New Commerce Experience

Cut out the noise on NCE

Microsoft has been making a lot of noise about its New Commerce Experience (NCE). But how much of it make sense?

Not nearly enough. NCE is being promoted as a programme that offers a fairer, more consistent service for partners, and greater flexibility for end customers.

But is that the whole story? In a word, no.

There’s a lot more to it than that. And you’re right to want to know more about NCE. And about the historic Microsoft 365 price increases.

At Westcoast Cloud, we don’t sugarcoat things. We deal in plain facts, not babble. That’s why we’ve created the NCE Centre, to help our partners blow through the bluster and get the cold hard truth about this new programme and those M365 price increases.

On this page, you’ll find loads of lovely content on the NCE and Microsoft 365 price rises. Take a look if you have questions like:

  • What options will CSPs have going forward?
  • Will the NCE increase my long-term risks/liability?
  • Are constant price increases going to be a thing now?

Most importantly, get in touch and tell us what you think of the NCE and the new M365 prices. We’ve shared our concerns with Microsoft, and we can share yours with them as well.

Making sense of NCE

NCE at a glance

All the quick facts you need on the NCE in one handy place, including:

  • Key dates and offers
  • Migration details
  • Licence T&Cs


We know you likely have a ton of questions for us about the NCE and the M365 price rises. So here we’ve answered your most pressing ones.

Cloud Talk Podcast

In this special episode of our regular podcast, Tom Marwood is joined by Rich Gibbons to debate the good, the bad and the downright ugly side of the NCE and the M365 price increases.


Are you happy to fork out more for Microsoft 365?

That’s the question we asked when the news of the price rises and the NCE was announced. Read this blog for our full take on the big issues at hand.

Why Westcoast Cloud?

At Westcoast Cloud, we believe in relationships, not in transactions. In providing help and advice, not just software. And in always providing the lowest possible Microsoft CSP licences for Irish customers.

That’s why we’re dedicated to making sure our partners stay ahead of the curve when Microsoft raises its prices and releases new CSP programmes. 

Along with the NCE Centre, companies that work with us also have access to a dedicated Partner Hub, training and learning resources, technical and marketing support, and experts dedicated to growing their businesses.

That’s what makes us Cloud Distributor of the Year.

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Managing Director Peter Meade explains how Definitive Solutions have worked with Westcoast Cloud to develop their Microsoft 365, Azure, and Security services.


Whether you’re interested in becoming a partner, in need of some support, or just want to know more about our services, we’d love to hear from you.