Microsoft offering free year of Xbox Gold with new Office 365 subscription [Update]

Microsoft has a very interesting offer that seems to be directed towards European students: register for Office 365 and get one free year of Xbox Live Gold.

Users who sign-up for Office 365 Home Premium or Office 365 University before September 28 will get access to a whole year of Xbox Gold membership. A code will be sent when those taking up this offer sign in with their Microsoft account during the original setup of Office. That, plus the two free games per month that Microsoft is offering to Gold subscribers makes this a very sweet deal.

What’s really interesting is that so far this offer isn’t available in the United States. Yes, the company that usually roots for the home team first before the rest of the world, is finally giving away something special for non-US folks. So far the offer is available in most of Europe and some parts of Asia.

Update: A Microsoft representative has confirmed the offer is also available to U.S. residents.

Source: Microsoft  Office Via: Engadget | Image via Microsoft

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Dammit I signed up for office 365 a fortnight ago

I just realised this is for an annual office subscription, I'd only taken monthly

Instead, Microsoft should change this Gold insanity and stop requiring it for several of its services.

It is a non-sense that people paying for the Music Pass or Netflix have to be Gold members to access the services. The same reasoning applies for all the other services that are readily available for free to PC users or on the PS3.

I can understand your frustration with this...
But after discovering that my XBL Gold Pass has been spent on 300K servers (and thats just for launch)... I'm good with it...

TheCyberKnight said,
Instead, Microsoft should change this Gold insanity and stop requiring it for several of its services.

It is a non-sense that people paying for the Music Pass or Netflix have to be Gold members to access the services. The same reasoning applies for all the other services that are readily available for free to PC users or on the PS3.


That said, Sony is adopting the model for the PS4.

TheCyberKnight said,
Instead, Microsoft should change this Gold insanity and stop requiring it for several of its services.

It is a non-sense that people paying for the Music Pass or Netflix have to be Gold members to access the services. The same reasoning applies for all the other services that are readily available for free to PC users or on the PS3.


Announced with XboxOne, gold account sharing. One person has gold and all others using the xbox get access to gold features. That alone makes it better than psn for anyone with more than one person using the device.

duddit2 said,

Announced with XboxOne, gold account sharing. One person has gold and all others using the xbox get access to gold features. That alone makes it better than psn for anyone with more than one person using the device.

Sure it does. Keep telling yourself that.