Since its launch a decade ago, Office 365 has grown to over 300 million commercial paid seats. Along the way, Microsoft has continuously re-invested to meet the changing needs of our customers. Four years ago, Microsoft introduced Microsoft 365 to bring together the best of Office, Windows, and Enterprise Mobility and Security (EMS). That same year Microsoft Teams was added as the only integrated solution where you can meet, chat, call, collaborate, and automate business processes—right in the flow of work. In fact, since introducing Microsoft 365, there were 24 apps added to the suites—Microsoft Teams, Power Apps, Power BI, Power Automate, Stream, Planner, Visio, OneDrive, Yammer, and Whiteboard—and Microsoft released over 1,400 new features and capabilities in three key areas.
1. Communication and collaboration.
2. Security and compliance.
3. AI and automation.
The pricing changes Microsoft is announcing today will go into effect in six months. By the end of March 2022, we will update our list pricing for the following commercial products: 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 globally with local market adjustments for certain regions. There are no changes to pricing for education and consumer products at this time.
As leaders around the world look to empower their people for a more flexible, hybrid world of work, it’s clear that every organization will need a new operating model across people, places, and processes. Microsoft is committed to building on the value delivered over the past decade to continuously provide innovation that helps our customers succeed and thrive today and well into the future.