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Weekend Reading: Jan. 31st Edition—Get ready for Sunday’s big game with apps, videos and Bing searches
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on apps and other ways to get ready for Sunday’s big game, Seattle Gigapixel ArtZoom (an interactive city panorama created by a Microsoft Research team) and an artist who’s found that the Surface 2 hits the sweet spot for work, school...
31 Jan 2014
Microsoft celebrates 83 retail stores in 2013 with more on the way
The following post is from Jonathan Adashek, General Manager, Communications Strategy, Sales & Marketing Services Group, Microsoft . It was originally published on The Fire Hose . It’s been another significant year for Microsoft retail stores, and we’re proud to continue to offer...
19 Dec 2013
Try out Xbox One at a Microsoft store now and get entered for the 'Forza Motorsport 5' Living Room Sweepstakes
Jennifer J. Chen
Can’t wait to experience Xbox One when it launches Nov. 22? Well, you don’t need to wait that long – Microsoft retail stores will be giving visitors an advance opportunity to dive into the gameplay experience all day, every day, leading up to launch. “We love to play and have...
8 Nov 2013
Weekend Reading: July 5th Edition—Windows Phone 8 gets Facebook facelift, Redbox and iHeartRadio
In this edition of Weekend Reading, you’ll hear about big apps that just hit Windows Phone 8, the first version of a Web-based Xbox Music experience and the Xbox exclusive game “Titanfall” setting records at the Game Critics Awards “Best of E3." Fans of the big and small-screen...
5 Jul 2013
Two New Microsoft Specialty Stores Opening Today, Three More to Open in Mid-April
The following is a post by Jonathan Adashek , General Manager, Communications Strategy, Sales & Marketing Services Group, Microsoft. Have you visited one of our specialty retail stores in the U.S. or Canada? If not, don’t worry, we’re opening in more shopping malls regularly. The...
5 Apr 2013
The Nokia Lumia 1020 with its groundbreaking 41-megapixel camera is now available on AT&T
The Nokia Lumia 1020 – already receiving impressive reviews due to its 41-megapixel camera – is now available at AT&T’s online and retail stores. The 4G LTE phone, which costs $299 with a standard contract, comes in yellow, white and black. Complementing the Lumia 1020’s...
26 Jul 2013
Daily Update, Nov. 1st – Microsoft Store Launches in Puerto Rico
Microsoft blog editor
Today Microsoft opened the first Microsoft Store outside the continental United States, in San Juan, Puerto Rico . Located in the Plaza Las Americas Mall in San Juan, the store is 4,000 square feet and will focus on selling Microsoft products and provide support services for consumers and small businesses...
1 Nov 2012
Microsoft and Best Buy team up to create the Windows Store only at Best Buy
Looking to purchase a Surface Pro or Windows Phone 8 device, but you want to actually hold it in your hands before laying down your hard-earned cash? Well, it just got easier to demo one of the many awesome Microsoft devices through a new strategic partnership announced today that will create the...
13 Jun 2013
Weekend Reading: June 14th Edition–It’s all about E3
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on E3, Microsoft and Best Buy teaming up to create new Windows Stores only at Best Buy and more. News from the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. It was a big week for Microsoft and Xbox fans at E3. Just weeks after unveiling the...
15 Jun 2013
Microsoft Announces Holiday Store Locations in New York’s Times Square & Chicago’s Michigan Avenue
Today, Microsoft announced two new holiday stores scheduled to open on Oct. 26 in New York City’s Times Square and at the Shops at North Bridge in Chicago. These stores will carry a variety of Microsoft-enabled products and offerings, in addition to Answer Desk services. Customers can learn how...
9 Oct 2012
One month only: get a free Touch or Type Cover with Surface RT
Steve Clarke (Microsoft News Center)
If you live in the U.S. or Canada, from now to June 30 is a great time to buy a Surface RT , because you’ll get a free Touch Cover , Touch Cover Limited Edition , or Type Cover in the bargain. Touch and Type Cover do a lot more than just protect and personalize your Surface RT. By providing...
31 May 2013
Weekend Reading: Nov 22nd Edition – Xbox One launches worldwide and Windows Phone gets Instagram
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the worldwide launch of the Xbox One, Windows Phone getting Instagram and holiday shopping help galore. On Nov. 22, after months of anticipation, Microsoft launched Xbox One with parties around the globe, starting in New Zealand and...
22 Nov 2013
The Microsoft Store on eBay opens!
The following post is from Kevin Eagan, Vice President Online Commerce, Microsoft. Today, I am thrilled to announce the opening of the Microsoft Store on eBay in the U.S.! We are excited to work with eBay to help expand our retail footprint and give even more customers another complementary...
19 Nov 2013
You’re invited! Take the Xbox One Sports Star Challenge Nov. 23-24
To celebrate the launch of Xbox One, Microsoft retail stores are hosting Xbox One Sports Star Challenges in several U.S. cities and in Toronto, Canada this weekend – and you’re invited to participate. Most of the challenges take place on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., but see specific details...
22 Nov 2013
Weekend Reading: Oct. 25th Edition–New phablets, tablets, apps and games unveiled at Nokia World
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the new devices, apps and games announced at Nokia World, the retail release of the newest generation of Surface devices and inroads Office 365 has made with both private and public organizations. At Nokia World, the spotlight was on new...
25 Oct 2013
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