Microsoft's $199 Work & Play Bundle combines many subscriptions into one

For anyone that wishes to buy into Microsoft's ecosystem and save a little money, there's good news for you. Microsoft announced the "Work & Play Bundle", a Microsoft subscription-based services consolidation that includes yearly memberships to Xbox Live, Office, Skype and Xbox Music for $199.

Those that buy into the bundle will net themselves a 1 year subscription to Office 365 Home, Xbox Live Gold, Skype with Unlimited World + WiFi access, and the Xbox Music streaming service. The value of Xbox Music, Xbox Live and Office 365 Home would be $260 before applicable taxes when purchased separately, and a monthly subscription to Skype Unlimited is $13.99 per month for United States residents (Skype subscriptions vary by region).

The bundle is available through January 4, 2015 through physical Microsoft Store locations, which currently only exist in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Source: Microsoft

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