Your Complete Guide To Microsoft’s Rate Changes

Why Is Microsoft Changing Their Rates & Models?

Primarily, Microsoft is endeavoring to both simplify the way their plans work and to offer flexibility to businesses like yours where needed. NCE offers a far less complex system of plans and rates than Microsoft’s previous model and allows for businesses to better harness the exact services they need.

Microsoft Offering Rate Increases

Effective 3/1/2022, Microsoft will be increasing the following license prices:

Microsoft 365 Office 365 EM+S Windows 10
Microsoft 365 Business Enterprise
F1
F3
Business
Premium
A1 *
E3
E3 +
(E5 Sec)
E3 +
(E5 Comp)
E5
Apps
Basic
Standard
Apps
F1
E1
E3
E5
E3
E5
Pro
E3
E5
Price
Retail $2.25 $8.00 $20.00 N/A $32.00 $44.00 $42.00 $57.00 $8.30 $5.00 $12.50 $12.00 $4.00 $8.00 $20.00 $35.00 $8.80 $14.80 N/A $7.00 $11.00
Nonprofit ? $2.00 $5.00 N/A $8.00 $14.00 $12.20 $23.00 N/A $0.00 $3.00 $3.00 N/A $0.00 $5.00 $15.20 $2.50 $6.00 N/A $1.80 $3.10
EDU Faculty N/A N/A N/A $30.00 $5.75 $9.75 $9.00 $10.75 N/A N/A N/A $2.30 N/A $0.00 $3.30 $8.00 $1.90 $3.30 N/A $2.20 $6.30
EDU Student N/A N/A N/A $30.00 $4.25 $7.75 $7.00 $8.00 N/A N/A N/A $1.80 N/A $0.00 $2.50 $6.00 $1.90 $3.30 N/A $1.60 $5.70
Government N/A N/A N/A N/A $32.00 $44.00 $42.00 N/A Retail Retail Retail $12.00 $4.00 $8.00 $20.00 $35.00 $8.80 $14.80 N/A Retail Retail
Standard Services
Max Users Any Any 300 Any Any Any Any Any 300 300 300 Any Any Any Any Any Any Any Any Any Any
Install Office on 5 Computers - - X - X X X X X - X X - - X X - - - - -
Office Online RO X X - X X X X X X X X X X X X - - - - -
OneDrive - 2 GB 1 TB - 25+ TB 25+ TB 25+ TB 25+ TB 1 TB 1 TB 1 TB 1 TB 2 GB 1 TB 5+ TB 25+ TB - - - - -
Stream RO X - - P1 P1 P1 P2 - - - - - P1 P1 P2 - - - - -
Exchange Online - EOK1 P1 - P2 P2 P2 P2 - X P1 - EOK1 P1 P2 P2 - - - - -
Exchange Online Mailbox Size - 2 GB 50 GB - 100 GB 100 GB 100 GB 100 GB - 50 GB 50 GB - 2 GB 50 GB 100 GB 100 GB - - - - -
Exchange Online Archive Size - Add-on Unlmtd - Unlmtd Unlmtd Unlmtd Unlmtd - 50 GB 50 GB - Add-on 50 GB Unlmtd Unlmtd - - - - -
SharePoint Online X** SOK1 P1 - P2 P2 P2 P2 - X P1 - SOK1 P1 P2 P2 - - - - -
SharePoint Online DLP - - - X X X X - - - - - - X X - - - - -
SharePoint Online eDiscovery - X X X X - - - - X X X X - - - - -
SharePoint Online Insights - - - X X X X - - - - - - X X - - - - -
Teams X X X - X X X X - X X - X X X X - - - - -
EM+S
E3 Azure Active Directory Premium P1 X X X - X X X X - - - - - - - - X X - - -
Conditional Access X X X - X X X X - - - - - - - - X X - - -
Multifactor Authentication (Azure) X X X - X X X X - - - - - - - - X X - - -
Self Service Password Reset for AD X X X - X X X X - - - - - - - - X X - - -
Azure Information Protection Plan 1 X X X - X X X X - - - - - - - OME X X - - -
Azure Rights Management X X X X X X X X - - - - - - X X X X - - -
Microsoft Intune X X X EDU X X X X - - - - - - - - X X - - -
Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics X X - X X X X - - - - - - - - X X - - -
E5 Azure Active Directory Premium P2 - - - - - X - X - - - - - - - - - X - - -
Azure Information Protection Premium P2 - - - - - - X X - - - - - - - - - X - - -
Microsoft Defender for Identity - - - - - X - X - - - - - - - - - X - - -
Microsoft Cloud App Security - - CAD - - X - X - - - - - - - - - X - - -
Office 365 SafeDocs - - - - - X - X - - - - - - - X - X - - -
MDO
P1 Anti-Phishing - - X - - X - X - - - - - - - X - - - - -
Anti-Spoofing - - X - - X - X - - - - - - - X - - - - -
Malware Detection - X X - X X X X X X X - X X X X - - - - -
Safe Attachments - - X - - X - X - - - - - - - X - - - - -
Safe Links - - X - - X - X - - - - - - - X - - - - -
P2 Attack Simulator - - - - - X - X - - - - - - - X - - - - -
Automated Investigation and Response - - - - - X - X - - - - - - - X - - - - -
Threat Intelligence - - - - - X - X - - - - - - - X - - - - -
Windows 10
Pro Azure AD Join X X X X X X X X - - - - - - - - - - X X X
BitLocker X X X X X X X X - - - - - - - - - - X X X
Manage with Intune X X X X X X X X - - - - - - - - - - X X X
Windows Hello for Business X X X X X X X X - - - - - - - - - - X X X
E3 Attack Surface Reduction Rules - X - - X X X X - - - - - - - - - - - X X
Virtualization Rights - - - - X X X X - - - - - - - - - - - X X
WD Application Conrtol Guard - X - - X X X X - - - - - - - - - - - X X
WD Application Guard - X - - X X X X - - - - - - - - - - - X X
WD Credential Guard - X - - X X X X - - - - - - - - - - - X X
WD Device Guard - X - - X X X X - - - - - - - - - - - X X
WD Exploit Guard - X X - X X X X - - - - - - - - - - - X X
WD Remote Desktop Credential Guard - X - - X X X X - - - - - - - - - - - X X
Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) - X X - X X X X - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E5 Microsoft Defender for Endpoint - - - - - X - X - - - - - - - - - - - - X
Voip
Audio Conferencing - - - - - - - X - - - - - - - X - - - - -
Common Area Phone - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Domestic and International Calling Plan - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Domestic Calling Plan - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Meeting Room - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Meeting Room without Audio Conferencing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Phone System - - - - - - - X - - - - - - - X - - - - -
Skype for Business Online - P1 P2 - P2 P2 P2 P2 P2 P2 P2 - P1 P2 P2 P2 - - - - -
Add-Ons
Advanced Auditing - - - - - - X X - - - - - - - X - - - - -
Advanced Compliance - - - - - - X X - - - - - - - X - - - - -
- Advanced Data Governance - - - - - - X X - - - - - - - X - - - - -
- Advanced eDiscovery - - - - - - X X - - - - - - - X - - - - -
- Customer Lockbox - - - - - - X X - - - - - - - X - - - - -
Azure App Proxy X X X X X X X X - - - - - - - - X X - - -
Bookings - - X - X X X X - - X - - - X X - - - - -
Data Subject Requests X X X - X X X X X X - - - - -
Delve X - X X X X X X X - X X X - - - - -
Exchange ActiveSync - X X - X X X X - X X - X X X X - - - - -
Exchange Inbox Rules - - X - X X X X - X X - - X X X - - - - -
Exchange Online Archiving - - X - X X X X - X X - - X X X - - - - -
- Archive Mailbox - - X - X X X X - X X - - X X X - - - - -
- eDiscovery - X X - X X X X X X X - X X X X - - - - -
- Litigation Hold - X X - X X X X - - - X X - - - - -
- Mailbox Backup - - X - X X X X - - - - - X X X - - - - -
- Retention Policies - - X - X X X X - - - - - - X X - - - - -
Exchange Public Folders - - X - X X X X - X X - - - X X - - - - -
Flow (Power Automate) - K1 X - X X X X X X X X X X X - - - - -
Forms - F1 E1 - E3 E3 E3 E5 E1 E1 E1 F1 E1 E3 E5 - - - - -
InfoPath - - - - X X X X - - - - - X X - - - - -
Information Barriers - - - - - - X X - - - - - - - X - - - - -
Insider Risk Management - - - - - - X X - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Insights by MyAnalytics X X - X X X X - - - - X X X X - - - - -
Kaizala Pro X X - X X X X X X X - X X X X - - - - -
MileIQ - - - - - - - X - - - - - - - - - -
MyAnalytics (Full) - - - - - - - X - - - - - - - X - - - - -
Office 365 Cloud App Security Discovery ? X X - X X X X - - - - - - X X - - - - -
Office 365 Data Loss Prevention - - X X X X X X - - - - - - X X - - - - -
Office 365 MFA (Not Azure MFA) X X X - X X X X X X X X X X X X - - - - -
Office 365 Shared Computer Activation - - X - X X X X - - - X - - X X - - - - -
Office Message Encryption - X X - X X X X - - - X X - - - - -
Planner X X X - X X X X - X X - - X X X - - - - -
Power BI Pro - - - - - - - X - - - - - - - X - - - - -
PowerApps - X X - X X X X - X X - X X X X - - - - -
Premium Encryption - - - - - - X X - - - - - - - X - - - - -
Privileged Access Management - - - - - - X X - - - - - - - X - - - - -
StaffHub (Shifts) X X X - X X X X - - X - X X X X - - - - -
SharePoint Syntex - $5 $5 - $5 $5 $5 $5 - $5 $5 - $5 $5 $5 $5 - - - - -
Sway ? X X - X X X X - - X X X X X - - - - -
To-Do ? X P1 - P2 P2 P2 P3 X P1 X - X X P2 P3 - - - - -
Visio Online Plan 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Visio Online Plan 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Voicemail - - - - - - - X - - - - - - - X - - - - -
Whiteboard ? F1 P1 - P2 P2 P2 P3 P1 P1 P1 F1 P1 P2 P3 - - - - -
Yammer X X X - X X X X - - - - X X X X - - - - -

* Microsoft 365 A1 is a one-time purchase.
** Does not include a personal SharePoint site.

RO = Read Only.
EOK1 = Exchange Online Kiosk Plan 1.
SOK1 = SharePoint Online Kiosk Plan 1.
OME = Office Message Encryption.
CAD = Cloud App Discovery.

If you utilize any of the licenses listed above, your invoice will increase as indicated.

Monthly Or Annual Commitment?

An important consideration is whether you opt for a monthly or annual license commitment. If you prefer the flexibility of changing license counts monthly, you will pay a 20% premium compared to the annual commitment rate.

However, it’s important to note that the commitments auto-renew, so you will want to track when you opt-in so you can review prior to the renewal date. Furthermore, when you agree to an annual commitment, you are locked in at your current license count as a minimum. If you happen to dip below that number, you will not receive any discounts or money back within the one-year period.

Need Expert Microsoft Assistance?

Not sure what plan is right for your business?

The Miller Group will help—our team can assess your needs and recommend the Microsoft plan to best meet them while keeping your expenses as low as possible.

Questions about these new rates? Please reach out to our team.