February 23, 2023–Any company using Microsoft products should be aware of a required upcoming Microsoft 365 renewal. Companies should be prepared to complete their renewals before February 28th.
We’re covering everything you need to know about the upcoming renewal, why it’s required, and how you can prepare for future required renewals.
Why Do I Have to Renew Microsoft 365?
For Microsoft 365 users, Microsoft is requiring this renewal for users to stay up to date on their products. Failure to renew will result in lost functionality.
If your company fails to renew, admins and users will no longer have access to the services or Office applications that came with the subscription. All customer data–from user data to documents and email–is permanently deleted and is unrecoverable. At this point, you would be unable to reactivate the subscription.
What Do I Get With the Microsoft 365 Renewal?
The renewal doesn’t include any new services, it just keeps your existing Microsoft 365 subscription functioning without interruptions.
Microsoft 365 includes the Office desktop apps, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and more. You also gain access to extra online storage and cloud-connected features that let you collaborate on files in real time.
Managed Renewals, Compliance, and Cybersecurity With Clarity
The takeaway is simple: if your business is a Microsoft 365 user, make sure you renew before the deadline of February 28, 2023 to avoid interruption of services and access.
With all that goes into operating a business, it can be difficult for leadership and administrators to manage renewals, compliance regulations, and proactive cybersecurity measures. With the help of a managed or co-managed IT service provider, you can rest easy knowing renewals, compliance, and cybersecurity are being taken care of.
At Clarity Technology Group, we monitor and manage things such as Microsoft 365 renewals for all of our clients as part of our basic services. If you are interested in learning more about all of the services we provide for our clients, you can contact our team here.