Microsoft licence hike seen as revenue grab

No one likes price increases. But organizations have to face the fact that Microsoft Corp. has hiked the price of its user client access licences by a not inconsiderable 15 per cent.

According to this report from Computerworld U.S., industry analysts say that while the price of device CALs stays untouched, there’s no bright side to the news.
Microsoft’s move comes after it raised the price of Office 2013 in what industry analysts said was a plan to get buyers to go for subscriptions to the cloud-based Office 365.
They also see the recent move on CALs as a similar way to convince buyers the cloud model should be preferred.

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Howard Solomon
Howard Solomon
Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@]

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