Price increase: Microsoft announces increase in Office 365 and Microsoft 365

Microsoft has announced the increase in its Office and Microsoft 365 cloud services, which will affect business and personal users from March 2022.

Microsoft knows that the cloud has become, in this pandemic period, one of the most important allies for remote work, and part of its products under this category will begin to increase their prices from 2022. The Redmond company has announced the price increase in Microsoft 365 and Office 365 for all users.

“As leaders around the world seek to empower their people for a more flexible and hybrid world of work, it is clear that every organization will need a new operating model for people, places, and processes, “Microsoft said in a statement. . “We are committed to leveraging the value we have delivered over the past decade to deliver continuous innovation that helps our customers succeed and prosper today and in the future.”

New times, new prices

Since its launch in 2011, Office 365 has begun to include a set of solutions beyond the traditional PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Lync, Exchange, Projects, Infopath, and Outlook.

Over time, services like Access, Reservations, Delve, Forms, GroupMe, Kaizala, Lens, Lists, OneDrive, OneNote Class Notebook, Planner, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, Publisher, SharePoint, Staff Hub, Stream, Sway, Teams, To-Do, Visio, Whiteboard, and Yammer began to be added to the Office 365 proposal, which currently meets the demand of 300 million paying users.

These will be the new prices of Microsoft 365 and Office 365

The price changes will take effect in six months, specifically on March 1, 2022. From that date, the prices will be as follows:

Microsoft 365 Business Basic ($ 5 to $ 6 per user)

Microsoft 365 Business Premium ($ 20 to $ 22)

Office 365 E1 ($ 8 to $ 10)

Office 365 E3 ($ 20 to $ 23)

Office 365 E5 ($ 35 to $ 38)

Microsoft 365 E3 ($ 32 to $ 36).

“These increases will apply globally with local market adjustments for specific regions. There are no changes in the prices of educational and consumer products at this time, “they said at Microsoft.

Currently, the local cost for Microsoft 365 is 21.99 soles – personal – and 28.99 soles – family – per month, with the option of annual payments of 219.99 and 289.99 soles, respectively. The individual subscription includes 1TB of OneDrive storage and unrestricted access to the Office 365 suite, Skype, Teams, and Outlook from PC, Mac or iOS, and Android cell phones.

The family plan allows up to six different accounts with the same benefits for each member.