Microsoft 365 Has a Price Increase Coming in 2022 (Who, What, When, Why)
Here’s What You Need to Know About the Microsoft 365 Price Hike
When Is the Price Increase Happening?The price increase for Microsoft 365 will go into effect on March 1, 2022.
Are All Subscription Plans Being Impacted?Microsoft is not raising the price for all Microsoft 365 subscribers. Home users and Educational users are both exempt and will not be seeing a change in pricing at this time. This price increase is mainly targeted at commercial customers, but some of them will also be spared. For example, Microsoft 365 Business Standard plans are not being increased in this price hike.
Who Is Impacted & By How Much?A number of Microsoft 365 Business and Office 365 Enterprise plans will be increased come March 2022. The increase will range from $1 per user/month to $4 per user/month, just depending upon the plan. Plans being impacted and the increased amount:
Microsoft 365 Business Basic: Increasing from $5 to $6 per user (+$1)
Microsoft 365 Business Premium: Increasing from $20 to $22 per user (+$2)
Office 365 E1: Increasing from $8 to $10 per user (+$2)
Office 365 E3: Increasing from $20 to $23 per user (+$3)
Office 365 E5: Increasing from $35 to $38 per user (+$3)
Microsoft 365 E3: Increasing from $32 to $36 per user (+$4)