Archive | October, 2012

Microsoft Stores

21 Oct

I just visited one of the new Holiday locations of a Microsoft Store in Portland, Oregon and it looks impressive!

Of course you can visit the Microsoft’s online store at: for great deals, help and support BUT, there are several “Brick and Mortar” or physical locations popping up all over! Here is a current list of the physical Microsoft Stores and many that and being built.

Also, for more info check out Trisha’s blog which is a few postings below this for August 21st titled: “Techspert style help once you get home”.

Microsoft Store Locations:

Edmonton – Holiday Store, West Edmonton Mall Coming Soon (Coming Soon)

British Columbia
Burnaby – Holiday Store, Metropolis Coming Soon (Coming Soon)
Vancouver – Holiday Store, Oakridge Centre Coming Soon (Coming Soon)

Toronto, Yorkdale Shopping Centre Coming Soon (Coming Soon)
Toronto – Holiday Store, Toronto Eaton Centre Coming Soon (Coming Soon)

Puerto Rico
San Juan, Plaza Las Americas Coming Soon (Coming Soon)

United States
Scottsdale, Scottsdale Fashion Square

Corte Madera, The Village at Corte Madera Coming Soon (Coming Soon)
Costa Mesa, South Coast Plaza
Glendale – Holiday Store, Glendale Galleria Coming Soon (Coming Soon)
Los Angeles, Westfield Century City
Mission Viejo, The Shops at Mission Viejo
Palo Alto, Stanford Shopping Center
San Diego, Fashion Valley Mall
San Francisco – Holiday Store, San Francisco Centre Coming Soon (Coming Soon)
Santa Clara, Westfield Valley Fair

Denver – Holiday Store, Cherry Creek Mall Coming Soon (Coming Soon)
Lone Tree, Park Meadows Mall

Danbury, Danbury Fair Mall
Farmington – Holiday Store, Westfarms Coming Soon (Coming Soon)

Newark, Christiana Mall

Aventura – Holiday Store, Aventura Mall Coming Soon (Coming Soon)
Miami – Holiday Store, Dadeland Mall Coming Soon (Coming Soon)
Orlando, The Florida Mall

Atlanta, Lenox Square Mall

Atlanta – Holiday Store, Perimeter Mall Coming Soon (Coming Soon)

Chicago – Holiday Store, Shops at North Bridge Coming Soon (Coming Soon)
Oak Brook, Oakbrook Center

Indianapolis – Holiday Store, Fashion Mall at Keystone Coming Soon (Coming Soon)

Overland Park, Oak Park Mall

Bethesda – Holiday Store, Montgomery Coming Soon (Coming Soon)\
Columbia – Holiday Store, Mall in Columbia Coming Soon (Coming Soon)

Boston, The Shops at Prudential Center
Braintree – Holiday Store, South Shore Plaza Coming Soon (Coming Soon)
Natick – Holiday Store, Natick Mall Coming Soon (Coming Soon)

Bloomington, Mall of America

St. Louis – Holiday Store, Saint Louis Galleria Coming Soon (Coming Soon)

Las Vegas – Holiday Store, Fashion Show Coming Soon (Coming Soon)

New Hampshire
Salem, The Mall at Rockingham Park

New Jersey
Bridgewater, Bridgewater Commons
Freehold, Freehold Raceway Mall
Paramus – Holiday Store, Garden State Plaza Coming Soon (Coming Soon)

New York
Garden City – Holiday Store, Roosevelt Field Coming Soon (Coming Soon)
Huntington Station, Walt Whitman Shops
New York – Holiday Store, Times Square Coming Soon (Coming Soon)
New York – Holiday Store, Time Warner Center – The Shops at Columbus Circle Coming Soon (Coming Soon)
White Plains, The Westchester

North Carolina
Charlotte – Holiday Store, Southpark Coming Soon (Coming Soon)
Durham – Holiday Store, Streets at Southpoint Coming Soon (Coming Soon)

Beachwood – Holiday Store, Beachwood Place Coming Soon (Coming Soon)
Cincinnati, Kenwood Towne Centre Coming Soon (Coming Soon)

Oklahoma City – Holiday Store, Penn Square Mall Coming Soon (Coming Soon)
Tulsa – Holiday Store, Woodland Hills Coming Soon (Coming Soon)

Portland – Holiday Store, Washington Square Coming Soon (Coming Soon)

Pittsburgh – Holiday Store, Ross Park Coming Soon (Coming Soon)

Nashville – Holiday Store, Mall at Green Hills Coming Soon (Coming Soon)

Austin, The Domain
Frisco – Holiday Store, Stonebriar Centre Mall Coming Soon (Coming Soon)
Houston, Houston Galleria
San Antonio – Holiday Store, North Star Coming Soon (Coming Soon)
The Woodlands – Holiday Store, Woodlands Mall Coming Soon (Coming Soon)

Arlington, The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City

Tysons Corner, Tysons Corner Center

Bellevue, Bellevue Square Mall
Seattle, University Village Like us on Facebook


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Techspert Trevor

Digital Workshop Techspert Summit – 2012!

1 Oct

Hi Everyone,

Techspert Rob here reporting from the ms Veendam.  Have any of you heard about the upcoming Windows 8?  Well to prepare for this exciting transition, all of us Techsperts got together at Microsoft HQ in Redmond, WA to help bring together brand new Digital Workshop sessions.  Here are a few highlights from the last week:

First activity on the list was learning how to use the touch feature, here we all are warming up.

Here are our temporary tablets that we were working with, complete with Microsoft cup and SkyDrive soda!

…and here is our master of SkyDrive, Techspert Aiden telling us about all its new features.  This is one of our many new sessions to look forward to in the near future.

Hard at work as expected!

And finally here is your Digital Workshop team! In case you were curious as to how we all were able to smile at once for this great group shot, the answer is we weren’t! Everyone knows that it’s very difficult to get all these smiles from one picture so this is an example of photo fusing at it’s finest!

Keep an eye out in the near future for all of the exciting things that we learned during the week!

We look forward to seeing you sailing on board with us very soon.


MS Veendam