Hey, it’s Jamie writing your latest tech update blog.

In case you haven’t heard, Microsoft’s increasing its subscription prices for Microsoft 365 in March.

It’s the first big price rise for a decade.  You can expect to pay around 20 to 40 per cent more – the exact pricing for the UK hasn’t been confirmed yet, although they announced prices changes looming back in August last year!

Microsoft’s also changing the way it sells 365. You can commit to a 12 month agreement. This locks your current pricing for a year. But you’ll lose flexibility.

During your contract you can increase the number of licences you use… but you can’t decrease them, so if a member of staff leaves and you don’t replace them, you will still have to pay the associated licence cost for the remainder of the contract.  If you do commit to a 12-month contract you still have the option to pay monthly, so there wont be a large bill to pay at the start of the contract, unless you would rather pay it all up front.

You also won’t be able to move your Microsoft licensing to another IT support company.

The other option then, is to have a monthly rolling contract. You can add or remove licences as needed, the same as you can now but overall, the price may be higher.

If you want to talk through which option’s going to be best for you, do give us a call.

That’s your tech update, keep your eyes open for our next tech update blog next week.