New Commerce Experience Licensing

Updated May 12, 2022

Back in February, we shared information about Microsoft’s New Commerce Experience Licensing model to mitigate automatic pricing changes for new and existing customers. Many of you reached out to discuss how this upcoming change would impact your budget, and, as a result, we were able to walk you through the new model and discuss how the pre-payment structure could be an advantageous change. Or, in some cases, not make much of a difference.

While Microsoft’s early-bird discount for New Commerce Experience Licensing ended in Q1, it is still advantageous to keep the lines of communication open regarding this topic for one main reason: Planning.

New Commerce Experience Licensing Scenario 1:

If your Microsoft licensing renews between now and July 10th, 2022, you can choose to maintain your current licensing program (for one more term) before having to choose between the NCE pre-paid model or absorbing the cost increase of a monthly plan. In order to do this, you must contact us today to begin the process.

New Commerce Experience Licensing Scenario 2:

If your licensing renews after July 10th, 2022, you will be required to renew under the new licensing terms. If this is the case, then your TrellisPoint Account Manager can prepare a cost-benefit analysis of the pre-payment structure vs. monthly plan plus cost increases so you can assess the impact to your budget and make an informed choice.

When does my Microsoft licensing renew?

We know that many of you might not know the renewal dates for your licensing, so it’s important to schedule a conversation with us today. Click here to send an email to Jay Valerian, TrellisPoint Solutions Consultant, to set up a time to discuss your account details.


  • To read our February blog post on this topic, click here.
  • To read more from Microsoft on this topic, click here

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