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Understanding Microsoft’s Price Increases for March 2022 [On-Demand Webinar]

By February 15, 2022No Comments

Microsoft Price Increase March 2022

Learn What Microsoft’s Price Increases Mean for You and How to Avoid Them 


Microsoft is significantly increasing prices for many of their cloud products in March 2022. If you use Microsoft 365 or Office 365, it is important for you to understand how your costs will increase and what you can do to save money.

This in-depth webinar covers all the information you need to navigate Microsoft’s price increases this year, because it explains which 6 products are affected, what is changing, and how you can keep your costs down. Watch the webinar now.

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This webinar highlights SWK’s Microsoft 365 expert, Rachael Wade, who carefully walks you through all the implications of Microsoft’s price increase. Looking for specific information? Use this summary to skip forward to the parts that interest you.

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What Are Microsoft’s Price Increases? (3:57)

Microsoft has announced that the March 2022 cost increase will affect 6 plans, raising prices by 9-25%, depending on the plan. Plans not included in the list will not be affected by the March cost increase.

  • Learn the new prices and understand what each plan offers (4:13)
  • Tip: Discover the difference between Office 365 and Microsoft 365 (7:28)

What Are the Stipulations? (7:56)

In addition to increasing prices, Microsoft is also changing the terms for contracts in 2022. The most important fact to remember about the new terms is that Microsoft will no longer allow you to downgrade your plan during your contract term.

  • Watch a license scenario clarifying how this impacts your costs (8:33)
  • Tip: Find out in which month you should renew to keep your costs low (10:08)
  • Not interested in a contract? Learn how month-to-month plans work (11:12)

Why Pay the Price? (11:58)

We understand. With rising inflation and sky-high labor costs, it is easy to be frustrated with Microsoft’s price increases right now. However, it is important to remember that Microsoft has not significantly increased their prices for 10 years and, in the meantime, they have added 1,400+ new features and capabilities.

Over the last decade, Microsoft’s cloud enhancements have covered areas as diverse as Security & Compliance, AI & Automation, and Communication & Collaboration. Their enhancements now impact literally every day of work at the office or in a work-from-home setup.

  • Discover how Microsoft’s enhancements alleviate modern workday problems (13:19)
  • Learn how Microsoft 365 helps businesses improve engagement (16:41)
  • Tip: Find out why you might be seeing less engagement after implementing Microsoft 365 (17:22)
  • Compare costs between Microsoft 365 and other cloud services, and find out how you can save $53 per user, monthly (18:25)

How to Save Money (22:03)

Here at SWK Technologies, we never want anyone to pay excessive amounts for technology. Enough is enough, right? That’s why SWK’s Microsoft 365 expert, Rachael Wade, also walks you through the step-by-step process you can take to optimize your Microsoft costs, starting right now.

  • Learn the step-by-step process (22:03)
  • Tip: Hear about various cost-saving tactics driven by your knowledge (23:35)

A Microsoft Assessment quickly determines where you can lower costs while maintaining strategic business goals. This complex investigation looks deeply into your options for license optimization and compares those options against your organizational goals to recommend the easiest, most cost-effective path for your Microsoft 365 license usage.

  • Find out what is included in a Microsoft Assessment (24:55)
  • Take advantage of the Special Offer, available only in February 2022 (26:51)


Curious about Microsoft 365 migration, nonprofit price changes, payments, or adding licenses? Check out the answers to these questions from the webinar.

  • If we already have Microsoft 365, what happens in March? (29:32)
  • Is it straightforward to migrate users from annual to month-to-month terms (or vice versa)? (30:34)
  • Are prices for nonprofit licenses on Microsoft 365 going up? (31:12)
  • Will Microsoft 365 Business Standard increase in price? (32:03)
  • Do I have to pay for an annual contract all at once? (32:36)
  • What happens if you need to add licenses as the year goes on? (33:44)

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This in-depth walkthrough on what the Microsoft price increases mean for you — and how you can avoid them — was only one of the many free, in-depth webinars SWK Technologies offers to help you do more with your technology.

If you liked this video and you want to watch more in-depth webinars that will help you make confident decisions about your business tech, please check out our upcoming events and webinars.

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