I've also heard this as it was me that started the thread mentioned by teejay.
I was told the info by a Microsoft distributor who advised that they'd had a price list sent over to them with August pricing on. Now, I've know this person/ dealt with the company for years and years & they've never told porkies before which is why I jumped on here and "warned" you all.
However, I've since spoken to MS and they've confirmed that there will not be a price increase.
I guess we'll just wait until next week to find out.
Generally speaking though, there isn't any money in EES agreements so suppliers don't have much reason to make it up. From my point of view, my rep on here is far more important that the money we make from the agreements so the last thing I want to do is use though tactics with you guys :)