Office 365 and Microsoft 365 pricing changes
Microsoft announce that there will be per user per month price increases for the following products from 1 March, 2022:
- Office 365 E1 (up to $10 from $8)
- Office 365 E3 (up to $23 from $20)
- Office 365 E5 (up to $38 from $35)
- Microsoft 365 Business Basic (up to $6 from $5)
- Microsoft 365 Business Premium (up to $22 from $20)
- Microsoft 365 E3 (up to $36 from $32)
Find the announcement from Microsoft here: https://bit.ly/3kdqvBg.
Microsoft announce that Windows Virtual Desktop is now Azure Virtual Desktop. There are a whole host of new features in preview, as well as a new licensing option. Historically, users licensed with Microsoft 365 E3/E5/F3/Business Premium or Windows 10 E3/E5 or Windows 10 VDA E3/E5 licenses have rights to the service for virtual desktops and apps. Now, there’s a per user option for external users which is a monthly per user price of $5.50 for apps, or $10 for apps + desktops, with a no-cost promotional period from 14 July, 2021 to 31 December, 2021.
Find the announcement here: https://bit.ly/3v4aa56.
Microsoft update the Product Terms site for May 1, 2021 by adding in Microsoft 365 Business Basic, Standard and Premium as eligible prerequisite licences for Audio Conferencing and Phone System: https://bit.ly/2SEiaMG.
There’s an updated (November 2020) Microsoft 365 E3 – Unattended Licensing Brief.
This document helps you to understand how the Microsoft 365 E3 – Unattended licence allows a bot to run repetitive tasks in a Windows client/Office app without user intervention. The document has a useful FAQ section at the end and this new version adds a few additional questions clarifying the requirement for the licence in situations where there is already a Windows licence and for scenarios where third party providers are implementing unattended scenarios.
Find this updated document here: https://bit.ly/37mfx7n.
The Microsoft 365 E3 – Unattended licence allows a bot to run repetitive tasks in a Windows client/Office app without user intervention.
This new (May 2020) Licensing Brief has some useful introductory information, a section on licensing scenarios showing when this new licence is needed, and an FAQ.
Find this licensing brief here: https://bit.ly/M365ULic