Friday, February 28, 2014

Microsoft Store opens in Westfarms Mall in West Hartford CT

On Saturday 3-1-14 and Sunday 3-2-4 the newest Microsoft Store will be celebrating their Grand Opening in the Westfarms Mall in West Hartford CT.

Grand Opening Information:

10:30AM | Saturday, March 1 | Grand Opening ceremony begins. As a part of Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to the local community, Microsoft will donate more than $1 million in software grants to local community organizations.

2:00PM | Sunday, March 2 | Gates open for a special performance by Florida Georgia Line at XFITINITY Theatre. Free tickets will be distributed to customers present at our Grand Opening on Saturday, March 1. Fans should come early for their best chance to get a ticket.

Luckily I was able to take a sneak peak into the store and can't wait to share some pictures of what you'll all be seeing at the new Microsoft Store!

I also learned about some of the perks that Microsoft Stores offer. 

Even if you haven’t visited a Microsoft retail store before, you likely know that they offer a curated assortment of products, including tablets like the Surface/Surface 2, personal computers like the Windows 8 PCs, a wide array of Windows Phones, gamer items like the Xbox One, Office products, and more. 

What you probably didn't know: 
  • their tech experts host a range of tech trainings, many at little to no cost. 
  • most Microsoft stores offer a free community space for local organizations to host events! 

Here's just SOME of the items on their "Help is always here" list

Free in-store services
Consultation and diagnostics
    To help understand your needs and recommend the best solution for you.
Microsoft software repair and support
    Includes free virus or malware removal, PC Tune-Ups, and more
Paid in-store services
Warranty Concierge - $49
Data backup migration $49
Personal Training for 1 year $99
Assure $149 (One year of unlimited Personal Training and support services)
You know I'll be taking advantage of most of those resources!

But let's move on to the store and staff! The store is big and beautiful and packed with the latest gizmos and gadgets. It's a techie-dream! Store manager Rick is excited to be opening CT's second Microsoft Store. Did you know there was a Microsoft Store in the Danbury Mall?

Each and every member of the Microsoft Westfarms Mall team are prepped and ready for the grand opening and serving the Greater Hartford community.

Here's some pictures from my sneak peak of the store:

The MakerBot 3-D Replicator Printer - Amazing!
I have seen the future...and it is at Microsoft Stores!

Microsoft Phones with Microsoft Office Tools
Yes, you can open and edit your word documents on your phone!
The Nokia Lumia is rated one of the best camera phones

Store Manager Rick explains the launch of Titanfall
Note: The CT launch party is March 10th at 10pm for pre-release game play and $1000 in prizes!
The Microsoft Store Theater
Available for small group meetings and training
Store Manager Rick explains some of the resources available through the Help Center

And here's a followup picture of the store's grand opening! 

Photo Used With Permission from MicrosoftStore

Stop in and visit your local Microsoft Store to find out the services and products that work best for you. If you're in the greater Hartford area be sure to stop in to the new Microsoft Connecticut Store!

Follow Microsoft Stores on their social network sites to get the latest news on openings and events near you! You can find them on Google Plus at --> +Microsoft Store, like them on --> Facebook and follow them on --> Twitter and --> Instagram

For more pictures of my sneak peak visit the Home Place Facebook page HERE, and while you're there, don't forget to like us!

Westfarms Microsoft Store
211 Westfarms Mall
Farmington, CT, 06032

Phone: (860) 507-2660
Web: Microsoft/Westfarms

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