Microsoft has increased the price of Office 365 and Microsoft 365 for non-profit customers worldwide. The change, effective September 1, will make Microsoft products up to 28 percent more expensive for non-profits worldwide. This will affect the price of Microsoft Office 365 E1, Office 365 E3, and Office 365 E5 licenses. The update will also apply to Microsoft 365 E3 and Microsoft 365 Business Premium. However, any non-profit offers available as grants will not be affected, the company said.
Despite the increase, Microsoft says it will continue to offer non-profit discounts of up to 75 percent on other Microsoft 365 products.
As a result of the update, which was initially reported by The Register and appeared on the Microsoft Partner Center page at the time of filing this article, Microsoft Office 365 E1 will be available for $ 2.50 (about 200 200), which is more than 2. (About 150 rupees). The Office 365 E3 license, however, will increase from $ 4.50 (about Rs. 340) to 5.75 (about Rs. 430) and the Office 365 E5 from 15.20 (about Rs. 1,150). $ 14 (about Rs. 1,060).
The Microsoft 365 E3 will also be priced from $ 8 (around Rs. 600) to $ 9 (around Rs. 680), while the Microsoft 365 business premium will increase from 5 (around Rs. 380) to $ 5.50 (around Rs. 400). .
|Products||Old price||New price||Percentage increase|
|Office 365 E1||2||$ 2.50||25 percent|
|Office 365 E3||$ 4.50||$ 5.75||28 percent|
|Office 365 E5||$ 14||15.20||8.6 percent|
|Microsoft 365 E3||$ 8||9||12.5 percent|
|Microsoft 365 Business Premium||$ 5||$ 5.50||10 percent|
Microsoft says the price increase will apply globally, including local market adjustments for certain regions.
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In a frequently asked question, Redmond answered why it chose to update Microsoft 365 pricing at this time.
“This is the right time to update our pricing,” the company said. “While there are still questions and uncertainties, we are seeing clear signs of economic recovery around the world. Moreover, in the last few years our competitors have aggressively raised prices in some areas. We have only a good story and a proven track record of reinvestment. Pays the price. “
The updated pricing will affect both annual and monthly billing options for new and existing customers. In the case of existing users, it will be effective during subsequent renewals after September 1, the company said.
Microsoft also stopped offering its on-premise software grants from April 4.
“Before the April 4th update of our on-premium grant program, we tried to give nonprofit customers enough time to move to the cloud and lock in the existing Microsoft 365 nonprofit value,” the company said in its FAQ. “With that in mind, we’ve delayed the price increase by six months since the commercial price change to allow nonprofits enough time to relocate.”
Microsoft announced price increases for the Microsoft 365 and Office 365 for commercial customers last August. The update was aimed at raising the price by 20 percent and was planned to go live from March 1, although the company delayed it until March 15.