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