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Microsoft Store opens at Stanford Shopping Center

Original post made on Apr 19, 2012

The new Microsoft Store is held its grand opening at Stanford Shopping Center Thursday, April 19, and San Francisco 49ers legend Jerry Rice was on hand to help celebrate the occasion.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, April 19, 2012, 9:44 AM

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Posted by randy albin
a resident of Mountain View
on Apr 19, 2012 at 10:36 am

what is the big news here? aren't there already enough of these tech-based stores around already?

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Posted by who
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Apr 19, 2012 at 10:37 am

Didn't realize that Microsoft was still in business

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Posted by huh
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Apr 19, 2012 at 10:51 am

what products they could display in the store??? No interesting stuff anyway.......

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Posted by resident
a resident of Mountain View
on Apr 19, 2012 at 11:20 am

I went to a Microsoft store in CO a year or so ago and it was fabulous. They not only have a lot of interesting gadgets and toys, but you have the opportunity to play and experience the fun. It's a great hands on family experience too.

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Posted by Microsoft Pro
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 19, 2012 at 11:37 am

You see, this store is next to Apple, and all these people with negative comments are simply the players with new shiny iPhones and other toys. They don't even expect that there are mature people around who is sick and tired of toys and Apple knock-offs.

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Posted by Member
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Apr 19, 2012 at 11:53 am

I visited the Microsoft Store at Valley Fair (also situated across from the Apple Store). Both stores were packed. The main difference I noticed about the customers was that at the Microsoft Store, people were having fun trying out gadgets and playing XBox games. Meanwhile at the Apple Store, people were a bit more serious, while waiting in line to purchase their merchandise.

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Posted by Bambi
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 19, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Oh come on. Apple is building a new store at Stanford and downtown. Competition is healthy. They all look to be busy and having fun. We are blessed in Palo Alto to have access to both. Just enjoy.

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Posted by palo alto mom
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Apr 19, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Member - when I was at the Valley Fair mall, the only people in the Microsoft store were the employees, that Apple store was busy as usual. It may have been because it was a school day and there were no kids around to play with the games. Aside from checking out new games, I can't imagine why you would go to a Microsoft store.

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Posted by Why not?
a resident of Menlo Park
on Apr 19, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I think it's great and am looking forward to checking it out. It is obvious, by some of the posts written here, that people don't know about all of the great software, and gadgets Microsoft has out now. Having a store should make it easier for people to see what MS has to offer.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Apr 19, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Does it have any windows?

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Posted by Yess
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 20, 2012 at 5:10 am

hope wont catch a virus, while i am in there....

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Posted by Gotta Laugh
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Apr 20, 2012 at 8:20 am

Stopped by last night.

Microsoft employees outnumbered patrons 3:1

Apple store was mobbed as usual.

"Same as it ever was"

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Posted by timmy
a resident of Atherton
on Apr 20, 2012 at 4:55 pm

It was a guud exsperience the kids were great

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Posted by Outside Observer
a resident of another community
on Apr 20, 2012 at 7:21 pm

@ Timmy,

You are exactly the type of customer that Microsoft seeks with their product line and corporate strategy.

I'm glad you had a "guud exsperience" at the Microsoft store and hope you stay with Microsoft products forever.

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Posted by John Smith
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 21, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Stopped by the Microsoft store today and it was packed. The Apple store looked some pathetic (and outdated) and nobody was there except for the 30 people that work there.

Btw, when will the apple store start the doing the $100 challenge instead of serving up the Kupertino Kool-aid?

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Posted by Thucydides
a resident of South of Midtown
on Apr 22, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Ye Olde Microsoft quaint. Like Old Sturbridge Village for Silicon Valley. I hear they have PCs made of pewter.

Is this sponsored by the Computer History Museum?

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