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How Will The Price Changes Impact Existing Azure Customers In Volume Licensing?

Effective January 1, 2019 customers purchasing Azure in Australian dollar will see pricing at levels like customers purchasing Azure in US dollars through Azure.com and in volume licensing agreements. Below are how changes impact existing Azure customers.

  • Pay-As-You-Go Subscriptions on Azure.com: Customers under the ‘pay-as-you-go’ model enjoy the benefits of no minimum purchase requirements or future commitments with Microsoft and have flexible pricing. For these customers in New Zealand new prices will be effective January 1, 2019.
  • Prepaid Subscriptions on Azure.com (retired for new customer sign-up as of October 1, 2016): For previously offered subscriptions, prepaid amount, discount and terms remain unchanged. Consumption rates will increase effective January 1, 2019 to the new pricing in Australian dollars.
  • Azure in Mid-term Enterprise Agreement (EA), EA Subscription (EAS), and Server and Cloud Enrolment (SCE): Customers or partners who purchased Azure within an EA, EAS, or SCE agreement have price protection on currently offered Azure services and will receive the lower of their baseline price or the new market price. Customer or partner’s baseline price is the price at the beginning of their Azure agreement or the price a new xAzure service was made generally available. If the new market price is higher than customer’s baseline prices, customers may see an increase up to but not above their baseline prices.  New Azure services will be defined by the price list at the time of order.
  • Azure in Cloud Solution Program (CSP): In CSP, end-customer pricing for Azure services is determined by the channel partner. Microsoft pricing to CSP partner is under the ‘pay-as-you-go’ model with the benefit of no minimum purchase requirements or future commitments with Microsoft and flexible pricing with no price lock. For CSP partners, Australian dollar prices will increase effective January 1, 2019 to levels similar to Azure pricing for CSP partners in other currencies such as the US dollar.
  • Azure purchased via Open: Consumption rates will increase effective January 1, 2019 to the new higher pricing in Australian dollars as applicable on Azure.com
  • Azure in Mid-term Enterprise Agreement (EA), EA Subscription (EAS), and Server and Cloud Enrolment (SCE): Customers or partners who purchased Azure within an EA, EAS, or SCE agreement have price protection on currently offered Azure services and will receive the lower of their baseline price or the new market price. Customer or partner’s baseline price is the price at the beginning of their Azure agreement or the price a new Azure service was made generally available. If the new market price is higher than customer’s baseline prices, customers may see an increase up to but not above their baseline prices.  New Azure services will be defined by the price list at the time of order.