Microsoft 365 prices are increasing in 2022: Here’s how to reduce the hit.

All good things must come to an end.

For the first time in 10 years, Microsoft will increase the price of Microsoft 365 subscriptions for business customers. On March 1, 2022, Microsoft will update its pricing for some of its commercial products. Here are the services that will be impacted by the price increase:

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

In a blog post, Microsoft says this price hike “reflects the increased value we have delivered to our customers over the past 10 years.” Security enhancements, compliance refinements, collaboration advancements, and artificial intelligence (AI) innovations are all among the improvements Microsoft cites as having added to its subscription services since they originally launched as Office 365.

Along with the price increase for Microsoft 365, Microsoft also announced it will be extending its unlimited dial-in capabilities for Microsoft Teams meetings for all enterprise and business suites. Extended dial-in capabilities come in handy when people join Teams meetings while they are on the go, as is typically the case with remote work. This allows you to join a Teams meeting from any device, and from any location, for a seamless Teams experience.

If you are worried about how the new pricing changes will affect you, please contact your account manager or click here to schedule a virtual meeting with a Louisville Geek representative.