Microsoft is sending out to select press and analysts invitations to a virtual event on March 30. My sources say this is likely the announcement of the expected Microsoft 365 "Life" -- aka the new Microsoft 365 consumer subscription service.
The invitation doesn't provide many details. It says: "We invite you to a digital briefing to unveil the latest from Microsoft. Learn about how to be more productive across work, life and family."
Microsoft 365 is Microsoft's bundle of Windows 10 Enterprise, Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility and Security. Microsoft offers several different M365 commercial and education SKUs currently, but so far does not have an M365-branded offering for consumers.
The Microsoft 365 Life bundles will largely be a rebrand of the existing Office 365 Personal and Home products and, as of right now, are expected to retain the same pricing as the existing O365 consumer subscription bundles, my sources have said. (Microsoft O365 Home goes for $99.99 and Personal for $69.99 per year.) Microsoft will market these new bundles as being about more than just core productivity by including some distinctly consumer-focused features, such as a password manager, I hear.
As I and others have reported, there's also a rumored "Teams for Life" version of Microsoft's Teams group-chat product also could fit into an M365 Life subscription, but I'm not sure when Microsoft plans to announce/ship this.