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September 26, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Microsoft Stores hosting Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 sneak peaks

Microsoft’s next generation of Surface devices — the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 — aren’t expected to be on store shelves until Oct. 22. Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 (Photo from Microsoft) So the company is hoping to stoke excitement beforehand by hosting in several of its retail stores sneak peaks of the devices,…

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June 20, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Microsoft Specialty Store opens Friday in Pacific Place

Microsoft is opening one of its specialty stores — essentially kiosk-type retail spaces — in Pacific Place tomorrow with an appearance by Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate. Here is what a typical Microsoft Specialty Store looks like. (Photo from Microsoft) Tate is scheduled to greet fans and play games with customers using Kinect for Xbox starting…

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June 13, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Microsoft launching 600 stores within Best Buy and Future Shop [updated]

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Microsoft and Best Buy have formed a partnership to open hundreds of Windows Stores within Best Buy locations. (Photo from MIcrosoft)

Microsoft last fall launched a vastly redesigned operating system with Windows 8, which the company hoped would launch it boldly into the mobile-devices arena.

The problem was many users found Windows 8 confusing. And the devices Windows 8 was designed to work best on —- touch machines or hybrid/convertible tablet-laptops — either weren’t available or added to the confusion about which one to to purchase.

Best Buy, meanwhile, is facing its own struggles in an increasingly competitive consumer-electronics market, with everyone from Walmart to Amazon.com biting off big chunks of that market.

A solution that both companies hope may address those woes: Teaming up to open 600 Windows Stores within Best Buy and Future Shop stores in the U.S. and Canada.

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May 8, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Microsoft opening specialty store in Pacific Place

Microsoft will be opening a specialty store — one of its smaller, kiosk-type retail spaces — at Pacific Place on June 21. The Pacific Place store was among the four specialty stores — the others are in California, Texas and Michigan — that Microsoft announced would be opening later this month and in June. Microsoft’s specialty stores…

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May 3, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Microsoft opening a kiosk store in Bellevue?

It looks like Microsoft is planning to open one of its small “specialty” stores at an undisclosed location in Bellevue. According to a job posting on the Microsoft Careers site, the company is looking for a store manager for a specialty store located in Bellevue. Microsoft’s specialty stores are, essentially, kiosk-type stores located in malls. They…

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