Microsoft is increasing the Australian pricing from January 1st 2019 to "more closely align to online services pricing in other markets". This is the first pricing alignment Microsoft has made in AUD in more than three years.
How much is the pricing going up?
Pricing is going up 8% across the board.
"Starting January 1, 2019 commercial online services priced in Australian dollars will increase by up to 8% to more closely align to online services pricing in other markets. Customers across the region buying in Australian dollars will continue to find Microsoft cloud offerings highly competitive." - Microsoft
|Office 365 Business Premium||$21||
|Office 365 E3||$35.50||
Prices are inc. GST
Why is Microsoft adjusting prices in Australian dollars now?
Microsoft is announcing Australian dollars price changes to align its global prices for online services
effective January 1, 2019. Microsoft periodically assesses the impact of its local pricing of products and services to ensure there is reasonable alignment with the market and this change is an outcome of this assessment.
How frequently do you plan to adjust pricing in Australian dollars?
Microsoft will maintain relatively stable and predictable prices in Australian dollars and other currencies. Periodically Microsoft assesses the impact of its pricing to ensure there is a reasonable alignment with the needs of its customers, partners, and the marketplace across the region, and may make changes in response to its assessment and feedback. Any future changes to pricing will be assessed based on Microsoft’s internal pricing strategy and processes in order to maintain relatively stable prices while ensuring close alignment of prices to US dollar levels.
When will the Australian dollar price lists be available and effective?
New prices in Australian dollars will be effective January 1, 2019. A preview will be available one month in advance on December 1, 2018 (preview only).
My pricing went up more than 8%, why is it so?
If you have been a long time customer of ours, it's likely you are on an old Office 365 pricing model. With this pricing readjustment, we plan to bring everyone onto the same pricing model. This means the per user cost of your account could go up by $1-$5 per user per month.