Microsoft set to change the 365 licencing model
Microsoft are changing the way Microsoft 365 licences are purchased and renewed, from the 1st July there will be a 20% increase for all monthly subscriptions however annual licence costs are set to remain mostly unaffected.
These price increases are occurring world-wide whether you buy them from a Microsoft Partner or buy them direct and have taken many by surprise, especially considering the price increase for some of it’s most popular monthly subscriptions announced only late last year.
As annual licences will become 20% cheaper than their monthly counterparts we recommend you now consider changing some or all of your organisation’s Microsoft 365 licences to annual subscriptions. The downside to annual subscriptions is you can only DECREASE your total product licence count once per year when your subscription(s) are renewed but for most people this should not be much of a problem.
If your organisation rarely or never decreases the total number of Microsoft 365 licences, we recommend you change your licence billing frequency to annual, you should get in touch with your account manager to arrange this well before the July 1st deadline.