What you need to know...
Why is Microsoft Doing this?
Microsoft has a major multi-year effort to simplify contracting and making working with Microsoft easier - it’s called the New Commerce Experience. As part of New Commerce, Microsoft is moving M365 and licensing to the New Commerce Experience.
Microsoft Delivers on Customer Promises
FASTER time to deliver VALUE with solutions from Microsoft and partners.
Increases FLEXIBILITY without compromsing control.
OPTIMIZE costs and unlocks new savings.
Built on a foundation of TRUST and SECURITY.
Microsoft has released Windows Server 2022 with many new security, hybrid cloud and other innovative features.
Release of Windows Server 2022 and Price Raise
Release of Office 2021
With the release of Office 2021, Microsoft is raising prices after more than a decade of adding new features, applications and other productivity features.
Making Telephony Simpler to Consume
Telephony is now included in some of the M365 packages and can go over minutes.
Microsoft Simplifies Doing Business
What is changing and when?
January 1, 2022
January 1 - March 31, 2022
March 1, 2022
June 30, 2022
M365 New Commerce subscriptions are generally available.
Microsoft has a promotion available to incent the move to annual term contracts.
15% price increase.
The ability to renew or order old SKUs is gone.
Locking into the contract prior to March 1st at the promotion price avoids the price increase for one year.
Enterprise: Office 365 E1: $10 (from $8), E3: $23 ($20), E5: $38 ($35), Microsoft 365 E3: $36 ($32)
SMB: M365 Business Basic: $6
(from $5), M365 Business
Premium: $22 ($20)
What software licensing is not affected?
Microsoft Government, Education and Non-profit
Microsoft SQL and Exchange
It has already been moved to New Commerce Experience.
These could be added later.
Still unsure how this affects you?
We know licensing can be complex, especially when big changes go into effect - but we are here to help. Talk to one of our Microsoft experts today and ensure you are prepared for the upcoming changes.
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