Microsoft Pricing Update: January 2022
Microsoft has recently announced an increase in their pricing, under their New Commerce Experience (NCE) model changes. This was implemented with a goal of providing their partners with more opportunities to increase purchases to a growing base of both existing and potential future customers. These partners, such as On-site Computers Inc., have a critical role in this process, helping to guide customers through a new digital transformation.
According to Microsoft, the company is currently in the third stage of this transition to deliver a simpler experience to benefit both their partners and customers. This third stage of the transition is called the Microsoft Commerce Incentive (MCI) program. This will bring new investment and incentive offers that will leverage the experienced aimed at the company’s partners to provide the flexibility needed in order to grow their business.
Microsoft has added “seat-based offers” to the NCE in CSP, including offers for Azure, and has made one-time software transactions available in CSP. This addition of seat-based offers includes Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, Powers Platform, and Windows 365.
As of January 1st, 2022, commercial customers will no longer be able to purchase Microsoft services through the Open License program, but will instead have to purchase these services through one of their partners. Along with this, the price of Microsoft 365 will increase by an average of 15%, which is the first significant price release implemented by Microsoft in over a decade, but it reflects the value of innovation in the software.
What the Pricing Update Entails
The recent Microsoft pricing update does mean that you will see an increase on your invoice if you’re one of our current clients. These price increases will be implemented on March 1, 2022, and are detailed as followed for the Microsoft 365 plan:
- Business Basic, per license: Old rate – $5; New rate – $6
- Business Premium, per license: Old rate – $20; New rate – $22
- E3, per license: Old rate – $32; New rate – $36
- Office 365 E1, per license: Old rate – $8; New rate – $10
- Office 365 E3, per license: Old rate – $20; New rate – $23
- Office 365 E5, per license: Old rate – $35; New rate – $38
These prices will differ depending on if you want to purchase an annual license commitment, or prefer to have the flexibility of changing license each other. You will see a 20% price increase if you go with the latter option.
On-site Computers Inc. and Their Partners
On-site Computers Inc. is one of Microsoft’s partners. They’re a Minnesota IT Company with strategic partners and technical expertise. They don’t let just anyone become a partner; they’re very careful and thorough with their selection process to ensure they’re partnering up with the best in the industry. These strategic partners enable On-site Computer Inc. to provide the best service and stay on top of the newest technology innovations, allowing IT support firms to constantly implement the best solutions to drive their clients’ businesses towards optimal IT systems.
On-site Computers have six essential requirements potential partners must meet before they’ll agree to partner up with them, including Microsoft or other cloud services. They must have a track record of excellent products and services, a commitment to providing only the best support, technology offerings that are reliable and well-suited to their professed industry, products and services that have been rigorously tested and found to be safe and effective, products and services available at an affordable price point, and they must have a history that shows stability within the market coupled with the promise of longevity.
With this in mind, you can rest assured that On-site Computers Inc. provides only the best services to you at affordable prices. The prices are the best on the Minnesota market with the best promise of safety and effectiveness. You’ll have 24/7/365 assistance with any technical issues or troubleshooting and a solution will be found to your problem as fast as possible, to the best of the representative’s ability.
Why You Should Use On-site Computers Inc. as Your Microsoft Support Partner
On-site Computers Inc. offers only the best support in cloud services. Cloud services, such as Microsoft, provide flexibility and save costs as opposed to other types of services. This company offers a full audit of your IT infrastructure and environment to determine your needs and get you on the best path for your business.
The elements that make up the cloud, if you’re not already aware, include desktop/laptop computers, mobile devices, data storage centers/servers, software applications, and company records, files, financial data, and confidential information. The Microsoft cloud can help you keep up with all of this, depending on the exact services you need from their cloud, and, with On-site Computers Inc., you get the best support with this product.
The Microsoft cloud allows you to share documents with your coworkers and choose which permissions to wish to give them regarding the documents. As with most clouds, this increases communication amongst the workforce in your office or business. The cloud provides more storage too, as a single computer hard drive may be unable to store all the information you need. Today, most businesses rely on this type of program to increase communication between employees and managers as fast as possible to get work done when it’s needed, as well as provide information to everyone, whether they’re in or out of office at the moment. There’s file sharing, collaborative platforms, and emails that can all be sent and shared through the Microsoft cloud.
With a service like this, you need reliable support with your support partner. It needs to be available whenever you need it, especially in case of a technical emergency when you need to troubleshoot a problem. Most other services won’t give you the flexible support that On-site Computers Inc. promises, and the companies they’re partnered with are expected to give you the same level of support. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more reliable IT company to work with, that also provides the most cost-effective services for your business.
Contact On-site Computers Inc. today and see what they can do for you. Get the best support you can in the most effective way.
Special thanks to our friends at 4BIS.COM, a Cincinnati IT services company for their help with this information.
Mike Bowe | Published on January 10, 2022