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IT Security Tip: New Pricing for Microsoft 365

Last year, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365 Jared Spataro had already announced changes to commercial pricing for Microsoft 365. It is their first substancial pricing update ever since they have released the product a decade ago. According to him “This updated pricing reflects the increased value we have delivered to our customers over the past 10 years”

Their main key areas are:
1. security and compliance
2. communications and collaboration
3. AI and automation

It is not surprising that they have over 300 million commercial paid seats since their first product offering.

Four years ago, they introduced Microsoft 365 to bring together the best of Office, Windows, and Enterprise Mobility and Security (EMS).
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.

Since its introduction 24 apps have already been added to the suites. Apps such as Microsoft Teams, Power Apps, Power BI, Power Automate, Stream, Planner, Visio, OneDrive, Yammer, and Whiteboard have released over 1,400 new features and capabilities in three key areas.

Unlimited dial-in capabilities for Microsoft Teams meetings across our enterprise, business, frontline, and government suites have been rolled over. The ever-changing way meetings are held nowadays have come to the rise of dial-in which is included with Microsoft 365 E5 and Office 365 E5 as a part of the Teams user experience. Thus, giving peace of mind by giving them the capability to join Microsoft Teams virtually on any device anywhere in the world.

Starting March 1, 2022 the following products price will increase as listed below:

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)
Microsoft 365 E3 (from $32 to $36)

As the digital work place has evolved over the years, leaders are finding ways to empower their people with tools that can make work a lot more flexible with the way hybrid work solutions are right now. Microsoft has continuously been delivering products and features that are innovative thus helping its target users succeed and flourish in the digital work environments of the future.

 

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