With a big success of Microsoft’s cloud-based services, the company has come up with greater revenues. Recently, the American multinational technology company has released a message to its associate networks about the new price range on MS Office and server products. Standalone subscription charges for Microsoft Office setup, Windows Server 2019, Exchange, SharePoint Server, and Project Server will all be governed to a 10 per cent price jump on October 1, 2018.
The strategy of hiking up the price is to encourage and increase users to switch to a subscription of Office setup product other than just upgrading application when needed. The benefit of getting with a subscribed product is having more security, easy data recovery, advanced productivity tools and much more. Users belonging from business or government sector may find it a good deal; however, single users or Office home users may consider it as a discarded load.
To talk users into preferring the subscription, the organization will make it a complex task to finding a link to the separate versions of Office setup on the official Microsoft page. As you visit your account via Office.com/setup, or go to the official website, you will find that the current subscription price for Office 2016 for Home & Student costs $149.99 whereas, under the new price sheet, customers will need to pay nearly $164.99 for a one-time purchase of Office 2019.
Users purchasing subscription from a third party service provider may get minor discount but will possibly charged the raised amount. The increase in the price of Microsoft’s Office product has been made after years as the last raise was made in 2010.
A major concern for Office business users due to the hiked price could be the Client Access Licenses requirement for using the server components. Raising rates by 10% on both the server license and on cline access licenses (CALs) will add up soon.