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If you’re heavily invested in Microsoft’s cloud services ecosystem, you’ll be glad to hear that the company’s popular Work & Play Bundle has returned once again to the Microsoft Store. As before, the Work & Play Bundle includes a year’s subscription to Office 365 Home, Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Music Pass, and Skype Unlimited World + WiFi. Individual pricing for each service (for a year’s subscription) is listed as follows: Xbox Live Gold: $59.99Office 365 Home: $99.99Xbox Music Pass: $99.90Skype Unlimited World + WiFi: $153.89 (first month is free) At the current price of $149, Microsoft is giving customers a discount of $264.77 versus buying each service individually. That’s a mighty fine... Read more...
Well, that didn’t take long. In early November, Microsoft rolled out its new “Work & Play Bundle” that combines a year’s worth of Office 365 Home, Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Music Pass, and Skype Unlimited World + WiFi. Microsoft priced the bundle at $199, which at the time seemed like a sweet deal. Today, however, Microsoft is making the deal even sweeter thanks to a $50 price cut to $149 for the holidays. Purchased separately, here’s the breakdown of the costs for each service: Xbox Live Gold: $59.99 Office 365 Home: $99.99 Xbox Music Pass: $119.88 Skype Unlimited World + WiFi: $167.88  So Microsoft is giving users roughly $450 worth of online subscription services for $149. At $199, you... Read more...