Office/Microsoft 365 EEA offerings

Late in August 2023, Microsoft announced that there would be changes to the offerings available in the European Economic Area and Switzerland to address European competition concerns – you can read that article here: These offerings are now live in the October 2023 Product Terms, so here’s the summary…

A customer in these regions who has not purchased Office 365 E1/E3/E5 or Microsoft 365 E3/E5 before 1 October, 2023 must now buy “EEA (no Teams)” SKUs – which, as the names suggest, don’t include Teams. If the customer does want Teams, then they need to purchase a separate Teams EEA User SL for their users. If they have purchased any of these licences before 1 October then they can add more licences and renew existing Subscriptions.

For Microsoft 365 Business Basic/Standard/Premium, customers in the affected regions will be able to choose the original offerings or new EEA flavours without Teams. The same goes for Microsoft 365 F1/F3 and Office 365 F3.

This site, aimed at partners, has information about pricing, and a useful FAQ document:

Pricing changes for Microsoft 365

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:

Office 365 Data Loss Prevention User SL

An Office 365 Data Loss Prevention User SL is added to the September 2018 Product Terms and Online Services Terms documents. The table on page 34 of the OST is updated to show that Office 365 DLP is included in Office 365 E3/E5, and there’s a new table on page 94 of the Product Terms showing that this new licence is an Add-on for users of Microsoft 365 F1 or Office 365 Business Essentials, for example. As far as availability goes, page 65 shows that it’s just available through the EA or CSP. Find both of these monthly-updated documents here:

Office 365 K1 Plan Updates

Microsoft announce some additions to the components of the Office 365 K1 plan. In the coming weeks K1 users can expect to get access to this new set of capabilities: Microsoft StaffHub, OneDrive for Business, Skype for Business presence and instant messaging, Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Video, Microsoft PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow.

Find the announcement here: