Microsoft packs key services into a $199 “Work & Play Bundle” deal

Microsoft Work and Play bundle

Up until now if you’re using Microsoft services, you’ll have to buy them all separately. Today this is about to change as Microsoft is now rolling out the “Work & Play Bundle” that packages one year subscription to Office 365 Home, Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Music Pass, and Skype Unlimited World for only $199. Although, this doesn’t seem like a great deal pricing, all the services together will cost close to $450 in the annually basis, so it’s a great deal, of course, that is if you use all these Microsoft serviceds every day.

Also remember that with Office 365, you still get unlimited OneDrive storage, Xbox music streaming without ads, and unlimited minutes to do Skype calls.

The Work & Play Bundle is available from November 10th, 2014 to January 4th, 2015, and it’s available for purchase at the Microsoft Stores in the United States only. For those customers already with subscriptions to any of the Microsoft services being offered with this bundle will see an extension of one year on the services.

It’s a good deal and all the services work across platform (Windows, Apple, and Androd), but it’s hard to ignore that this particular bundle isn’t something that everyone will buy, as not everybody use these Microsoft services every day, and with $199 price tag the Work & Play Bundle may not be compelling to everyone.

What do you think about the bundle? Are you interested?

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