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Have you heard about Microsoft’s New Commerce Experience (NCE) and March 1st price increase? PDS, A Converge Company has developed a plan that allows our customers to postpone the move to Microsoft’s New Commerce Experience until February 2023. This strategy will allow you to continue consuming Microsoft CSP licenses at your current pricing and benefits, the only requirement is agreeing to a 12-month license term with PDS by February 22nd 2022.

If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please contact us at and one of our Account Director will schedule a discussion with one of our Microsoft experts and work with you to handle the subscription details allowing you to remain on the current pricing and CSP structure until February 2023.

For more detail of changes introduced by Microsoft’s New Commerce Experience and the upcoming price increases, please review a summary of the upcoming changes below.


New Commerce Experience

The New Commerce Experience was first introduced in 2019 when Azure legacy subscriptions were moved to the Azure Plan model. It is Microsoft’s seat-based unified billing platform that will introduce several changes in March for Microsoft Subscription Licensing such as enforced terms, price premiums for monthly terms, and the inability to remove licenses mid-term.


March price increase

On March 1, 2022, the price of six Microsoft 365 licenses will increase. Legacy and NCE SKUs will be affected. This CSP Changes Brief provides details on the 6 license SKUs that will see a price increase March 1st. Please Note: Two separate price increases are occurring in March. The March price increase affects six licenses outlined in the brief. The NCE increase affects all Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, Windows 365 and Power Platform NCE SKUs, only if you choose a monthly commitment term.