Microsoft Price Increase

Microsoft announced their first significant increase in price for Microsoft 365 Business and Office 365 Cloud Services in over a decade.  Microsoft notes the continuous innovation and growth of these products are driving the increase.  Innovations in communication, collaboration, security, compliance, automation and artificial intelligence are needed to match new operating models of organizations.   Presently, there are no price changes for Education and Consumer Products.

The new pricing structure will go into effect on March 1, 2022.

Microsoft services will increase in price as follows:

PRODUCTCurrent Price
Per User
New Price
Per User
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

In Addition to the Price Increase, There are Other Changes That are Important to Understand.

  1. These license are purchased as an annual commitment. If you change license providers, you will payout the annual commitment.
  2. During the license year, you cannot reduce the number of users.  Any changes that reduce the number of users are made annually with the renewal of the subscription.  You can add user licenses at any time.

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