Microsoft Licensing as a Service

With over 25 years of experience, Wizard IT is the ideal partner for all your licensing needs. With the introduction of the NCE, Microsoft has added further complexity to the process, making it difficult to find the right licensing structure for your business.

Our Microsoft experts are here to guide you through the process, starting with a thorough consultation to understand your requirements. We will then advise you on the best way to structure your licenses and payments to ensure the most cost-effective approach whilst also meeting your technological requirements.

Changes to Microsoft Licensing Subscriptions

On the 10th of January, Microsoft launched the New Commerce Experience (NCE). This changed the way their licensing payments and structures work, leading to higher costs for monthly subscriptions and lower premiums for 12 or 36-month commitments. All of our prices and advice take this into consideration, and we will ensure that you have the perfect mix of flexibility and cost-effectiveness for your organisation’s requirements.

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Licensing Prices for Businesses and Enterprises

Our licensing costs below are based on a 12-month commitment, but monthly payments are available at a higher cost if your organisation requires extra flexibility. It is also possible to mix licenses, with some being annual and others being monthly, depending on your requirements.

Businesses

License Type Pricing Feature Overview
Microsoft 365 Business Basic (formerly Office 365 Business Essentials) From £4.02 user/month (annual commitment + autorenewal) Includes web and mobile versions of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, plus Microsoft Teams, Exchange, OneDrive, and SharePoint. Desktop versions of Office apps are not included.
Microsoft 365 Business Standard (formerly Office 365 Business Premium) From £7.97 user/month (annual commitment + autorenewal) For businesses that need Office apps across devices, plus business email, cloud file storage, and online meetings and chat.
Microsoft 365 Business Premium (formerly Microsoft 365 Business) From £14.82 user/month (annual commitment + autorenewal) Includes everything in Business Standard, plus advanced cyberthreat protection and device management with Intune and Azure Information Protection.
Microsoft 365 Apps for Business (formerly Office 365 Business) From £6.70 user/month (annual commitment + autorenewal) Offers Office apps across devices and OneDrive cloud file storage. Business email, calendar, or Teams are not included.

Enterprises

License Type Pricing Feature Overview
Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise (formerly Office 365 ProPlus) From £10.22 user/month (annual commitment) Enterprise edition of the Office apps plus Outlook and cloud-based file storage and sharing. Exchange, Bookings, Social apps, Stream, and Teams are not included.
Office 365 E1 From £7.02 user/month (annual commitment) Includes full access to social & intranet, files & content, work management, but limited access to Office apps, email & calendar, meetings & voice, and analytics.
Office 365 E3 From £18.89 user/month (annual commitment + autorenewal) All features of Office 365 E1, plus full access to Office apps, email & calendar, device & app management, IAM, but limited access to information protection or advanced compliance.
Office 365 E5 From £31.23 user/month (annual commitment) All features of Office 365 E3, plus full access to meetings & voice, analytics, threat & information protection, and advanced compliance.
Microsoft 365 E3 From £29.68 user/month (annual commitment) All features of Office 365 E3, plus full access to security management, limited access to threat & information protection, and compliance management but limited access to IAM.
Microsoft 365 E5 From £42.72 user/month (annual commitment) All features of Microsoft 365 E3, plus full access to advanced analytics, IAM, threat & information protection, and compliance management.
Microsoft 365 F3 (formerly Microsoft 365 F1) From £5.34 user/month (annual commitment) All features of Microsoft 365 E3, but without advanced analytics.

Security Licenses

If your business utilises Microsoft cyber security products, we can include this in your licensing structure, ensuring that everything is in one place and your monthly costs are simple and easy to understand.
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Enterprise Mobility & Security (EMS) Licenses

An intelligent mobility management and security platform, EMS protects your organisation and allows your employees to work seamlessly from anywhere.
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Defender for Endpoint

Microsoft’s industry-leading, cloud-based endpoint security solution provides advanced threat detection and response for all your business endpoints.
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Defender for Office 365

Safeguards your organisation against malicious cyber threats, including email phishing, suspicious links, and collaboration tool breaches.
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Defender for Azure

Identifying weaknesses in your cloud configuration, Defender for Azure strengths your cloud security, providing safer virtual work environments.
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Defender for Identity

Protection, vulnerability management, threat assessment, and threat prioritisation tools for on-premises identities.

Additional Licenses

We are also specialists in a variety of other licenses which can be structured directly into your regular licensing costs.
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Project

Manage any project, from a small one-off exercise to a large initiative, with this intuitive and powerful project management software.

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Visio

Create powerful visuals, including flowcharts, network diagrams, organisational charts, floor plans, and much more with Visio.
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Power BI Pro

Create rich and interactive data visualisations to improve and share valuable business intelligence with your team.
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This powerful cloud-based phone system can be incorporated with your traditional telephone infrastructure.

Microsoft NCE - Subscription and Policy Changes

Microsoft’s New Commerce Experience (NCE) fundamentally changes the way that subscriptions work for their products. It has also led to amendments in the cancellation and renewal policy for Microsoft products, which could benefit your organisation when reaching the end of your plan.

From March 1st, every new and renewing Microsoft subscription must be completed through the NCE. Here are the key dates to keep in mind when you are renewing your business licenses this year:

  • July 1st 2022 – All legacy customers must renew to an NCE plan to continue their subscriptions.
  • October 1st 2022 – All customers have to purchase Microsoft subscriptions through the NCE.

Cancellation & Renewal Policy

As part of these changes, Microsoft has amended their cancellation policy. Their new policy allows customers to cancel and receive a full refund within the first 30-days of use. These 30-days start from the beginning date of the contract and allow for more flexibility for businesses than the previous policy.

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