Microsoft is planning to open its first flagship store outside of North America, in Sydney, Australia.
The proposed store will be located at Westfield Sydney on Pitt Street Mall and will sell a range of Microsoft products including Windows PCs, Surface devices, Windows Phones, Xbox One and Office, besides others.
The store will also feature Answer Desk, which is a one-stop shop for questions, troubleshooting, repairs and support for all Microsoft software and hardware.
This is claimed to be more than just a retail store, as it will host community events, offer training workshops, and support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.
Microsoft claims that the store will complement its retail partner network and be a natural extension of the company’s existing online store.
In October 2014, the company opened Microsoft Australia Azure Geos and bought Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online to its local data centres a few weeks ago.
Microsoft also recently opened another Microsoft Innovation Centre in South Australia.
Currently, Microsoft has more than 110 physical stores in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico, 17 store-in-store locations in China, and online stores in 189 countries.
Image: Microsoft is planning to open its first flagship store outside of North America, in Sydney, Australia. Photo: courtesy of Microsoft.