Microsoft Announces Currency Adjustment Starting February 1, 2024

In the fall of 2022, Microsoft announced that they would be assessing local prices against the US dollar semi-annually to ensure as consistent pricing as possible. This led to a cost increase in their services, particularly cloud services, by 11% in April 2023 (in Norway). From February 1, 2024, prices will again rise for Norwegian customers, this time by 12%, for both cloud services and on-premise licenses. The changes apply to the majority of Microsoft’s licensing programs. 

Thus, for Norwegian customers this will be the second significant price increase in less than a year, during a period where organizations have already seen many other costs rise. This has put pressure on earnings and led to cost reductions, including in staffing.

Read the Microsoft announcement here:  Consistent global pricing for the Microsoft Cloud

Our Tips: 

  1. Check if you have licenses assigned to inactive users who are no longer part of the company. 
  2. Ensure that all your licenses are assigned to active users and are not lying unused. 
  3. Avoid assigning licenses to users or resources that do not need them. 

How Can Bsure Help?  

Bsure’s application will within 30 minutes provide an organization with an overview of potential savings on licenses than can be deactivated. This can include licenses assigned to inactive users, deactivated users, or users with overlapping license packages. With our expertise and experience, we help you make better decisions. Contact us for a non-binding conversation, and we will help you gain an overview. 

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