Tech: Touring the Microsoft Store and My First Surface 2 Windows Tablet

Can you believe that I have a windows laptop and I've used a few windows phones here and there, but I really didn't know much about the Microsoft Store?! That all changed after I joined The Online Mom for a mini tour of the Microsoft Store in NYC's Time Warner Center!

Touring the Microsoft Store

Note: I was invited as media to this event and received the Surface 2 from Online Mom Media. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

Touring the Microsoft Store

The first thing I noticed about the Microsoft Store Pop-Up in Time Warner Center is how open it is. No closed off or enclosed areas. This makes it easy to walk around and see the different products. It also makes it easy for the store staff to interact with customers.

Touring the Microsoft Store

During our tour, our group met with this locations manager, who gave us an awesome and detailed demo of some of the products you can find in the Microsoft Stores including:

Touring the Microsoft Store Surface Pro 3

The new Surface Pro 3, which is a great tablet for anyone who wants to get stuff done quickly and efficiently.

Touring the Microsoft Store Surface Pro 3
Touring the Microsoft Store Surface Pro 3
Touring the Microsoft Store Surface Pro 3
Touring the Microsoft Store Surface Pro 3

I was really impressed with the many ways The Surface Pro 3 helps you to multitasking including side-by-side windows, the easy connection and text conversion between the Surface Pen and OneNote, the multi position kickstand, and multi USB ports for easy connection to your mouse or to download files.

Touring the Microsoft Store Xbox One

I also had a chance to check out the features of the Xbox One, which features amazing gaming abilities and better integration with the Kinect sensor as well as the the ability to use voice commands and gestures to navigate the console's user interface.

lunch group

After learning so much about the store and their devices, I joined the group for a lunch. During the lunch there was a giveaway for a Microsoft Store gift card. And guess who won! I did!

Touring the Microsoft Store Surface 2

So a few days later I returned to the Microsoft Stores to purchase a Surface 2. I have 2 upcoming media trips that I can really use the tablet for. I usually take my laptop but this seems like a great lighter option.

Touring the Microsoft Store Surface 2
Touring the Microsoft Store Surface 2

Back at the store the staff was once again very helpful. They helped make sure I knew how to set my Surface 2 tablet and gave me quick demos on how to use certain features I'd need during my trip. But this help wasn't just for me. Any customer can receive the same service, even after you purchase your Microsoft Stores device.

But devices and gaming aren't the only things Microsoft Stores has to offer customers and the community. The stores also offers services such as personal training, technical support, ongoing performance tuneups and more.
  • Educational workshops - Learn how technology can make life easier. Whether in school, business or just looking to get a better grasp on the latest trends — specialists are dedicated to providing assistance where you need it.
  • Business events - Complimentary educational workshops, informative seminars, and networking events that bring together business owners.
  • Interactive gaming - Experience the best of Xbox One. As the creators of Xbox One + Kinect, Microsoft Stores host some pretty awesome gaming events. Don't miss their launch parties for some of the year's biggest releases or their ongoing Gamer Leagues.
To learn more about what Microsoft Stores has to offer, visit - www.microsoftstore.com


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28 comments:

  1. That tablet sounds awesome. I have been eyeballing it for a while now.

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  2. The surface is a nice tablet to have. I belong to Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and they always get a sneak peek of everything Microsoft has to offer. This tablet is flexible and truly a great alternative to carry around.

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  3. The surface 2 looks like a really powerful tablet packed with features. It's nice to see more tablet options in the market.

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  4. My son would go crazy in that store. He has the Surface 2 and he has owned every version of Xbox. I was thinking about getting myself the Surface Pro 3.

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  5. I have seen a few people using Surfaces and I have read about companies that are converting their employees from traditional computers to Surface tablets which I think is pretty cool! I have had the chance to visit a Microsoft store here in the San Francisco Bay Area and they are pretty nice.

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  6. Looks exactly like an Apple store. I bet my kids (although under 7) will love walking around this place. They are already into techy things :)

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  7. I don't have Surface at home but I've heard some really good things about it. My husband I think is planning to get one so we can try and see the features ourselves. :)

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  8. This looks like a great tablet. I'm in the market for a new one, so I'll have to check this out.

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  9. Well, now I've got to find a Microsoft store and go take a look around. It looks great!

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  10. I have tried the Microsoft Surface a few times now and i love it. It is so easy to use and the colors are amazing. I can not wait to buy one.

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  11. It's always fun to win something. Especially when it's a gift card to a place like this. The Microsoft Store looks amazing!

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  12. Oooo xbox one looks awesome. Looks like a fun time to learn about all those items.

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  13. That tablet looks very sleek and nice. I must admit I'm an Apple person for these types of prodcuts, but Microsoft does a very nice job too.

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  14. I've never been to a Microsoft store. Awesome that the staff is so helpful and offer so many services to help you use their products.

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  15. I am really considering purchasing a Surface. I've heard great things about it!

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  16. Wah you're so lucky to have experienced the Surface 2! I think it will be very useful for business events to engage people more.

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  17. Instead of carrying my heavy laptop around, the Microsoft Surface 2 is a great alternative. Based on your review, I believe it can do anything the laptop can without the hassle of the heavy and bulky equipment.

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  18. I have a friend looking at getting the surface soon. Seems to be gaining popularity.

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  19. Cut the price in half and I'm on board! The surface is an interesting tablet but is too rich for my blood.

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  20. The photos kind of remind me of the apple store. It looks like everyone is having a great time at dinner!

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  21. Oh, that looks really fun! I love to learn new things!

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  22. I have a Surface Pro and love it. It is very powerful and I never use my laptop anymore.

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  23. Sounds like a fantastic time indeed. My sons would definitely have a field day there. The Surface Pro 3 sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Wow, this is so cool! I'd love to take a look around at the MS store :)

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  25. I'm not really one for change, but everything looks so easy and really amazing. I would love to have more power.

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  26. This would be a ton of fun to visit the Microsoft store!! I'm loving the new tablet. I have been wanting one for a while now.

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  27. Looks like a great tablet! Thanks for sharing

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  28. I am an Apple fan myself, but my husband has had an eye on this one. It looks neat.

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