Price Increases Announced for Microsoft 365 Licencing

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With Microsoft’s announcement of imminent price changes, is it time you reviewed your Microsoft support contract? Read on to find out everything you need to know about the price changes, how they might affect your organisation and how Opus could help your business maximise the value of your existing Microsoft licences and minimise the impact of these global price changes.

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What's happening? 

Microsoft recently announced changes to their commercial pricing for Microsoft 365 licensing. The first substantive Microsoft price increase since Office 365 was launched a decade ago, the pricing will increase by as much as 20% for some licences. 

Microsoft-Price-IncreaseMicrosoft are stating that the price increases reflect the increased value they have delivered to customers over the past 10 years, including the introduction of Microsoft 365 - bringing together the best of Office, Windows, and Enterprise Mobility and Security (EMS) and of course, the addition of Microsoft Teams where you can meet, chat, call, collaborate, and automate business processes – which proved invaluable to many businesses during lockdown.

Related Read:Three ways Microsoft Teams will help you embrace hybrid working

When will the price increases take effect?

The Microsoft prices increases will take effect from 1st March 2022 and will impact the following licences: Microsoft 365 Business Basic, Microsoft 365 Business Premium, Office 365 E1, Office 365 E3, Office 365 E5 and Microsoft 365.

What will the price increases cost my business?

Enter the number of users for each Microsoft licence into our pricing calculator and we will email you with details of the what the monthly price increase is likely to cost your business.

Or simply get in touch, and we will help you analyse this.

What can I do to avoid these increases?

Whilst you cannot avoid the prices increases completely, you are able in many cases to take out a new contract for up to 36 months to lock in the current pricing, thus delaying the price increases until a point in the future. You should also be reviewing the licences you are using currently, to ensure you are not paying for licences and applications you are no longer using.

How can Opus help reduce my Microsoft spend?

The Opus Technology team are highly experienced in helping organisations review and optimise their Microsoft portfolio – ensuring customers are on the best plans, eliminating redundant licences and avoiding unnecessary costs. Twice winners at the recent Vuzion Cloud Awards for the UK Partner of the Year Award and the Microsoft sponsored UK Modern Workplace award, Opus regularly tops the charts in user adoption percentages – the percentage of licences being used by customers (rather than being paid for and not used).

Why switch to Opus for your Microsoft support?

As an award-winning Microsoft Gold partner for Cloud Solutions, Communications and Project and Portfolio Management, Opus is ideally placed to support you with:

  • Better Cost Management
  • Enterprise Grade Security and Compliance
  • Value Added Consultancy
  • Experienced and Dedicated Support

Read more about four reasons to switch to Opus for your Microsoft 365 Licencing and Support

Get in touch to see how we can help you maximise the value of your Microsoft 365 Licences 

We can help you consolidate and optimise your Microsoft licencing and advise you on the potential savings you can make by locking in current pricing with a new contract. Switch to Opus to save money and enjoy award-winning service and support.

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