14 Jan Microsoft 365 Price Increases – March 2022
After 10 years, Microsoft has announced what is being described as a “substantive’ change to commercial Office365/Microsoft365 plans and pricing. The changes are scheduled to take effect from 1st March 2022, and we expect to hear more information from Microsoft in January 2022.
The Changes to Microsoft365 pricing
The new pricing is part of the New Commerce Experience (NCE) program and will align Microsoft 365 licensing with current Azure models. Pricing is increasing by a minimum of 20%, from March 2022, depending on your subscription model. Annual Subscriptions are available, and the price changes are likely to see a significant number of subscribers move on to annual contracts to keep costs lower. If you are taking advantage of the rolling monthly subscription model then you are likely to see a price increase of 30%.
Which products are affected?
- Microsoft 365 Business Basic
- Microsoft 365 Business Premium
- Office 365 E1
- Office 365 E3
- Office 365 E5
- Microsoft 365 E3
The MS365 subscription has seen over 24 new apps added to the software suite over the last 4 years and over 1400 new features in the decade since Office365 was introduced. As a result, the popularity of Office365 continues to grow, with over a million companies worldwide using it; 187,403 of those being based in the UK.
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