Starting from October 1, 2023, nonprofits will no longer be able to renew the legacy Office 365 E2 plan. Microsoft discontinued this legacy product back in 2013 and will no longer provide support for it.
Microsoft previously provided Office 365 E1 as the primary cloud grant offer for eligible nonprofit organizations. The E1 grant of up to 2,000 seats has also been discontinued in CSP channel and is now only available via an Enterprise Agreement (EA) through a Licensing Solution Partner (LSP).
Microsoft will continue to provide nonprofits with discounts of up to 75% on many other Microsoft 365 products for those nonprofit organizations that do not have an EA, but with some changes in the pricing:
Microsoft now provides Microsoft 365 Business Basic and Microsoft 365 Business Premium as their primary cloud grant offers and continues to provide grants of up to 2000 licenses of Office 365 E1 via an Enterprise Agreement.
Office 365 E1 or Microsoft 365 Business Basic, both plans are comparable to their existing subscription. Business Basic has a maximum user count of 300 and all 300 of those seats are granted at $0. Microsoft also provides a donation of 10 free licenses of Microsoft 365 Business Premium. Please, check Feature Matrix to compare the plans.
Before October 1, 2023, customers with Office 365 E2 grants will have to choose one of the options below:
As a Microsoft Gold Partner, we can help you obtain the new licenses and guarantee a smooth transition from your legacy Office 365 E2 grant.