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Microsoft quietly launches Work & Play Bundle, combines four popular subscriptions into one

By Shawn Knight
Nov 11, 2014
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  1. If you've been contemplating a jump into Microsoft's vast software ecosystem, now may be the perfect time to strike. The Redmond-based company has taken several of its most popular subscription services and quietly packaged them into a single offering it's...

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  2. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 962   +205

    It's a nice idea, but I wish it was more piecemeal. I would have no use for Skype premium. The Xbox Music subscription would be great if it had a profile system like Netflix does. There is no way I am paying for an expensive music subscription service that won't work independently for my different family members.
     
  3. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,518   +506

    What good is Xbox live if I don't own an xbox console? I'm not being critic, really want to know if there is a benefit.
     
  4. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 962   +205

    There is no benefit.
     
  5. Haha... can't argue that one..
     
  6. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 699   +58

    $199 for 12 months is a ripoff. Libre Office is not only completely free but faster and doesn't crash as often as garbage office. Xbox live can be bought cheaper on its own although id recommend never buying an xbox when the better ps4 is available. Skype isn't worth having. Xbox music pass...don't make me laugh.
     
  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    It is personal preference man. Plus, consumers will buy into anything they think is a good deal. That is who MS is targeting. Also, Office is a must-have for people who need advanced formatting features that open source alternatives most likely lack.
     
  8. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,518   +506

    Lol to office crashing, replace your toaster please. Also, don't come into a forum shoving your opinion to everyone, try at least to make a point you can actually defend.

    Also when LibreOffice spreadsheets are as robust as Excel I might think about it.
     
  9. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,517   +2,060

    I suppose if you use all those services then it's probably a pretty sweet deal. The only MS product I use today is Windows and I don't see it on the list ;)
     

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