Microsoft announces Microsoft 365 price increases from March 2022

Microsoft confirms changes to its commercial pricing for Microsoft 365 and Office 365 from 1st March 2022 (education and consumer excluded).

The price increases will affect the products below.

  • Microsoft 365 Business Basic will increase from $5 to $6 per user
  • Microsoft 365 Business Premium will increase from $20 to $22
  • Office 365 E1 will increase from $8 to $10
  • Office 365 E3 will increase from $20 to $23
  • Office 365 E5 will increase from $35 to $38
  • Microsoft 365 E3 will increase from $32 to $36

If you have any questions about the upcoming price increases, please read our frequently asked questions below or contact your Phoenix account manager.

Microsoft 365 March 2022 price increase FAQs

 Which licensing programs does the new pricing apply to?

The new pricing applies to commercial Volume Licensing (EA/EAS/MPSA), CSP, and Web Direct.

We are a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement customer, what does this mean for us?

All products included within your Enterprise Agreement are price protected until agreement expiry. When you renew an agreement including any of the above licences from March 2022, updated pricing will apply.

Will the From SA SKUs (for example, Microsoft 365 E3 From SA) have the same percentage price increase?


Will there be changes to licensing or usage rights?

No, there are no changes to the licensing or usage rights of the Microsoft 365 or Office 365 suites, outside the specific changes that impact Audio Conferencing.

Our Enterprise Agreement is due to expire next year, is there any way for us to protect ourselves against the price increases?

As this will be specific to your organisation, please contact your Phoenix account manager to discuss in more detail.

 Our Enterprise Agreement renewal is next year and we need to set budgets ASAP. How soon can we start working on the options with Phoenix?

Your Phoenix account manager and dedicated licensing specialist will be in touch to arrange a renewal planning call and we will start working with you on this straight away.

If you have any further questions, please contact us on [email protected] or 01904 562200.

Ben Murden
Ben Murden

Ben has over two decades in the IT industry, delivering both online and offline campaigns across all platforms to meet business goals and objectives. Joining Phoenix in 1999 as a graphic designer, Ben has evolved over the years into a fully-rounded marketing professional, before being promoted to Phoenix Marketing Manager early in 2018, reporting directly to the MD. With his background in creative design, Ben takes projects from inception to execution and can identify the correct strategy based on the subject, audience, and goals – while increasing the brand profile and revenue. His passion for digital marketing is evident in everything he does, and both vendors and strategic partners often comment on his incredibly positive attitude to ‘make things happen’.

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