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Since the unveiling of the Microsoft online store (MicrosoftStore.com) in 2009, the store has grown substantially. The original Microsoft online store sold downloadable versions of Windows and Office in only five countries. Today, we sell a wide variety of Microsoft products and services to customers worldwide in 228 markets including the United States, Europe, Japan, China, Russia and many others.
To meet the growing demand and to provide the highest levels of customer service, we are unveiling our completely re-designed U.S. Microsoft online store. Our stores in other markets will also get the new look and features in the coming months. The store has been designed from the ground up to make it easier to find, explore and purchase the latest consumer technology, including Surface, Office, Xbox and Windows, as well as a handpicked selection of the latest PCs and accessories.
In addition, the new store offers custom “segment” stores, making it clear and convenient for students, small businesses and developers to explore and purchase products specifically designed for their unique needs. Customers shopping the store get free shipping and free returns on everything we sell. To celebrate the launch of the new store, we are offering up to $350 off the Acer Aspire S7 thin and light Ultrabooks starting at just $899.
Jeff Meisner Microsoft News Center Staff