• Zondag, Februari 6, 2022

For the first time in almost a decade, Microsoft is introducing new commercial pricing for Microsoft 365. This pricing will take effect in the next six months. Starting from March 1, 2022, Microsoft will update their pricing for the following commercial products:

Product

Pricing increase 

(in %)

Microsoft 365 Business Basic  20
Microsoft 365 Business Premium 10
Office 365 E1 25
Office 365 E3 15
Office 365 E5 9
Microsoft 365 E3 13

These increases will apply across the globe, with certain adjustments made in a few local markets and regions. The timeline is in sync with the dates for New Commerce Experience (NCE).

 

This updated pricing comes with multiple feature enhancements that Microsoft introduced in its products, including:

  • Real-time collaboration in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint desktop apps
  • Addition and expansion of OneDrive cloud storage and the Exchange Online mailboxes
  • Increased security and compliance
  • New AI-powered innovations for employees in the workforce

Upcoming extended audio capabilities

Microsoft will also be adding unlimited dial-in capabilities for Microsoft Teams meetings across all their plans over the next few months. Understanding the fact that people often need to join Teams meetings on the go or while they're struggling with a bad internet connection, Microsoft sees dial-in as an important part of the complete Teams experience. Currently, this dial-in capability is included with Microsoft 365 E5 and Office 365 E5. It is available with subscription in over 70 countries and with interactive support in 44 languages and dialects, unlimited dial-in provides peace of mind that users will be able to join their Microsoft Teams meeting from virtually any device regardless of location.

To learn more about this update, check out this article by Microsoft! If you have any questions about how this affecting the pricing in Mijn DCG, please contact your local DCG Partner.