Microsoft Changes Partner Fee Structure

Microsoft_logo.200x200Here’s some news for other managed service providers: Microsoft has announced that they are reducing partner fees, effective January 25, 2014.

The changes are coming from Microsoft’s top management, rather than the Worldwide Partner Group, halfway through their fiscal year.

Microsoft says the reduced price of Office 365 volume licensing and addition of Office 365 Add-Ons balance out the changes. In their words, Microsoft “created the blended rate to keep Incentives calculations simple and continue to adequately compensate partners regardless of the deployed product.”

What do you think? How will the changes effect the way you do business? We are intrigued to hear what our MSP community has to say.

Read more about this over at CRN.