Microsoft has announced a price increase (the first significant price increase in almost a decade) starting on March 1, 2022. This will impact any renewals or new subscriptions on or after March 1, 2022.
Below is a sampling of the new price increases for popular SKUs
|Product||Current Price||March 1, 2022|
|Microsoft 365 Business Basic||$5||$6|
|Microsoft 365 Business Premium||$20||$22|
|Office 365 E1||$8||$10|
|Office 365 E3||$20||$23|
|Office 365 E5||$35||$38|
|Microsoft 365 E3||$32||$36|
The price increase does not appear to impact the following 4 SKUs
|Microsoft 365 Business Standard||$12.50|
|Microsoft 365 E4||$57|
|Microsoft 365 F1||$2.25|
|Microsoft 365 F3||$8|
There are no planned price changes for education and consumer products. (At least at this time)
One silver lining to this news is Microsoft will be offering unlimited $0 Audio Conferencing dial-in for the following SKUs.
|Enterpise||Small & Medium Business|
|Microsoft 365 E3||Microsoft 365 Business Basic|
|Office 365 E3||Microsoft 365 Business Standard|
|Office 365 E1||Microsoft 365 Business Premium|
|Microsoft 365 F3|
|(E5 suites already have
audio conferencing capabilities)
Microsoft is quick to note that they are not increasing prices because of the addition of Audio Conferencing. Extending unlimited dial-in access is simply the latest example of “how we deliver new value to support the changing needs of our customers” (quoted directly from Microsoft).
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