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Local Currency Pricing Update Webinar
Calling all unmanaged partners!
Please join us for a Local Currency Pricing Update webinar on the 19th January 2023. Please find further details below.
On 5th January 2023, Microsoft has announced, it is taking several steps to align the pricing of our Microsoft Cloud products globally, meaning customers will have consistent pricing reflecting the exchange rate of the local currency to the US dollar (USD). Starting April 1, 2023, pricing for Microsoft Cloud products will be adjusted in the following currencies:
How can you register?
We are hosting an unmanaged partner specific call on Thursday 19th January from 3pm to 4pm. Please add the cadence to your diary with the link below.
We are also inviting partners to submit in advance any questions you would like to be covered in this briefing call here. Please submit your questions by 5pm on Monday 16th January and we will endeavour to cover these in the live session.
Microsoft UK Partner Team
The link doesn't work, is there an alternative?
Seems to be a hypen on the original which is causing the error. Apologies again
Remove the - from the end of the link they've provided
Did you ever get the link, as I am trying to join the webinar now? As you say the link takes you to the bing home page.
It's not as thought they're an IT company, we should cut them some slack eh? 🙄
Yep me too.
I 100% agree Mark, for 10 years we've tried to work out how the information gathered during these calls and the various feedback surveys is used, and my conclusion is that no one knows what to do with the hard questions, so they just get lost. Unless it's in total agreement and unflinchingly positive at which point it gets stuck on a poster or a social feed somewhere. It's almost as though they put it out there in the hope that everyone will just agree with it and they can slap each other on the back.
"predictability for customers" - by changing the price change every 6 months. Really?
"move to a pricing model that is most common in our industry" Citation and examples required please. None of our other SAAS suppliers are changing their subscription prices every 6 months according to exchange rate fluctuations.
Sorry Microsoft, it's clear you have no idea how your customers or partners work, other than the elite clients and partners you like to keep close.
I couldn't agree more @sbeckett. It's just nonsense that gets spouted by Microsoft and customers will start to see through it. I don't like to talk bad of Microsoft (being a partner dedicated solely to Microsoft) but being a Microsoft partner has been going downhill rapidly for the last two years nearly.
Problem is, no one from Microsoft that needs to listen reviews this community which is a real shame; or, they don't care, and unfortunately, I think it's the latter!
Thanks for the response, the concerns you have noted above are exactly the kind of thing that can be raised on the call, so please join to put forward your thoughts or if more comfortable please submit your question via the form detailed in the invite.
As we suspected, the session was not in a format where we could voice our concerns. It was just informative about what is being forced on us. Cost predictability for customers, by changing their pricing every six months to an unknown amount that could go up or down. Hmm.
Well when the main CSP providers can no longer get them to see sense, what chance do we have really? I wonder how easy it is to close a partner community account, as much as I like grumbling with the rest of you it's not good for my blood pressure!
We do appreciate you coming on this forum and fielding some of the partner questions - at least someone is!
I hate to be cynical, but I would be amazed if this call was anything than Microsoft UK telling the partners how this is going to be implemented, and nothing more. I was part of an invited audience to a IAMCP call back in December 2021 when NCE was about to hit - with some fairly senior Microsoft representation, where these issues were raised. Of particular concern was the issue around a customer going bust/liquidation and the partner not even being able to sell these licenses on to anyone else.
Safe to say we have had zero feedback, nothing has changed, common sense has not prevailed and here we are 12+ months later with the same concerns.
Mark, you weren't wrong. They just pointed towards the community call. I don't think we're going to get any answers to direct questions like ours, take it or leave it...
Yep, he was right!