Microsoft 365 Price Increase: Coming March 2022. Let’s Get Ready.

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As announced by Microsoft in back in August 2021, new pricing for Microsoft 365 is coming March 2022.

The Challenge – Microsoft licencing is complicated. The price change effective March 2022 can be up to a 20% increase on some products. Staying on your current licencing model may no longer be your best option.

The same software can be licensed several ways and it’s difficult to know which edition or licensing model is the right fit for your users and the best value for your business.

Our Role – We are here to help you wade through the licensing quagmire. Together we will review your business requirements to ensure your Microsoft 365 licensing meets your organization’s needs while keeping the price increase impact to a minimum

A few strategies we’ll consider:

  • Access better pricing with an annual commitment instead of the monthly payment option.
  • Purchase the short term (as little as one month) only for situations where there is a confirmed need.

Many pro-active strategy discussions with our Microsoft 365 clients have started and our Account Managers continue to reach out to help navigate your business through these price increases.

If you have any questions or would like to set a meeting to review your licencing requirements, please reach out. We make I.T. easy.

A summary of the Microsoft 365 price increases announcement is below.


Microsoft 365 price increases are coming. It’s the first substantive pricing update since Office 365 was launched a decade ago. The price increase reflects the increased value and features delivered to their customers over the past 10 years. The new pricing comes into effect on March 1, 2022.

The following commercial products will be updated:

Microsoft 365 price increases are coming – the first substantive pricing update since Office 365 was launched a decade ago. The price increase reflects the increased value delivered to their customers over the past 10 years. New pricing comes into effect on March 1, 2022.

The following commercial products will be updated:

(Prices listed are USD)

  • Microsoft 365 Business Basic – from $5 to $6 per user
  • 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

These increases will apply globally with local market adjustments for certain regions.

There are no changes to pricing for Education, Non-Profit, and Consumer products at this time.

For more information: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2021/08/19/new-pricing-for-microsoft-365/

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