Microsoft is finally going to increase the prices of Microsoft 365 after a decade of its launch. Microsft announced the new pricing scheme in their blog post. This is only going to apply to Commercial users and will be applicable from March 1, 2022. Let’s take a look at the new pricing.
New Prices for Microsoft 365
- Microsoft 365 Business Basic (from $5 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 will be the new prices and these are priced per user. The actual prices may vary from region to region as they will be adjusted for those markets. The pricing for Consumers and Educational pricing is going to remain the same.
There are three key areas Microsft emphasizes that they have delivered innovation in, they are, communications and collaboration, security and compliance, and AI and automation.
While Microsoft updated the prices they also took this opportunity to introduce the new addition of audio conferencing capabilities. This update will provide unlimited dial-in capabilities for Microsoft Teams meetings across enterprises, businesses, governmental suites which will roll out over the next few months.
Earlier, this was available only to E5 plans over Microsft office 365 and Microsoft 365 and now will be available to other users as well. This is considered an important part of the complete Microsoft Teams experience is what the company says. This will benefit big time the people who have poor internet connectivity or need to attend meetings on the go.
What is your take on Microsoft increasing its prices? Do let us know if you use Microsoft 365 and how has your experience with it been.