Microsoft holiday stores open on Windows 8 launch day

Microsoft's temporary holiday stores will open their doors on Oct. 26, the same day Windows 8 launches and the Windows RT version of Surface is released.

Last month, the company announced more than 30 temporary stores would open at various locations in the United States and Canada, although no additional information was given beyond the locations. While the company still hasn't made an announcement for the opening days for each store, pages for each on the Microsoft Store website all state they're opening Oct. 26.

A page for the Frisco, Texas, store, for instance, has the following message posted:

Last week it was announced two of Microsoft's permanent stores – located in San Juan and Cincinnati – will open in November. Additionally, the company also launched four new permanent Microsoft Stores – two in New York, one in New Hampshire and one in Delaware – last week as well.

Via: ZDNet
Source: Microsoft

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smarter way of doing in it my opinion because they don't have the costs for the 3 years between windows releases..

Someone post a poll here with all the location so I can check how many people plan on attending the one in Charlotte NC and if I need to be there up early or not...

What's a "Holiday store" and how long is it open for? When does it close?
The ZDNet article calls them "holiday pop-up brick-and-mortar stores" which is a confusing mouthful. Does the brick and mortar pop up? And is Win8 launch day a holiday?

gb8080 said,
What's a "Holiday store" and how long is it open for? When does it close?
The ZDNet article calls them "holiday pop-up brick-and-mortar stores" which is a confusing mouthful. Does the brick and mortar pop up? And is Win8 launch day a holiday?

Holiday refers to the upcoming Christmas/Etc holidays, so the stores will probably be open until shortly after the new year.

gb8080 said,
What's a "Holiday store" and how long is it open for? When does it close?
The ZDNet article calls them "holiday pop-up brick-and-mortar stores" which is a confusing mouthful. Does the brick and mortar pop up? And is Win8 launch day a holiday?

Microsoft hasn't given any of that information yet. A "holiday store" is just as the name implies, though -- a store open for the holiday season.