Microsoft has announced price changes of their cloud server licensing. These changes will mainly impact server licensing, RDS licensing, Microsoft 365 applications licensing.
This is the full list of price changes to Microsoft technologies related to Windows Server 2022 and Office 2021.
Changes are applicable worldwide, across commercial corporate and academic prices.
Windows Server 2022 and Office 2021
Windows Server 2022, the next Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) release, makes it possible for customers to run their business applications with confidence in different environments, from cloud to Microsoft Azure. It was made available in-Service Provider Licence Agreement (SPLA) starting September 2021.
Windows Server 2022 introduces advanced multi-layer security and hybrid capabilities with a flexible application platform. It is bringing secured-core capabilities to Windows Server to secure systems that would run workloads on Windows Server 2022. It is based on technologies such as Windows Defender System Guard and Virtualization-based Security to minimize risk from firmware vulnerabilities and advanced malware. It also provides faster and more secure encrypted HTTPS connections, industry standard SMB AES 256 encryption and more.
Office LTSC (Long-Term Service Channel), the next version of the Office perpetual release is now also available in SPLA.
Both Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA) programs will see price changes similar to price changes in commercial licensing.