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.