'Work and Play Bundle' brings the best of Microsoft's cloud for $199 (US only)
Microsoft is launching a Work and Play Bundle that brings together the best of its cloud services for $199 annually. The bundle includes Office 365 Home along with 1 TB of OneDrive storage, Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Music Pass for unlimited music streaming, and Skype Unlimited World & WiFi calling. Unfortunately, it looks like to get the bundle, you will need to head into a Microsoft retail store, but you have up until January 4th to take advantage of the pricing.
Will you be taking advantage of the bundle offer? Let us know in the comments.
Thanks to Dave for the tip.
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So Cortana's main functionality remains on WP, but MS gets to build their voice and info database from multiple platforms (with a lot many more users, I may say). This will help make Cortana more accurate and even help test it for more languages easily. That does benefit all the people on WP too, giving them Cortana in their local languages much faster than it would reach them if Cortana remains on WP only.
A) not in Ireland
B) not a PS+ subscription
C) I dont have 1TB worth of files
D) or an internet connection fast enough to make use of it
E) nor so I have $200 to hand. But aside from that, its good. (But really, that is a good deal)
EDIT: Just realized I ignores the fact that the bundle includes a year of Xbox Music, so yes, it would be a good deal, if it weren't for my grandfathered Zune Pass.
I'll stick with Xbox live.