Microsoft stops encouraging new commerce experience

Microsoft campusSoftware King of the World, Microsoft, has given up on a policy that encouraged partners to move legacy subscriptions under its Cloud Solution Provider programme to the controversial “new commerce experience” by January.

Redmond announced an indefinite delay to the end date for legacy subscriptions moving to new commerce experience (NCE), crediting more migrations and giving partners more time to adopt the change.

However, the original announcement included a note saying that monthly incentives rebates paid to partners on active legacy commercial seat-based subscriptions were still set to end on 1 January despite the “indefinite” delay.

Now it seems that Vole has stopped mentioning 1 January and is making something indefinite even more woolly, to the point that it has a ring of “we can’t be bothered” attached to it.