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Microsoft 365 pricing is changing. Are you ready?

Microsoft pricing is changing at the end of February 2022. Find out how you can save money, by renewing your subscription by 28 February.

In case you haven’t heard, Microsoft have announced price rises of between 9% and 25% that will be applied to six core M365 and O365 subscriptions from 1st March 2022:

  • M365 Business Basic
  • M365 Business Premium
  • Office 365 E1, E3 and E5
  • M365 E3

The price increases coincide with the introduction of two new subscription models – a three-year subscription and a monthly-term subscription – that will sit alongside the existing annual subscription (paid monthly).

The good news is that if you act before February 28th, you can renew your subscription early, retain your existing price plan and maintain commercial flexibility for up to 12 months

How we can help

Regardless of your current provider, we’re here to help. In fact, locking in your existing subscription charges may only be part of your best solution.

Did you know, for example, that as many as 25% of all M365 licenses are inactive or unassigned, according to recent TBSC research[1]? Or that 89% of businesses are failing to track or monitor their Microsoft 365 usage, resulting in significant wasted expenditure?

[1] New Year, New Microsoft 365 Problem?, TBSC, Jan 11, 2022

Microsoft Healthcheck

With a greater reliance on remote and hybrid working models, it is easy to lose sight of the devices your employees are using, or the applications they rely on to work effectively. That’s why we are offering businesses like yours a free Microsoft Healthcheck that will analyse your organisation’s software use and identify ways to save costs and make improvements. It will enable you to answer questions like:

  • Are you using the correct licences?
  • How many licences are deployed versus actively used?
  • Where are you overspending on your licences?
  • Would moving to one of the new subscription levels benefit you?

At Virgin Media O2, we can help you understand what your current estate looks like, and advise you on your best approach before and after the Microsoft subscription changes are introduced. Better still, our competitively priced M365 portfolio includes a full 12 months of access to a Healthcheck management portal so that you are able to optimise your estate on an ongoing basis.

Your free Healthcheck will enable you to:

  • Save money on your subscription spend
  • Avoid unused subscriptions
  • Build adoption and usage of important apps
  • Increase return on investment from your IT
  • Ensure compliance with an overview of valid licences
  • Gain specific insights into usage of Microsoft Teams

Act now

Remember, seeing how your people are using their Microsoft 365 licences can tell you a lot. If they aren’t working with all your apps then you may be paying more than you should.

With Microsoft’s price increases just a few weeks away, now is the perfect time to act. Get in touch, and we’ll help you understand how these changes will impact you and work with you to take the right steps for your business. Best of all, we’ll ensure that you beat the price rises and lock in your current licence costs.

  • Get in touch with your Client Manager to arrange your free Healthcheck, or call 0800 955 5590.


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