• Jonah White

Microsoft Licensing Increase

In August of 2021, Microsoft announced a change in how pricing works for their Microsoft and Office 365 Products.

From then on, customers had a six-month window to decide how long they wanted to commit to Microsoft 365 products, including Teams, Outlook, and various Office products. Each License brings more with higher prices, so we've broken it down to those who want to know what they're paying for with Microsoft 365.

Starting March 1st:

  • Microsoft 365 Business Basic

from 5$ per user to 6$

  • 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 price changes are all coming from the last ten years of success that Microsoft has brought to 1000s of companies that use Microsoft for all their business needs. Whether it's the latest version of Windows 11 or the new Microsoft Windows Defender, everyone is grateful for the versatility brought with all Microsoft products.

The difference between Office 365 and Microsoft 365 is devices have some features like device management, information protection, identity, and access management.

So what is the point of this article? It's February 28th! What does one do if they're an IT manager or MSP? Relax, you have till March 1st. But please, call your MSP, ask your accountant, tell them about this update before you see the extra amount on your bill from Microsoft. Remember, stick to a longer commitment like one, two, or even three years of licensing.

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