PEP Disclosure Cycle 2023 Resource Center Product Licensing, Economics, and Programs

Created Date: 2022-02-21 |  Last Modified: 2022-06-30

Applies To: PEP 2023

Added final Placemat, and Windows Price List and Product Terms, effective April 1, 2023; updated change summary for AT 7002 (Motherboard Replacement Keys – OA 3.0 Products).

Updated April 28, 2022

An overview of the Spring PEP Disclosure and Feedback tour for Product Licensing and Economics has been added.

Updated April 01, 2022

Links have been added below to Program documents revised to include new dates for the Program Year Transition.

This resource center contains key updates and preview documents for the PEP Disclosure Cycle 2023. This page will be updated throughout the Disclosure Cycle so please tag to receive updates.

The Disclosure Cycle has been restructured to include two series of discussions, both driving towards a new effective date of April 2023.

PEP Disclosure Cycle Dates

Spring PEP Disclosure & Feedback tour

Product Licensing and Economics Overview

Executive Summary

Following the Product Licensing, Economics, and Programs (PEP) sessions offered as part of AMP 2022, we shared with you the deck that outlines and details the pricing and licensing updates to be implemented in April 2023, along with the key principles behind the changes, and some insight into our program investment strategies over the upcoming months.

This Product Licensing and Economics Overview is a companion guide to assist you with navigating the pricing and licensing changes Microsoft is making in CY23 for product offerings and related license terms, as they appear in the Windows Price List and Product Terms document. Recent updates to Programs have been previously communicated and details may be found on the respective Resource Centers for specific Programs on Device Partner Center.

The Key Changes Summary below, provides a detailed overview of the content of the Preview Documents available April 28, 2022.

Partner Feedback

Partners are invited to provide feedback on the March Preview Documents by May 27, 2022. Microsoft provides a feedback template for partner use for convenience, but its use is not required for feedback submission. Feedback should be submitted to PEP 2023 Partner Feedback pep2023feedback@microsoft.com; we request that you also copy your account team on all submissions to the PEP 2023 Partner Feedback alias.

Publication Timeline and Effective Dates for Pricing, Licensing and Programs Documents:

April 28, 2022 - Preview Documents published as follows:

June 30, 2022 – Final Documents published as follows:


Windows Price List and Product Terms – Key Changes

Topic Area
Microsoft Comments
Price List and Product Lists:
All
Removal of all Windows 10 Products
Price List:
All
Annotations to hardware configuration requirements to support policy, commencing with Distribution of systems with Windows 2023, that systems must not use HDD as the primary operating system boot drive
Price List:
Windows 11 Home Entry Products
Windows 11 Home Entry Products: change in base Product Fee $25.00 to $10.00, and Device Configuration Discount remains at $10.00
Details of applying the Device Configuration Discount may be found in new AT 1202
Price List:
Windows 11 Home Standard Products
Windows 11 Home Standard Products: change in base Product Fee from $63.95 to $67.95
Price List:
Windows 11 Home Advanced and Windows 11 Home Advanced Single Language Products
Windows 11 Home Advanced and Windows 11 Home Advanced Single Language Products: storage threshold increased from >1.256TB to >1.3TB
Price List:
Windows 11 Pro Value Products
Windows 11 Pro Value Products: increase in RAM from ≤4GB to ≤8GB
Price List:
Windows 11 Pro Standard Products
Windows 11 Pro Standard Products: change in base Product Fee from $119.00 to $122.00
Price List:
Windows 10 Test Keys
Windows 10 Single Machine Production Test Keys and Windows 10 Multiple Activation Test Keys: inserted new End of License date to coincide with End of License date for Windows 11 with Downgrade Facilitation Products (see below)
Product Lists:
General
Removal of all Windows 10 Products
Product Lists:
Windows 11 with Downgrade Facilitation Products
Windows 11 with Downgrade Facilitation Products: inserted new End of License Date for all Windows 11 with Downgrade Facilitation Products
Product Terms:
AT 1001 (Windows Hardware Requirements)
New subsections 2.2 (a) and (b) (Hardware Requirements for Windows Products): new terms added regarding standards of compliance with Minimum Hardware Requirements and Microsoft commitment to 90 days’ notice prior to a Windows Release of changes to requirements for that Windows Release
Product Terms:
AT 1005 (Windows as a Service: Support for New Customer Systems)
New subsection 2.2(d) (Windows Release Support – Windows 2023 Release): new terms added that apply to Distribution of Customer Systems that include the Windows 2023 Release, which require that those systems must not use HDD as the primary operating system boot drive
Product Terms:
AT 1202 (Windows Home Entry -- Device Configuration Discount)
New AT 1202 (Windows Home Entry -- Device Configuration Discount): new terms added to define the process for implementing the Device Configuration Discount for Windows Home Entry Products
Product Terms:
AT 1904 (Sales Embargo)
Deletion of AT 1904 (Sales Embargo) as requirements in current terms will have expired
Product Terms:
AT 7002 (Motherboard Replacement Keys – OA 3.0 Products)
Revisions to AT 7002 (Motherboard Replacement Keys – OA 3.0 Products) revised to add clarity to section content
Price List and Product Lists:
All
Removal of all Windows 10 Products
Price List:
All
Annotations to hardware configuration requirements to support policy, commencing with Distribution of systems with Windows 2023, that systems must not use HDD as the primary operating system boot drive
Price List:
Windows 11 Home Entry Products
Windows 11 Home Entry Products: change in base Product Fee $25.00 to $10.00, and Device Configuration Discount remains at $10.00
Details of applying the Device Configuration Discount may be found in new AT 1202
Price List:
Windows 11 Home Standard Products
Windows 11 Home Standard Products: change in base Product Fee from $63.95 to $67.95
Price List:
Windows 11 Home Advanced and Windows 11 Home Advanced Single Language Products
Windows 11 Home Advanced and Windows 11 Home Advanced Single Language Products: storage threshold increased from >1.256TB to >1.3TB
Price List:
Windows 11 Pro Value Products
Windows 11 Pro Value Products: increase in RAM from ≤4GB to ≤8GB
Price List:
Windows 11 Pro Standard Products
Windows 11 Pro Standard Products: change in base Product Fee from $119.00 to $122.00
Price List:
Windows 10 Test Keys
Windows 10 Single Machine Production Test Keys and Windows 10 Multiple Activation Test Keys: inserted new End of License date to coincide with End of License date for Windows 11 with Downgrade Facilitation Products (see below)
Product Lists:
General
Removal of all Windows 10 Products
Product Lists:
Windows 11 with Downgrade Facilitation Products
Windows 11 with Downgrade Facilitation Products: inserted new End of License Date for all Windows 11 with Downgrade Facilitation Products
Product Terms:
AT 1001 (Windows Hardware Requirements)
New subsections 2.2 (a) and (b) (Hardware Requirements for Windows Products): new terms added regarding standards of compliance with Minimum Hardware Requirements and Microsoft commitment to 90 days’ notice prior to a Windows Release of changes to requirements for that Windows Release
Product Terms:
AT 1005 (Windows as a Service: Support for New Customer Systems)
New subsection 2.2(d) (Windows Release Support – Windows 2023 Release): new terms added that apply to Distribution of Customer Systems that include the Windows 2023 Release, which require that those systems must not use HDD as the primary operating system boot drive
Product Terms:
AT 1202 (Windows Home Entry -- Device Configuration Discount)
New AT 1202 (Windows Home Entry -- Device Configuration Discount): new terms added to define the process for implementing the Device Configuration Discount for Windows Home Entry Products
Product Terms:
AT 1904 (Sales Embargo)
Deletion of AT 1904 (Sales Embargo) as requirements in current terms will have expired
Product Terms:
AT 7002 (Motherboard Replacement Keys – OA 3.0 Products)
Revisions to AT 7002 (Motherboard Replacement Keys – OA 3.0 Products) revised to add clarity to section content

Program Year Transition

The restructure of the PEP Disclosure Cycle 2023 results in a change to the next renewal date for the below list of programs. The current program year will extend to an 18-month period to align the next program year with the new April 1 start date.

Current
Extended (18-months)
New
October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022 October 1, 2021 – March 31, 2023 April 1, 2023 – March 31, 2024
October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022
October 1, 2021 – March 31, 2023

Preview documents are expected to be available in February, links will be added below, and final documents published on the respective program resource centers in early April.


Feedback can be routed through your Account Manager and sent to PEP 2023 Partner Feedback: pep2023feedback@microsoft.com.