Microsoft to open first flagship store outside of North America in Sydney, Australia

Microsoft has announced today that it plans to open up a flagship store in Sydney, Australia — marking the company's first flagship store outside of North America.

Microsoft says that the store, which will be located at Westfield Sydney on Pitt Street Mall, will feature a similar layout and provide the same services as its current crop of flagship stores. From Microsoft:

"It will provide an opportunity to experience the best of Microsoft products like Windows PCs, Surface devices, Windows Phones, Xbox One, Office and more in an innovative and vibrant setting. In addition, the store will feature our Answer Desk – a one-stop shop for questions, troubleshooting, repairs and support for all Microsoft software and hardware."

In addition, Microsoft says that it plans to contribute to the local community through hosting training workshops and community events, as well as donating volunteer hours and supporting STEM education in the area.

Though there's no word on when the store will open just yet, it will be the latest addition to Microsoft's expanding storefront operations which include over 110 flagship stores in North America, as well as 17 store-in-store locations in China.

Source: Microsoft; Via: Twitter