First Microsoft Store in state opens with glitter, glitz

SEATTLE — Microsoft united tweens and Gen Xers at Bellevue Square on Thursday, first giving away free Miley Cyrus concert tickets at its grand opening, then throwing a surprise free concert at night with Dave Matthews.
Three doors down, the Apple store, maybe for the first time, felt just a little stodgy with its cutouts of the Beatles in the window.
The new Microsoft store is the first retail store the company has opened on its home turf and represents a bid to make consumers fall in love with its brand and software.

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Considering the company only has 7 stores nationwide, it’s interesting that they chose Bellevue for their new store.

I am excited to visit just to see what it has to offer.

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5 Responses to First Microsoft Store in state opens with glitter, glitz

  1. jimr says:

    Oh, here’s one just for Vista/7 folks:

    The store has a doorman that asks you, “Do you want to come in the store”

    when you say yes, then it’s asks, “Are you sure you want to come in the store?”

    HAHA 😉

  2. jimr says:

    LMAO, Love the responses folks!

    Libby: Haven’t played with the Kinnect yet; however, have a few friends who are very impressed. I will hopefully get one for Christmas (hint-hint DeLeesa, Dylan or Alex) [;)]

  3. EagleWatch says:

    Word of caution, after a random number of days of operation, the windows turn blue and the door doesn’t work.

  4. TVNews says:

    Do you have to enter a 20 digit alphanumeric key to get in the door?

  5. Libby says:

    One related–or unrelated comment from me (a non-techie) on this posting: My better half bought a Xbox 360 a while back and he thoroughly enjoys playing the “Halo-Reach” game. He is now trying to decide whether or not to get the “Kinnect” motion sensor to go with it. He loves Microsoft’s products. No “Apples” anywhere in this house.