Microsoft will open a store at the Westfield San Francisco Center next month, growing the software company's footprint as it tries to replicate rival Apple's (AAPL) success in retail.
The store, Microsoft's fifth in the Bay Area, will open on April 25 with a grand opening ceremony starting at 11:30 a.m. The festivities will continue on April 27, when the store hosts country singer and TV personality Blake Shelton for a concert. The doors open at noon.
The Redmond, Wash.-based company has expanded its store offerings since the release of Windows 8 and the
From left, Tom Lau and David Dennis try the new Microsoft Surface tablets at the newly upgraded Microsoft retail store in the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, Calif., on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. (LiPo Ching/Staff)
Surface tablet last year. Employees offer in-store training and demos of Windows 8, and will personalize music and email settings on a customer's new Surface or laptop.
Westfield San Francisco Center on Market Street between Fourth and Fifth streets.
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