Microsoft: Huge Price Hike in India


Due to currency fluctuations, Microsoft has announced a significant price increase for its software and services in India of up to 11%.

The company said the “Indian rupee price list changes to harmonise its prices for commercial on-premises software and online services between India and the Asian region, effective February 1, 2023”.

and services in India of up to 11%.

Beginning on February 1, 2023, Microsoft’s official website will offer services like Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365 for direct sale to consumers in India at updated Indian rupee prices.

“Starting February 1, 2023, Indian rupee prices for commercial on-premises software will increase by 4.5 per cent, online services will increase by 9 per cent, and Windows GGWA will increase by 11 per cent to realign close to prevailing USD pricing levels in the Asian region,” said Microsoft in an official announcement.

According to the corporation, these modifications won’t have an impact on current orders placed by commercial clients for products covered by price protection under licencing agreements.

However, the pricelist in effect at the time of ordering shall govern purchases made under new contracts and the addition of additional products under licencing agreements.

“Customers across India buying online services in the Indian rupee will continue to find Microsoft cloud offerings highly competitive,” said the company. Moreover, the company mentioned that this announcement does not cover hardware (e.g., Surface) or Office and Windows consumer products.

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