Microsoft has announced price increases for their subscriptions.

Effective on March 1, 2022

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As your Microsoft partner, Maureen Data Systems (MDS) is here to help you stay up to date on the latest changes and updates to the CSP program so that you can take advantage of all available features, benefits, and opportunities.

Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program continues to evolve as they adapt to support the constantly shifting needs of today’s businesses. As part of their investment in the CSP program, Microsoft has been working to reduce licensing complexity and costs, as well as provide flexibility to support a range of client purchasing scenarios. To achieve this, Microsoft launched the New Commerce Experience (NCE) for Microsoft Azure in 2019 – and in fall of 2021 expanded NCE to include Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, Windows 365, and Power Platform for commercial seat-based licensing.

The NCE Update Includes:

  • Enforcement of no-cancellation policy. You can no longer cancel or reduce seats during annual term, only at renewal of term.
  • New monthly subscription option. Customers, who require more flexibility to adjust seats may choose the new monthly term offers with a premium price.
  • New options to manage subscriptions, including upgrading products and schedule upcoming changes for renewal.
  • Easier to understand billing data and less administrative work.

Extending unlimited audio conferencing dial-in for Microsoft Teams included in Microsoft 365 E5 and Office 365 E5 now available with Microsoft 365 E3, Office 365 E3 / E1, Microsoft 365 F3 / F1, Office 365 F3, Microsoft 365 Business Basic / Business Standard / Business Premium, Government (GCC, GCCH, DOD): Microsoft 365 E3, Office 365 E3, Office 365 E1, Microsoft 365 F3, Microsoft 365 F1.

Price Adjustments:

Enterprise
License Old Price (user per month) New Price (user per month)

   

Microsoft 365 E5

$57 No Change at this time
Microsoft 365 E3 $32 $36
Office 365 E5 $35 $38
Office 365 E3 $20 $23
Office 365 E1 $8 $10
SMB
Microsoft 365 Business Basic $5 $6
Microsoft 365 Business Premium $20 $22
Education No change at this time No change at this time
**Effective March 1, 2022 ​**(Price increases for U.S. Government cloud customers will be implemented at a later date)

We are excited to share the options with our customers for subscription management.

Maureen Data System’s Sales Team is strongly advising customers to move to a 12-month commitment to take advantage of the 1-year price discount. 

Subscription Overview: 

1-Month Subscription

12-Month Subscription 

What are the Billing Terms for our customers?

Monthly

Monthly, Upfront

What are the Pricing Options?

+20% price premium

Same as existing pricing with 5% Discount

Commitment

Flexible

Firm

What is the Cancellation Policy?

Cancellation after 72 hours will be billed for the full month

Cancellation after 72 hours will be billed for the 12 month term

Price Lock

1 month

1 year

Mid-term upgrades

Allowed

Allowed

Mid-term Downgrades

Allowed

Not Allowed

Availability

All Per-User SKUs upon GA

All Per-User SKUs (except Windows 365) upon GA

Benefits

Flexibility

Cost savings + price locking

Available for purchase today, Microsoft New Commerce Experience (NCE) provides a simplified journey for both partners and customers to transact cloud services in a consistent and standardized purchase motion. 

The New Commerce Experience (NCE) ‘per seat’ model for Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, Windows 365, and Power Platform subscriptions is the latest in the evolution of their CSP program. It provides re-sellers with new tools to simplify and manage subscriptions.

Starting 2022, Microsoft will bring this purchase motion to seat-based offers like Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, Power Platform and Windows 365.

Moving to the New Commerce Experience will help you prepare for future growth with reduced licensing complexity, multiple term options, and features that enable operational efficiencies.

Early-bird pricing ends March 20th, 2022, so contact us today to take full advantage! 

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