Office 2013: Upcoming Licensing, Pricing & Feature Changes [Updated 11/9/12]

Important changes to Microsoft Office 2013

Microsoft has just revealed pricing changes for Office 2013. We wanted to get a couple of those top changes specifically around pricing, licensing and features, communicated to you as soon as possible.

The pricing changes are set to go live starting December 1st, 2012. To help with our communication plan, Softchoice will be hosting a webinar (same content, three different times) on the 14th, 15th and 16th of November, 2012. You can register here.

Below is just a brief outline of the changes we will be covering in the webinars as well as additional post here at Microsoft Navigator. We’ll be updating this post regularly as information gets released by Microsoft, and our team has had a chance to pull out the relevant bits for you.

Pricing Changes (updated 11/09/12):

Product Price Change
Office Standard 2013 No Change
Office Professional 2013 No Change
Office 365 ProPlus No Change
Visio Standard 2013 + 20%
Visio Profession 2013 + 5%
Project Standard 2013 + 5%
Project Professional 2013 + 5%
Exchange Server 2013 Standard No Change
Exchange Server 2013 Enterprise No Change
Exchange 2013 Standard Device CAL No Change
Exchange 2013 Standard User CAL + 15%
Exchange 2013 Enterprise Device CAL No Change
Exchange 2013 Enterprise User CAL + 15%
Core Device CAL No Change
Core User CAL + 15%
Enterprise Device CAL Suite No Change
Lync Server 2013* -10%
Lync Server 2013* -10%
Lync Server 2013 Standard Device CAL No Change
Lync Server 2013 Standard User CAL + 15%
Lync Server 2013 Enterprise Device CAL No Change
Lync Server 2013 Enterprise User CAL + 15%
Lync Server 2013 Plus Device CAL No Change
Lync Server 2013 Plus User CAL + 15%
SharePoint Server 2013 + 38%
SharePoint 2013 Standard Device CAL No Change
SharePoint 2013 Standard User CAL + 15%
SharePoint 2013 Enterprise Device CAL No Change
SharePoint 2013 Enterprise User CAL + 15%
Project Server 2013 + 15%
Project Server Device CAL 2013 + 5%
Project Server User CAL 2013 + 21%
*As Compared to Lync Server 2010 Enterprise

 

Licensing Changes:

  • Office 365 to be available through the Microsoft Open Licensing Program (previously announced)
  • Mobile Office

Feature Changes:

  • Lync Hybrid (On Prem and cloud) deployment in one Lync Server
  • Project and Visio available through Microsoft Cloud Platform (Office 365)
  • SkyDrive Pro
  • Skype Federation
  • eDiscovery
  • DLP in Exchange Online
  • Multi-view

REMINDER! Per User CALs are still going up by 15% in December as well. If you are looking at any agreements that include Per User CALs, you immediately save 15% on those CALs if you are able to purchase in November.

About Luke Black

Luke is the Microsoft US Marketing Manager at Softchoice residing in his hometown of Chicago. Luke Black has been in the Technology industry for more than 12 years. He has since been instrumental in helping customers save time, money, and resources with respect to technology solutions.