Our first Microsoft flagship store in Asia Pacific lands in Australia

Did you hear our exciting news today? Microsoft’s first flagship store in the Asia Pacific region is coming to Sydney by the end of the year!

The new store will be located at Westfield Sydney on Pitt Street Mall and will be the first of its kind outside of North America – and only the second flagship store in the world. It’s due to open its doors before the end of 2015 and you can read more about it in Pip Marlow’s blog here.

I see the flagship store as another great asset for our partners and is a natural extension to our existing online store. We know that consumer and commercial devices and experiences are blurring and your customers are making technology decisions with this in mind. This amazing store, where the very best of Microsoft can be experienced, will create fans and advocates for our technology - and that’s great news for our partners.

The new store helps us create truly meaningful connections with our customers – showcasing the complete Microsoft ecosystem and delivering outstanding choice, value and service to everyone who walks through the doors.

This is a significant development for our business locally as well as globally and is the latest in a series of Microsoft investments in Australia – last October we opened our Microsoft Australia Azure Geos and just a few weeks ago we bought Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online to our local data centres.

As the opening date nears, I look forward to sharing more details with you. I hope you’re all as excited as I am - let the countdown begin!