January 2024

Microsoft Update for Microsoft Partners

Welcome to our news!

Have you ever wondered what it is Microsoft has been doing lately? If so, you're in the right place. We've carefully selected Microsoft's most significant updates over the last month, making sure you're always up to date.
As Microsoft eventually makes changes that directly impact your business, understanding the latest releases can give you a competitive edge.
In this update, we bring significant developments and important dates in Microsoft's offerings and programs, particularly focusing on our partners in the public sector, security enhancements, and changes in nonprofit offerings.
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End of Sales for Microsoft 365 and Office 365 with Teams in the European Economic Area

  • Date: January 29, 2024
  • Audience: CSP Partners, LSP Partners

Overview: As previously announced in August 2023, Microsoft will end the sale of Microsoft 365 and Office 365 w/Teams Enterprise suites (Office 365 E1/E3/E5 and Microsoft 365 E3/E5) in the European Economic Area (EEA) starting February 1, 2024. These SKUs will no longer be visible on the CSP price list from this date forward. Partners should use the most recent price list prior to the end of sale date for pricing details on these SKUs. Partners focusing on Sweden and Norway, in particular, should refer to the February 2024 (Preview) new commerce License-based services Price List for upcoming price alignment adjustments.

Improvements to the Invoice-Ready Notification Template

  • Date: January 25, 2024
  • Audience: All global partners

Overview: Update to the "Invoice-Ready" notification template to include more essential details, aiding partners in decision-making.
Microsoft have enhanced the "Invoice-ready" notification template to improve user experience significantly. The updated template will now include critical details such as partner name, tenant ID, country/region, invoice number, and invoice date, allowing partners to make informed decisions easily.

New Developments for Solutions Partner Designations, Specializations, and Microsoft AI Cloud and Partner Program Offerings

  • Date: January 24, 2024
  • Audience: Partners enrolled in the Microsoft AI Cloud Partner Program

Overview: Introduction of new benefits and capabilities to further differentiate partners' deep technical expertise in high-demand customer scenarios.

Republishing the January NCE Price List to Include the Copilot SKU

  • Date: January 17, 2024
  • Audience: CSP partners, direct-bill partners, and indirect providers using NCE license-based pricing

Overview: Update of the NCE price list to add the Copilot SKU, available since September 25, 2023.

Copilot for Microsoft 365 Now Generally Available Through CSP Partners

  • Date: January 15, 2024
  • Audience: CSP partners transacting Microsoft 365

Overview: General availability of Copilot for Microsoft 365 through CSP partners, removing the minimum seat purchase requirement and including Office 365 E3 and E5 licenses. Copilot for Microsoft 365 is now generally available for transaction through Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partners. This release is designed to make AI capabilities accessible to customers of all sizes, removing the minimum seat purchase requirement. The offering is available for commercial and education customers with eligible base SKUs.

Monthly CSP Updates and Community Reminder

  • Date: January 9, 2024
  • Audience: CSP direct bill partners and indirect providers

Overview: Monthly updates published, including updated partner launch calendars and CSP community resources for essential program updates.

NCE Price List Preview Error and Increase in Windows 365 Margins

  • Date: January 1, 2024
  • Audience: Cloud Solution Provider partners (indirect providers and direct bill) in some markets/countries/regions.

Overview: As previously communicated, an error in the January NCE price list preview erroneously displayed triennial SKUs for certain Microsoft 365 and Office 365 products, which will be corrected in a future publication. Additionally, we have increased the margins for Windows 365 Business, Enterprise, and Frontline editions for CSP partners, effective January 1, 2024.


These updates are crucial for Microsoft CSP subscribers and partners to stay informed and make necessary adjustments to their subscriptions and programs.
So, as you reflect on these updates, consider the following: How can you take advantage of Microsoft's latest innovations to boost your business? If you're not sure, don't worry. Delve into our blog, contact us for information and, together, let's shape a way forward.

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