Microsoft to raise prices for its flagship products by up to 20 percent

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Microsoft Corp. announced on Thursday that it would increase the price of a bundle of software called Microsoft 365 by up to 20 percent. Which includes popular apps like Teams and Outlook.

The price hike will take effect in the next six months, Microsoft said in a blog post announcing the change.

Microsoft 365 Suite is the cornerstone of the company’s productivity and business processes segment, which saw sales of. 53.9 billion in the current fiscal year, accounting for one-third of Microsoft’s total sales of ८ 168 billion.

The increase will affect business customers and is the first price increase since Microsoft rolled out the service a decade ago. Jared Spataro, corporate vice president of Microsoft 365, said the company has added two dozen apps to the suite since the service was launched.

“This updated price increase reflects the value of the service we have delivered to our customers over the past 10 years,” Spataro said in the post.

The cheapest basic business plans will increase by 20 percent per user from ५ 5 to ६ 6, while the higher versions of the suite will increase from ३२ 32 to डलर 36 per user, a small increase of 12.5 percent.

Microsoft has said it will not change prices for consumer or software versions of the software. Reuters

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