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Licensing Options for Microsoft Skype for Business Voice

By September 21, 2016March 3rd, 2022Blog, Microsoft, Office 365, Office 365, Skype for Business
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With the increasing prevalence of Skype for Business Voice and the collaboration tools found within Microsoft Office 365, there seems to be a recurring theme – how much will it actually cost? The good news is as new features and tools are unveiled monthly, Microsoft continues to add value while keeping the recurring monthly licensing fees the same. With that, there are three licensing models available to end users. All rates are based on a per user/month annual contract.

Option #1: Microsoft E3 with Add-Ons

E3 License: $23.00

Cloud PBX: $8.00

PSTN Conferencing: $4.00

PSTN Calling: $12.00 for Domestic or $24.00 International

Total per month (with domestic calling): $47.00

 

Option #2: Microsoft E5 with PSTN Add-On

E5 License: $38.00

PSTN Calling: $12.00 for Domestic or $24.00 International

Total per month (with domestic calling): $50.00

 

Option #3: Piece Meal a Plan – if you want voice without going to E3 or E5

Skype for Business Online Plan 2: $7.70

PSTN Conferencing: $4.00

Cloud PBX: $8.00

Voicemail through Exchange Online Plan 2: $8.00

PSTN Calling: $12.00 for Domestic or $24.00 International

Total per month (with domestic calling): $39.70

As this is just an overview of licensing fees, please keep in mind, with each license you get a lot more than just voice. Take for example the E5 plan. For the $50.00/ month each user will be able to utilize Exchange Online, Yammer, O365 video, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business – for IM, Online Meetings, and Presence – OneDrive for Business and Delve Analytics, Office Online, Office Client Apps, Achieving, Rights Management, Access Control, Power BI, Cloud PBX, AND PSTN Conferencing. To achieve full voice, the only piece needing to be added is Domestic or International PSTN calling.

With this being a higher level overview, please contact PEI for more information or to understand how this will fit for both you and your organization. As a Microsoft Gold Partner and SfB Launch Partner, PEI is a go to partner throughout the country. More information can be found at www.pei.com or feel free to call 303-786-7474.

Matt Dixon, PEI

This blog was updated to reflect license price changes that Microsoft implemented on March 1, 2022.

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