Microsoft announced changes to commercial pricing for Microsoft 365 (formally O365).
This will be the first real pricing update since its launch over 10 years ago (2011).
The pricing changes will go into effect on March 1, 2022. The price increase won’t be drastic, just a few dollars a month. The following commercial products will be impacted: 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 worldwide with local market adjustments for certain regions. Currently, there are no changes to pricing for education and consumer products.
At launch in June 2011, Office 365 included Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Lync, Exchange, and InfoPath. They have since expanded to add other apps and entirely new capabilities including Access, Bookings, Delve, Forms, GroupMe, Kaizala, Lens, Lists, OneDrive, OneNote Class Notebook, Planner, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, Publisher, SharePoint, Staff Hub, Stream, Sway, Teams, To-Do, Visio, Whiteboard, and Yammer.
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