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Free Xbox Live Gold now bundled with annual Office 365 subscription

By David Tom
Jul 18, 2013
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  1. Office 365 has been Microsoft’s attempt at cornering the cloud-based productivity suite industry, taking on opponents such as Google Apps. Despite the product's recent sales success (Office 365 Home Premium reached 1 million subscribers in under four months), the company is...

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  2. treeski

    treeski TS Guru Posts: 891   +133

    Now you really know the different divisions are finally working together! :p
     
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  3. I wonder why they left the US out of this deal. Something seems a bit off.
     
  4. Since when does the United States get left out of promotions, especially in technology?

    Whoah there Microsoft. This doesn't feel right.
     
  5. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,058   +918

    Wow, MS is desperate.
     
  6. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Enthusiast Posts: 570   +97

    $59.99 annual Xbox Live membership

    $99.99 annual or $9.99 per month (119.88 annual) Office Membership with one free year of Xbox Live

    I'll keep my Office 2010 and pay my annual Xbox Live Membership
     
  7. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TS Enthusiast Posts: 273   +77

    Open office.. $0 and not reliant on a sometimes flaky university/college LAN system hacked together for old buildings not designed for technology.
     
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  8. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,475   +624

    If it works for you, cool. But Office exists and is the leader for a reason.
     
  9. Damn. Bought an Office 365 subscription a month ago so I don't qualify :(.
    On the bright side, they just reminded me that I should cancel my (AU$80) Xbox Live subscription that I haven't used in 3 years.

    Heeellooo Steam sales! :cool:
     
  10. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,332   +805

    I won't be taking advantage of this most generous offer. I'm not interested in Office 365, any XB or XB membership.
     
  11. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Booster Posts: 276   +29

    Well I don't qualify since I live in the USA. I signed for Office 365 Home Premium earlier this month and it's not bad at all. I still have copies of Office 2010 and 2013 Professional and Professional Plus from my TechNet subscription (which will be retired next year) but I was curious about 365 so I decided to try it out.

    This is an interesting move by Microsoft. It seems they're keen on getting as many people all over the world to sign up for Office 365 Home Premium to retain their position as the purveyor of the most used office suite but I think it goes a bit deeper. More on this later.
     
     
  12. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Enthusiast Posts: 570   +97

  13. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Booster Posts: 276   +29

  14. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Booster Posts: 276   +29

    This offer is only valid if sign up for Office 365 Home Premium as of yesterday (I signed up on the 4th). Ah well, easy come easy go.
     


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