Why Microsoft 365 Is Getting More Expensive for Business Customers 

Feb 3, 2022 | managed IT services

From March 2022, Microsoft 365 will be more expensive for its commercial users. 

Microsoft 365 has been a hot topic for the past few years. It has seen a lot of success in the market and has been able to establish itself as a top competitor against other software packages. But recently, Microsoft announced that they are going to be making some changes to the pricing structure for their product. The increasing demand for hybrid work also puts companies like Microsoft at an advantage. Microsoft hopes to benefit from this increasing demand from organisations worldwide. 

The new changes will allow them to offer more flexible plans for their business customers and provide better value for money. They are also going to make it easier for small businesses and enterprises alike by offering more options with less complexity. 

Microsoft says that this price rise “reflects the increased value we have delivered to our customers over the past 10 years”. 

Microsoft’s latest price changes will affect business customers, paying more for their Microsoft 365 subscription, which includes Office 365 and Windows 11. 

The company is trying to make up for the revenue it lost when it stopped selling its Windows 7 operating system to consumers last year. It’s now focusing on its cloud-based services like Azure and Office 365. 

Its suite of software includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook and Skype. The service is available as a monthly or yearly subscription with added features to the product.  

Here are the services that will be impacted by the price increase: 

  • Microsoft 365 Business Basic (from $5 to $6) 
  • Microsoft 365 Business Premium (from $20 to $22) 
  • Microsoft 365 E3 (from $32 to $36) 
  • Office 365 E1 (from $8 to $10) 
  • Office 365 E3 (from $20 to $23) 
  • Office 365 E5 (from $35 to $38) 

If you have any questions or concerns about how the new pricing changes will affect your business or managed IT services, contact us today

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