15% Price Increase for Microsoft User CAL's

15% price increase for Microsoft User CAL’s

As the IT industry continues to move forward with the “Cloud” message. Microsoft has decided to increase the pricing of their on-premise User CAL’s.

From 1st July 2015, the on-premise User CAL (client access license) pricing will increase by approximately 15%. This will be across all Microsoft Licensing Programs including academic and government sectors.

Customers now have a few months to start evaluating their existing licensing program and future plans before the increase kicks in. Storm Technologies welcomes you all to have an independent conversation with our licensing specialists to review your current Microsoft licensing agreement and see what options are available to you.

*Any customers that have purchased user CALs on a fixed price contract (Enterprise Agreement, ESA, SCE, OVS, OVP) won’t be affected*

To avoid the price increase, customers can:

  • Sign a new or move to a fixed-price agreement before 1st July 2015 (dependent on the size of your organisation)
  • License CAL Suites on a per-device basis (device CALS won’t increase in price.
  • Purchase Cloud suites (Office 365 Enterprise, Enterprise Mobility Suite and Enterprise Cloud Suite) that provide dual access to both online services and on-premises server software. With this option, customers will also benefit from additional enterprise functionality and a user centric licensing model.
  • Lock in the price of any additional user CAL products that they require over the course of their agreement before the price increase

Click here now to arrange a call back from a member of our licensing team


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