For a decade now, Microsoft has been so consistent with the cost of their Microsoft/Office 365 product line that you could set your watch to it. But that is all about to change on March 1st, 2022 when a price change will finally happen.
From our point of view, we are surprised Microsoft waited as long as they did, considering all the features they have added since Office 365 originally launched.
When Microsoft launched Office 365 in 2011, it only included Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Lync, Exchange, and InfoPath. It has since expanded to include: Access, Bookings, Delve, Forms, GroupMe, Kaizala, Lens, Lists, OneDrive, OneNote Class Notebook, Planner, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, Publisher, SharePoint, Staff Hub, Stream, Sway, Teams, To-Do, Visio, Whiteboard, and Yammer.
To make that feature list one more step toward perfect, Microsoft is also adding unlimited audio-conferencing to the entire product line. Microsoft has made it clear, though, that this price increase is NOT related to this, but we are thankful for it regardless.
We understand that any price increase is inconvenient, but with this 6-month notice that Microsoft is providing, we hope it helps soften the blow.