Right now there are only two Microsoft retail outlets, one in Phoenix, AZ and another in Mission Viejo, CA. These locations opened last year to much singing and dancing, but soon there will be two more. According to a job posting on Microsoft’s site, Denver and San Diego will soon be home to their very own Microsoft Stores. → Read More
The news comes from Trevin Chow, Senior Lead Program Manager for Microsoft Store.
Yes, the software giant is now hiring for its first two stores in Scottsdale, AZ and Mission Viejo, CA. Here’s a rough outline of what they’re looking for:
We’re looking for new store employees who love technology and teaching… → Read More
Guys. We need to make a logo for the new Microsoft stores. Yeah, heck if I know what they’ll sell there. Probably Windows. So let’s start with a Windows logo. Do a Google Image Search. Damn. That’s ugly. Ok, well, we’ve got to do something. Splat-C Splat-V right into Photoshop. Good. Make it really concrete. Like a square. Ok. Cool. Now make it look like a Window. Ok. So put it next to the… → Read More
The Microsoft Store approacheth! We heard the announcement, we saw the theoretical floor plan, and now the store itself is there, enclosed in a hermetic seal/candy shell. It’s advertising Windows 7, Xbox 360, Zune, and Office on the outside of the shell, which was to be expected, but there’s also Bing on there, which seems a weird thing to advertise in a physical space. Google don’t have a store… → Read More
Well, well! We heard it was happening, but I’d forgotten about it until now. And as I said before, you can laugh about it all you want, but I think it could be great. Having an idealized Microsoft experience available, the way Apple makes an idealized Apple experience available, will be invaluable to Redmond’s interests.
After all, they’ve got a hot new operating system, lots of solid hardware… → Read More
Have you guys ever heard of those Apple Stores? Apparently they’re quite popular. Microsoft is apparently planning its own store, similar to the Apple Store except it’ll probably be called The Microsoft Store or VistaHaus or DirectX Direct-2-U. I thought it was doing all right with its MicroCenter stores but it turns out that MicroCenter isn’t even owned by Microsoft! What the… → Read More