For the first time in a decade, Microsoft is raising prices from Microsoft 365 and Office 365 for commercial users. Of course, this will make entrepreneurs unhappy, but ten years without a price hike is pretty reasonable.
New prices for Office 365 and Microsoft 365
Microsoft plans to lower prices for Office 365 and Microsoft 365 starting March 1, 2022, giving business owners some time to budget before prices go up.
Here the price changes, there announced from Microsoft:
- 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)
- Microsoft 365 E3 (from $ 32 to $ 36)
It’s important to note that Microsoft has not announced any intention of increasing prices for educational institutions or regular users. So, if you are an individual paying for a subscription, there is nothing to worry about for now. Hopefully the price will stay the same for these users for a while Office 365 is a pretty good deal for what it offers.
Additionally, some large companies have special large accounts with custom pricing, so it is likely that small and medium-sized businesses will feel this price increase. Still, Microsoft added a lot of value Office 365 and Microsoft 365 over the years, so that a relatively small price increase can be expected.