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Microsoft's giving 100 more insanely great music albums away for free

And once you've claimed the albums you want, you can download them as DRM-free MP3s.

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Microsoft's giving 100 insanely good music albums away for free, selling box sets for $2

But the 50 $2 box sets on sale through Xbox Music may be an even better deal.

Microsoft's Work & Play Bundle collects flagship Office, Xbox, and Skype services in a deeply discounted package

Microsoft is cutting deep into the prices of its subscription services for the holidays with the $199 Work & Play Bundle.

Xbox Music appears poised to release OneDrive-powered music locker service

Free ad-supported streaming may be leaving Xbox Music, but Microsoft may still give non-Music Pass subscribers a reason to use the service.

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More Beats than Spotify: Microsoft to kill free Xbox Music streaming

Subscribers will be able to rock on past December 1, but Microsoft's pressing Stop on non-paying listeners. We explain why--and where you can turn to for free tunes from here.

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I’m paying for what? How Xbox Live Gold must change for a new age of free

Xbox Live Gold still keeps free online services like Skype and Explorer behind its pay wall. That can’t last.

Xbox Music to add parental advisory warnings, upcoming song info

A Microsoft MVP sends word of a new Xbox Music for Windows 8.1 update making the rounds.

Microsoft's new groove: Buy Xbox Music, get a free Windows Phone

What a deal! You can trade in your old phone for Microsoft credit and receive a free Windows Phone, provided you also sign up for Xbox Music.