Major Price Change in October 2018
Price changes for Dynamics 365 Additional Database storage.
To simplify the way customers purchase Dynamics additional capacity for their service, Microsoft is changing the way storage, production instance and non-production instance are licensed. With this change customers may purchase single SKU and have the flexibility to create production or non-production instances of any size (minimum 1GB). With this simpler model, separate purchase of additional production/non-productions instance add-on SKUs will no longer be required. The change will take place froFm October 1st, 2018 US time.
With this change, Microsoft will be renaming the SKU from Additional Database storage to CDS for Apps Database Capacity for Dynamics 365 for Customer engagement plan and apps. Microsoft will also be increasing the price of Additional database storage / CDS for Apps Database Capacity. Please see the table below for the change:
|Old USD RRP||New USD RRP||Old AUD RRP||New AUD RRP|
|Dynamics 365 Ent Edition Plan - Operations Addnl Database Storage||$5.00||$40.00||$6.40||$50.90|
|a6d9afb1-9782-4db7-a2c7-ef0642b7c096||Dynamics 365 Ent Edition Plan - Operations Addnl Database Storage for Faculty (Academic)||$2.80||$22.00||$3.50||$28.00|
|f934020a-7e3c-4703-8ecb-a193011bb38e||Dynamics 365 Ent Edition Plan - Operations Addnl Database Storage for Students. (Academic)||$2.00||$16.00||$2.50||$20.40|
|ad09ac56-f17b-4e23-9af2-de8f91f75fa9||Dynamics 365 for Operations, Enterprise Edition - Additional Database Storage||$5.00||$40.00||$6.40||$59.90|
|32147dad-57ec-422c-898a-c8a826ea1454||Dynamics 365 for Operations, Enterprise Edition - Additional Database Storage for Faculty (Academic)||$2.80||$22.00||$3.50||$28.00|
|b761739f-daf3-4feb-96cc-98f93dd3e81e||Dynamics 365 for Operations, Enterprise Edition - Additional Database Storage for Students (Academic)||$2.00||$16.00||$2.50||$20.40|
Along with the change, the Additional Production Instance SKU and Additional Non-production instance add-on SKU is no longer required for your Dynamics 365 customers after the SKUs have been changed from Additional Database storage to CDS for Apps Database Capacity. If you have any Dynamics 365 customers purchasing any of these 2 add-ons you should remove the add-on SKU from their tenants at the end of your subscription anniversary.
More details about the licensing change can be found at https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/northamerica/pricing-ordering/licensing-policies/Dyn365PricingandLicensing (PartnerSource login required).
Price changes for Windows 10 Enterprise E3
Starting October 1st 2018 US time, the price of Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and E5 will also be adjusted.
|Offer ID||Description||Old USD RRP||New USD RRP||Old AUD RRP||New AUD RRP|
|Windows 10 Enterprise E3||$12.00||$9.40||$16.10||$9.40|
|44b9624e-839f-4b0d-ae3e-70a30fbaffdb||Windows 10 Enterprise E3 (Non-profit Staff Pricing)||$3.00||$2.40||$4.00||$2.40|
|f2c42110-ec7b-4434-b55e-1a9e456ac2f0||Windows 10 Enterprise E5||$19.00||$14.80||$25.50||$14.80|
|7dde3332-4f9f-481b-9256-54e34d6f935a||Windows 10 Enterprise E5 (Non-profit Staff Pricing)||$7.60||$4.20|
What is the customer impact of the Additional Database Storage SKU to my customers?
The impact of the SKU change to my customers in CSP can be found below:
|Dynamics 365||Impact to New Customers||Impact to Existing Customers|
|New customers may purchase the capacity as needed|
Renewal: Purchase the CDS for Apps Database Capacity SKU and create production and non-production instances.
Remove additional production / non-production instance add-on SKU.
Existing customers: Continue paying existing price until subscription anniversary.
New customers may purchase the capacity as needed
|Renewal: price will increase at renewal||Existing customers: Continue paying existing price until subscription anniversary.|
More details about customer impact can be found at https://mbs.microsoft.com/Files/partner/365/PriceOrder/AdditionalDatabaseCapacity.pdf
What is the reason for Price change of Additional Database Storage SKU?
The main reason for price change of Additional database storage SKU is to streamline the process of purchasing additional storage for the required work. The change would allow the customer to purchase only single SKU which could be utilised for creating both production and non-production instance of any size (minimum 1 GB) and thereby eliminating the need to purchase additional production and nonproduction add-on SKUs.
What will happen to me and my existing customers?
Since there is price guarantee in CSP, you will pay the same price that was established at the start of the subscription and throughout the term of a subscription (12 months). Prevailing pricing is used at the time each subscription is established. When an existing subscription is renewed at the end of the initial 12 months, you will pay the prevailing price for the following 12 months, i.e price is locked for subsequent 12 months until the next anniversary.
Note that you will be billed at the prevailing price at the month of renewal for the whole month.
What should I do if my customers have Dynamics 365 additional production /non-production instance?
As the additional production / non-production instance will not be removed automatically, you should remove them manually from your customers’ subscriptions at the end of their 12-month subscription term.
How do I know when my customer’s subscription ends?
You can find the subscription end date in PRISM Portal under your customer’s subscription.
What do I need to do if a product SKU is retired?
If your customer is on a subscription of a retired SKU,
- Your customer can use the retired SKU until the end of the 12-month initial subscription term.
- Your customer can continue to add to or remove user from the subscription.
- Once the 12-month initial subscription term is up, you need to help your customer replace the subscription of the retired SKU with a SKU available under Microsoft CSP.