|30-day commitment||Annual commitment|
|Payment due||Monthly||Annual or monthly|
|Can I increase licenses?||Yes||Yes|
|Can I decrease licenses?||Only within the first 7 days of a new subscription or at the end of the subscription term.||Only within the first 7 days of a new subscription or at the end of the subscription term.|
|Can I change the license type?||Yes, you can change the license||Yes, you can upgrade to a higher level license but cannot downgrade until the end of your annual subscription|
|Pricing||Monthly licenses cost roughly 20% more than annual subscriptions||Annual pricing now runs at what used to be the standard pricing, but Microsoft did increase some prices in 2022|
Microsoft changed its licensing model in 2022 and quite frankly it’s a nightmare, the less said about it the better. Find out below the general rules and terms.