Microsoft has announced changes to its commercial pricing for Microsoft 365, coming into effect in Spring next year.
On 1st March 2022, Microsoft will update list pricing for the following commercial products:
- Microsoft 365 Business Basic (from $5 to $6)
- Microsoft 365 Business Premium (from $20 to $22)
- Office 365 E1 (from $8 to $10)
- Office 365 E3 (from $20 to $23)
- Office 365 E5 (from $35 to $38)
- Microsoft 365 E3 (from $32 to $36).
All pricing is per user per month. These increases will apply globally with local market adjustments for certain regions. There are no changes to pricing for education and consumer products at this time.
Also coming in March is Microsoft's New Commerce Experience (NCE) for Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program (CSP). It changes how CSP customers using Microsoft 365 Suites and some other products license those products. Find out more about the New Commerce Experience (NCE).
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A Commitment to Innovation
This is the first substantive pricing update since Office 365 was launched over ten years ago. Across that decade, Microsoft has continued to deliver innovation to meet ever-evolving customer needs.
Microsoft launched Office 365. Since that time Office 365 has grown to over 300 million commercial paid seats.
Microsoft 365 was introduced, bringing together the best of Office, Windows, and Enterprise Mobility and Security (EMS).
Microsoft Teams was added, an integrated solution where you can meet, chat, call, collaborate, and automate business processes—right in the flow of work. In fact, since introducing Microsoft 365, Microsoft have added 24 apps to the suites and released over 1,400 new features and capabilities!
Microsoft announces they will extend audio conferencing capabilities. Over the next few months, Microsoft will add unlimited dial-in capabilities for Microsoft Teams meetings across enterprise, business, frontline, and government suites, providing peace of mind that users will be able to join their Microsoft Teams meeting from virtually any device regardless of location.
Microsoft updated pricing comes into effect.
“As leaders around the world look to empower their people for a more flexible, hybrid world of work, it’s clear that every organization will need a new operating model across people, places, and processes. We’re committed to building on the value we’ve delivered over the past decade to continuously provide innovation that helps our customers succeed and thrive today and well into the future.”
To read more about the innovations Microsoft has delivered across communication and collaboration, security and compliance and AI and automation, refer to the Microsoft blog by Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365.
You can read Microsoft's announcement about the new pricing for Microsoft 365 here.