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The new Microsoft has been making some major paradigm shifts in its business model under its new CEO, Satya Nadella. Apparently the bottom line proposition that Microsoft is hanging its future on is "value," and their latest announcement is a great example of that. Microsoft just announced a new bundle offering that is really a fantastic deal when you look at the math, at least for anyone who uses most of these services.
Microsoft is offering a limited edition Work & Play bundle which includes Office 365, Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Music Pass & Skype for $199 per Year. To put it in perspective, here is a breakdown of the basic numbers ofr each of these services/products individually:
- Office 365 Home: $9.99/month or $99.99/year
- Xbox Live 12-month Gold Membership: $59.99/year
- 12-Month Xbox Music Pass: $99.90/year
- Skype Unlimited World: €10.49 ($13.05)/month or $156.60/year if the numbers you're calling are mostly located in the US