Microsoft this week quietly revealed that it will “adjust”—e.g. “raise”—the price of some of its core enterprise on-premises products.

“Microsoft will be making a series of changes across our program and product portfolio to provide unique offers that support customer digital transformation, improve the buying and selling experience, and make it easier to do business with Microsoft,” an announcement to the Microsoft Partner Network blog reveals. “On October 1, 2018, we will adjust pricing for our licensing programs and make price adjustments to on-premises and cloud products.”

While Microsoft says that pricing will go for both cloud and on-premises products, it appears that only the latter is being impacted directly.


I wonder if Microsoft is doing this to push its revenues higher from on-prem stuff to fluff the cloud numbers.