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7% Price Increase for Microsoft 365

Microsoft have announced a 7% increase to all cloud costs from September 1, 2023.

Impacts on the most popular plans are below:

Annual Term

Monthly Term



New terms from September


From September

Business Basic





Business Standard





Business Premium





Prices in NZD, excluding GST and per user per month as at 23/7/2023

Also indicated was that Microsoft will start moving people off their old commerce engine to this new system from January 2024.

This will be significant change, as customers lose the flexibility to adjust licence numbers without paying a 17% premium for a month-to-month plan.

Now just like a mortgage you can either lock in a rate and quantity for a year or pay a premium for the flexibility to adjust licence numbers.

Just like a mortgage the best option is to split your licencing with a large portion fixed and a smaller portion on a month-to-month rate.

This gives you the flexibility to decrease licences being stuck paying for them for a year.

If all your licences are either on the old legacy commerce engine or on a monthly commitment, you can avoid the price increase in September by locking in a yearly commitment for a portion of your licences before then.

If you purchase your licenses directly from Microsoft, Ripped Orange offer cloud software support service to help you get the most from your software.

Cloud Software Support

Ripped Orange provide phone and email support for customers that purchase their cloud software from Ripped Orange. You will pay the same and get:

  • No charge for the first 5 minutes for phone and email support

  • Preferential rates for additional support

  • 25% discount on Ripped Orange Virtual Courses

Contact us today to discuss your licencing needs



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