Microsoft Office 365 arrived in 2011 and the Redwood-based tech giant has been expanding its offerings in Office.
Its subscription costs is getting a hike up. The changes will go live on March 1, 2022.
Here’s what you’ll be paying:
- Microsoft 365 Business Basic goes from $5 to $6 per user per month
- Microsoft 365 Business Premium hikes up from $20 to $22
- Microsoft 365 E3 goes from $32 to $36
- Microsoft Office 365 E5 will continue to be $57 per user per month[8% of the paying consumers]
- Microsoft Office 365 F1 will remain at $2.25. F series is aimed at Front-line workers.
- Microsoft Office 365 F3 will stick at $8
- Office 365 E1 goes from $8 to $10
- Office 365 E3 goes from $20 to $23
- Premium Office 365 E5 goes form $35 to $38
Microsft currently has over 300 million commercial Office 365 paying consumers.
Consumer and Education subscriptions will remain at their current costs.
Microsoft has brought more than 1400 features and 24 new apps to Office 365 and Microsoft 365 that now have Whiteboard, Teams, Yammer, OneDrive, Power BI, Stream, Power Apps, Planner and Visio.
Other announcements the tech giant made include adding unlimited dial-in capabilities for Teams meetings in the near future across its government, enterprise, frontline and business suites. This means people can dial in and use Teams like conferencing bridge without the need to download an app but instead get a dial-in number.
Teams has over 250 million monthly active users and now has over 300 new features.
Microsoft says that they have improved their products in three important areas including automation and AI, communication and collaboration and security and compliance to explain the price increase.
Microsoft 365 brings the company $53.9 billion when it comes to sales which is a third of the company’s $168 billion in sales.