IT workers who are using an office automation program like the Office 365 Office Automation program will have to pay more for their products.
It’s a move that’s forcing many companies to rethink their supply chain.
The Office 365 software and services are the latest in a long line of IT automation tools, including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, that allow IT professionals to manage their IT systems remotely from anywhere in the world.
The companies that have started to embrace this trend include Salesforce, Expedia, Google and Twitter.
But many of the big names, including Netflix and Apple, have stopped using them.
The move by Microsoft is one of many that are forcing businesses to rethink supply chains.
The Microsoft Office 365 automation program is an important part of Microsoft’s efforts to connect with its users in the 21st century, and the company has begun to invest in its technology, such as cloud computing, in order to make that happen.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says in a statement that the new pricing is part of a larger effort to improve supply chains across the company.
The new pricing will include a $15 monthly charge for Office 365 products, which are the cloud-based applications that make up the vast majority of the Office suite.
The new charges will be in addition to other charges that Microsoft charges customers to manage software that they purchase from Microsoft.
“The Office365 subscription service will remain available through December 31, 2019,” Nadellas statement reads.
“For customers who do not wish to upgrade their subscription, customers can continue to use Office 365 for up to 10 years.”
For businesses that choose to upgrade to Office 365, Office 365 customers will continue to be eligible for a $2.50/month subscription fee that will be waived upon upgrading to Office 2019.
Customers who choose to keep their existing Office 365 subscription will continue their existing 30-day subscription at no additional charge.
“As more and more companies are transitioning to cloud- and mobile-based solutions, the demand for enterprise-grade IT solutions is increasing, which makes it essential that we continue to support our customers who are seeking to deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions that help them thrive in today’s world.”
The Office suite also includes support for Office Mobile for Office 2019 customers, which Microsoft said it will roll out in early 2018.
The Office 365 Mobile subscription includes a $3.99/month per user upgrade fee, which is waived for Office customers who choose not to upgrade.
Microsoft said that it plans to offer new features and services in the future that will add value to customers.
“Office 365 Mobile customers will be able to seamlessly migrate from their existing account to Office for the first time with Office Mobile, which will bring a whole new set of benefits to those who choose Office 365,” the statement reads, adding that Office 365 will continue “to be available for download and use on all mobile devices” after Office 2019 launches.
Microsoft’s Office 365 app also offers cloud-centric solutions, such a cloud-hosted file manager and document management platform.
Microsoft is not the only company that is struggling to find supply chain partners that are willing to pay for their software.
Amazon has been struggling with its own supply chain, too, as it tries to build its own cloud computing solution, and some customers are saying that Amazon is not willing to sell them their software at all.
Apple has been testing its own online-only software suite, and it said in September that it was launching an open-source version of the app, too.
That app, which was announced in October, is a cloud version of Apple’s iPad app.
“While the iPad app provides the same functionality and features, we are open to offering the same or similar solutions to other businesses,” Apple said.