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Microsoft CEO admits tech prices could rise as ‘hard’ Brexit takes grip | Daily Express

Microsoft CEO admits tech prices could rise as ‘hard’ Brexit takes grip | Daily Express

The software giant chief claims businesses would have to revisit their pricing strategy unless there is a significant growth in the falling currency. Theresa May is expected to announce a clean break from the European Union, with Tuesday’s speech likely to feature her intentions to take Britain out of the single market. The Prime Minister’s […]

Cloud wars: Amazon Web Services expands pricing API in new effort to show cost savings | GeekWire

Cloud wars: Amazon Web Services expands pricing API in new effort to show cost savings | GeekWire

The ability to choose from a wide range of computing and storage services is one of cloud computing’s big draws, but saving money is probably even a bigger motivator. Amazon Web Services is trying to make this simpler by releasing an API providing pricing data for every AWS service, rather than just for the 13 selected services […]

Will Cloud Service Prices Go Up in 2017? | InformationWeek

Will Cloud Service Prices Go Up in 2017? | InformationWeek

Competition and price cutting might be good for cloud customers, but the glory days of low prices might not make it into 2017. For several years, competition in the cloud computing services market has stayed at an all-time high. Providers both large and small offered deeply discounted pricing on SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS in order […]

Cloud compute pricing bakeoff: Google vs. AWS vs. Microsoft Azure | ZDNet

Cloud compute pricing bakeoff: Google vs. AWS vs. Microsoft Azure | ZDNet

Like everything in enterprise technology, pricing can be a bit complicated. Here’s an analysis from RightScale looking at how discounts alter the cloud pricing equation. Google comes out cheapest in most scenarios. With Amazon Web Services hosting its annual conference this week, talk about the price for performance and agility equation will be everywhere. Knowing […]

New pricing model for encoding with Azure Media Services coming in January 2017 | Microsoft Azure

New pricing model for encoding with Azure Media Services coming in January 2017 | Microsoft Azure

Based on customer demand and feedback, starting January 1, 2017, we will implement a new pricing model for on-demand encoding of media with Azure Media Services. For the Standard Encoder and Premium Encoder, we will be calculating usage based on the total duration of the media files produced as output by the encoder. Based on […]

Microsoft’s Dynamics 365: Tiered pricing, discounts will be key | ZDNet

Microsoft’s Dynamics 365: Tiered pricing, discounts will be key | ZDNet

When alleged pricing leaked for Microsoft’s coming Dynamics 365 offering in September, Microsoft execs and others were quick to caution that it wasn’t official. The ‘official’ Dynamics 365 pricing is out now, ahead of its appearance on the November 1 price lists, and it’s basically the same as what leaked a month ago — with […]

Brexit bombshell: Microsoft raises cloud pricing 22% for UK businesses | TechRepublic

Brexit bombshell: Microsoft raises cloud pricing 22% for UK businesses | TechRepublic

UK enterprises using Microsoft software and cloud services will face a price increase on January 1, 2017, to align the pound with the Euro post-Brexit, Microsoft announced last week. “From January, British pound prices for on-premises enterprise software will increase by 13% to realign close to euro levels,” a press release stated. “Most enterprise cloud […]

Consumer Electronics Competition Is Shifting to the High End | Re/code

Consumer Electronics Competition Is Shifting to the High End | Re/code

These (along with older versions of the Surface line) are essentially the only computing hardware products Microsoft sells, and they’re very much premium merchandise. In fact, the Surface Book starts at a higher price than the vast majority of Windows laptops on sale today, and almost all the products announced by OEMs, or original equipment […]

License changes could see Windows Server users pay the price | Computer Business Review

License changes could see Windows Server users pay the price | Computer Business Review

News: Customers to be required to pay per-core rather than per-CPU. Microsoft is changing its pricing for Windows Server 2016, which could result in customers paying more. Customers will be required to pay per-core for their licenses rather than per-CPU license, the change will be applied to System Centre 2016 Standard and Data centre editions. […]

Microsoft raises the price on top-end Office 365 | Business Insider

Microsoft raises the price on top-end Office 365 | Business Insider

“With E5, we have expanded our market opportunity for Office 365 by more than $50 billion (£34 billion),” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. “There is additional ‘yield opportunity,’ in our language, to add lifetime value here, in addition to adding users,” said Amy Hood, Microsoft’s chief financial officer. Hood defined “yield” as “selling more things on […]