Microsoft is hiking prices for Office 2019, Windows 10 Enterprise

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Microsoft is hiking prices for Office 2019, Windows 10 Enterprise

Microsoft is increasing prices for on-premises Office with the launch of the next version, Office 2019, later this year, the company announced.

With new Microsoft pricing that starts 1 October, the commercial version of Office 2019 will rise by 10 percent compared to the current pricing for on-premises Office.

The price increase applies to Office client, Client Access License (Enterprise and Core) and server products, Microsoft said in a blog post. The company did not mention any plans for an Office 365 price hike.

Meanwhile, Microsoft also disclosed in its blog post that changes are coming as of 1 October for Windows 10 Enterprise users, as well.

Firstly, Windows 10 Enterprise E3 will now only refer to the per-user offer of Windows 10 for enterprise.

The per-device offer, meanwhile, will simply be referred to as Windows 10 Enterprise starting in October.

Additionally, at that time, Windows 10 Enterprise (the per-device offer) will see an increase in price so that it costs the same as Windows 10 Enterprise E3, which is $84 per user annually.

We are reaching out to Microsoft to ask about the size of the price increase for the per-device offer, as well as whether Office 365 or the Microsoft 365 suite - which includes Office 365 and Windows 10 - will see a price increase in October.

Lastly, Microsoft announced that its per-device offer for Windows 10 Enterprise E5 will be discontinued as of 1 October.

"These changes will highlight the benefits of our pricing for a cloud-first world, help us move from program-centric to a customer-centric pricing structure, and create more consistency and transparency across our purchasing channels," Microsoft said in the blog post.

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