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Formerly known as Office 365, Microsoft 365 is a subscription service offered by Microsoft that grants users access to Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and other popular applications in the Office family.

Microsoft already makes a nice chunk of change from these products, but the company announced today that it would be raising the commercial prices of Microsoft 365 plans for business users.

Microsoft pointed out that this is the first pricing update that Office 365 has received since its launch a decade ago. It also explained that the new pricing better reflects the value of its software.

Here are the new prices:

  • 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)

The new commercial pricing for Microsoft 365 will go into effect on March 1, 2022. There are no changes to pricing for education and consumer products.

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

[…] since introducing Microsoft 365 we have added 24 apps to the suites—Microsoft Teams, Power Apps, Power BI, Power Automate, Stream, Planner, Visio, OneDrive, Yammer, and Whiteboard—and have released over 1,400 new features and capabilities in three key areas.

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  1. It also explained that the new pricing better reflects the value of its software.

    My favorite reason for price increases.

    “Because we can, and you will pay.”

  2. I have told every family member that will listen….. get off of MS office products. Go google docs or the other 3 free alternatives.

  3. Of course they raised it.. in a few years another adjustment. Need a few extra billion tweak it a little. They have to do this to keep their billions fresh while they prep you for windows as a service. No worries.

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