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New Microsoft CSP Licensing Updates Offers Flexibility, Price Protection, and More!

Updated: Jun 22, 2023

As of Jan 1, 2022, licensing changes have been made to the new commerce experience (NCE) in the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP). This simplifies and improves the purchasing experience for Microsoft customers. These changes affect licensing with Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, and Power Platform.

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Purchasing Options

There are a variety of ways customers can buy their Microsoft licenses. Through a Partner, like JourneyTEAM, from Microsoft directly, or an Enterprise License Agreement where the organization can buy the number of licenses they need. Regardless of how they buy, customers will now have the same consistent buying experience, product offerings, and terms and conditions attached.

Key Features

The CSP updates released provide the following benefits regardless of how the licensing was purchased:

  • Price Protection - Annual pricing is now available and encouraged as it will offer customers the best rate. This rate can be locked in for an extended period of time and organizations can increase or decrease seat licenses at any time. If any add-on subscriptions were to be purchased throughout the year, the customer would not be billed for said add-ons until the following year/next billing period.

  • Monthly Subscriptions - Monthly subscriptions are also available and more flexible, but will have a 20% higher premium.

  • Scalable Options - Can have a hybrid of monthly and yearly plans, and can be set up to meet your individual business requirements.

Dates to Remember

Some of these changes have already begun to roll out, but changes will continue to take effect throughout the year. If you currently have a Microsoft license, please note the promotions page in your Partner Center account to see which option works best for you.

If you are a new customer, visit the Microsoft Blog all about the new commerce experience (NCE), or the CSP licensing page on to learn more.

The following dates are good to keep in mind for the next year...

  • March 10, 2022- New Subscription orders only on NCE

  • July 1, 2022- Renewal Orders only on NCE

  • January 1, 2023- Microsoft Incentives are only available NCE

  • February 1, 2023- All remaining subscriptions must be moved to NCE

Possible discounts are available for those who are early adopters of NCE. Contact us here at JourneyTEAM for more info and see if you qualify.

How can JourneyTEAM help with these updates?

JourneyTEAM knows the promotions that are available and wants your business to succeed with the license options that work best for you. Our consultants have seen many license use-cases and can help you best predict what you are going to need as your business evolves.

We aim to help you get the most bang for your buck when it comes to licensing and will help you effectively implement the Microsoft technologies your business requires.

For any additional questions, please contact JourneyTEAM at (801) 565- 9199


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