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Microsoft has increased the price of some of its Microsoft 365 Licenses

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Microsoft has recently advised that they are increasing their licensing charges and the associated minimum commitments terms.

Here’s what you need to know.

When is the Microsoft 365 Price Increase Happening?

A: The price increase will go into effect on July 1, 2022 for all existing subscriptions and the 14th of March 2022 for new subscriptions

Are All Microsoft 365 Plans Being Impacted?

A: Not for Profit licenses, Home and educational users will not be affected at this time, however some of the commercial products are increasing.(listed in the table below)

Which Microsoft 365 Plans Will Increase & By How Much? And how long ?


Current Price ($)

New Price ($)


M365 Business Basic




M365 Business Premium




O365 E1




O365 E3




O365 E5




M365 E3




Only the licenses listed above are increasing at this time.

Important Contractual information

Please note that all clients will be locked in for a commitment of 12months from July 1st. You can increase users at any time and the annual commitment will be prorated however after the initial 72 hours you will not be able to reduce the seat count until the end of the 12 month subscription.

If an annual commitment doesn’t suit you may choose to pay month to month so you can alter your users throughout the year – however this advantage will incur an additional loading of 20%. Eg. M365 Business Premium will be $30.25 on an annual contract, $36.30/month on a casual month to month.

Please advise us by April 30th if you DO NOT want to be locked into a yearly commitment else your subscriptions will automatically roll into the 12 month annual commitment.

As a Microsoft Gold Partner, Lindentech has all the knowledge and expertise to answer any questions about this price change and your subscription. Don’t hesitate to drop us a line!