Pricing Updates for Microsoft Subscriptions
After ten years of innovation, Microsoft will have their first major price increase for a selection of their commercial products globally, with local market adjustments for certain regions. The change will go into effect on March 1, 2022, and will include Microsoft 365 Business Basic, Microsoft 365 Business Premium, Microsoft 365 E3 and Office 365 E1, E3, and E5. The table below provides a breakdown of the price increase for each product.
|Product||Old Price||New Price|
|Microsoft 365 Business Basic||$5 per user per month||$6 per user per month|
|Microsoft 365 Business Premium||$20 per user per month||$22 per user per month|
|Microsoft 365 E3||$32 per user per month||$36 per user per month|
|Office 365 E1||$8 per user per month||$10 per user per month|
|Office 365 E3||$20 per user per month||$23 per user per month|
|Office 365 E5||$35 per user per month||$38 per user per month|
Funding New Innovations
This decision has come after the implementation of 24 new apps and over 1,400 new capabilities since Microsoft’s initial launch of Microsoft 365 in July of 2017. These innovations target three key areas, communications and collaboration, security and compliance, and AI and automation. Additionally, Microsoft has announced a fourth key area with the announcement of their newly extended audio-conferencing capabilities in Microsoft Teams.
Read More about the Change at Microsoft’s Website
If you would like to learn more about the upcoming price changes, click on the Microsoft article linked below.