Microsoft to jack up prices by 20 percent

Microsoft’s largest UK reseller, Insight, has slammed Volish plans to align its UK volume licensing pricing to the euro.

The move, which comes soon after the glorious British government made steps to take itself out of the Euro, could mean price increases of up to 20 percent, according to reseller Insight UK.

Talking to Channel Pro, Ashley Gatehouse, EMEA VP of marketing at Insight UK, said the move will hit all volume licensing customers within the EU and EFTA countries from July 1 2012.

Gatehouse said that while Microsoft is trying to get consistent pricing across Europe, most of them use the euro and it has implications for customers  depending on the prevailing currency rates.

Any pricing on Microsoft software licences will be worked out by future exchange rates between the pound and the euro.

He claimed that this will lead to Microsoft’s UK pricing being jacked up by 20 percent on some products.

The firm says it is currently advising its customers on the potential price hike as it shifts shedloads of Microsoft Volume licences.

Gatehouse said that any organisation that has concerns should contact his outfit and he will be able to help.