New York City's flagship Microsoft Store opens Oct. 26; Sydney store opens Nov. 12

New Yorkers won't have to wait much longer to check out the new and massive flagship Microsoft Store in Manhattan. The company has announced that the location at 677 Fifth Avenue will open to the public at noon on Monday, October 26. In addition, the first official Microsoft Store located outside of North America will open in Sydney, Australia on November 12.

Microsoft has also posted an artist rendering of what the New York City Microsoft Store will finally look like. It stated:

"We are eager to open our doors to those in Manhattan. The five-floor, 22,269 square foot location will be a premier venue to learn about, experience and shop for the products and services from Microsoft and our partners. Our store associate team comes from New York City's distinct and diverse five boroughs as well as surrounding areas, and speak more than 19 languages."

Microsoft Store Sydney

The company also offered more details, and an artist rendering, on the Sydney location:

" Located at Westfield Sydney on Pitt Street Mall at 188 Pitt St., the flagship will be more than 6,000 square feet/500 square meters and will span two floors. The store includes retail sales space as well as an interactive area to serve local customers and business, with staff originating from more than 11 countries and speaking more than 21 languages."

Source: Microsoft

John Callaham