From March 2022 Microsoft To Increase Prices by up to 25%

Microsoft have recently announced that a significant number of their business products, including all Microsoft 365 and Office 365 options, will be increasing between 9% and 25% from March 1st 2022.

Although UK pricing has not been confirmed, these increases can be seen in the USD pricing and are likely to replicated to GBP pricing with the only products not included in the price increases being education and consumer products.

Furthermore, both HBP are Microsoft are encouraging commitments of 1 and 3 year terms on subscriptions to avoid future price increases and help fix your IT costs in the future

Announced in late August, Microsoft described the price increase as “New pricing for Microsoft for 365” and reflected on the last ten years of development which have gone into Microsoft 365 and Office 365 since it was launched.

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The key developments included the addition of over 24 apps, improved levels of communication and collaboration, improved security and the enhancement of AI and automation tools.

Providing just over 6 months’ notice to customers they announced that the following products would be subject to price increases, including the current and future values in 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), and 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 and consumer products at this time.”

 

 

How can you reduce the impact of these price increases?

To help businesses plan for the increases we advise that you speak to us as soon as possible. As well as checking that you have the right amount of licenses required for your business we can also check to see if you are on the right package and are getting maximum value for money too.

Savings can be made on subscriptions by committing to 1 or 3 year subscriptions and, as with all of our solutions, we can still help you with monthly payments for these licenses by working with your IT financing partners.

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