Microsoft opened their first Store in Lenox Square Mall, Atlanta on May 27, 2011. The grand opening included a ribbon cutting ceremony with Microsoft COO (Chief Operating Officer) Kevin Turner, local elected officials, charity representatives and customer giveaways.
Microsoft has certainly come a long way since 2009, when it first opened its retail store. The outlet first welcomed customers in Scottsdale, Arizona on October 22nd, 2009. The opening date also coincides with the global availability deadline of Windows 7.
The Lenox Square Mall, Atlanta, marks the opening of the ninth Microsoft Store, which follows the inauguration of the Microsoft Store at South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, California in March 2011.
The Microsoft Stores are now open for business in Scottsdale, Ariz., Mission Viejo, Calif., Lone Tree, Colo., San Diego, Calif., Oak Brook, Ill., Bloomington, Minn., Bellevue, Wash., and Costa Mesa, Calif.