Microsoft Planning Holiday Stores in Twelve Locations

It looks like Microsoft is ramping up to make sure their new Windows 8 offerings are available to consumers in several different cities. The company has listed several job opportunities for “retail product advisers” for several cities, including Chicago, San Francisco, and New York City. The stores that are cropping up will be holiday stores, meaning they’ll likely only be available for November and December, with no certainty when it comes to how long the stores will last. The full list of holiday stores for this year include:

  • Natick, MA
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Portland, OR
  • Miami, FL
  • North Miami, FL
  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Braintree, MA
  • Downtown Chicago, IL
  • Manhattan, NY

[via Microsoft]


  • A few of those are near relatives I might go visit this holiday season. May have to drop in and see what’s going on there since KC isn’t getting any love from MS.