As a valued client we wanted to be sure you were aware of upcoming changes to Office 365 and Microsoft 365 pricing and terms.
Microsoft has announced a substantial change to is pricing and terms for Office 365 and Microsoft 365 beginning in the first quarter of 2022. This change in terms will affect commercial and business users of Microsoft’s software. No changes to pricing for education or non-profit clients are expected.
Firstly, Microsoft’s updated pricing will go into effect on March 1st, 2022 as follows:
Please note that as of March 1st 2022, your billing will be automatically updated to reflect the new pricing. These price increases are directly implemented at the sole discretion of Microsoft and nology simply passes these through to our customers. We do not set or manage pricing for Office or Microsoft 365.
In addition to the price increases reflected above as of March 1st 2022, Microsoft is implementing Microsoft NCE (New Commerce Experience) and updating the Microsoft Agreement for clients.
The main takeaway relevant to our customers is that Microsoft will be moving all customers into annual agreements unless they specifically opt-out.
Should you want to opt-out of annual commitments under the NCE and continue with month-to-month flexibility with your Office and Microsoft 365 licenses, you will be required to fill out the opt-out form here prior to Feb 15th 2022 and your organization will face pricing that's 20 percent higher. (Eg. Business Basic $6/Month annual vs. $7.20/Month month-to-month).
Please remember, these are requirements, term changes, and pricing increases directly implemented by Microsoft.
Should you have questions or concerns please contact your account manager or email email@example.com for more information.
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