Microsoft has recently revealed that they are increasing the price for Office 365 enterprise customers by up to 15 percent. Customers with Office 365 E suites (E1, E3 and E4), plus equivalent Government SKUs will have this new increased price. As as expected, Office Software Assurance (SA) or old Enterprise Agreement customers will not be affected with this price change.
A Microsoft provided the following statement about this price increase,
“The vast majority of our customers will not see an increase in the cost of Office 365. All existing Office 365 EA customers are guaranteed prices will not change for the duration of their agreement. New Office 365 EA customers who don’t have a previous investment in our products will see an increase to align our pricing to our other channels.”
In an effort to counter this price increase, Microsoft will be offering greater discounts will be offered for Office 365 E1, E3 and E4 subscriptions, which will be priced at $8, $20 and $22, respectively.