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Microsoft Stores Closing: 5 Big Things To Know

The company's retail stores served as a unique showcase for Windows 10 devices but failed to get the sort of traction enjoyed by Apple's popular stores.

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No More Microsoft Store

Microsoft's decade-plus foray into running its own retail stores is over. All Microsoft stores are closing--or maybe more precisely, they are not reopening, since they've already been closed for months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Microsoft stores never approached the popularity of the Apple stores that they emulated, but they did serve their purpose for some--whether it was a Surface owner looking to take their device in for support or a business customer looking to put their hands on a business-ready Windows 10 laptop (usually not an option at a Best Buy, but something that Microsoft stores offered). Regardless, the Microsoft stores are now a thing of the past, at least in their physical form.

What follows are five big things to know about the Microsoft stores closing.

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