You’ve read the amazing reviews and now the day is finally here. Without a doubt, one of the biggest launches of the year is Windows 7!
It’s available for immediate purchase where you can choose to either have it shipped to you or to download it direct from Microsoft.
In addition to the availability of Windows 7, I’m happy ecstatic to announce the launch of the brand new Microsoft Store, which coincides with the opening of new Microsoft retail stores. Our first retail location opens tomorrow at 10am in Scottsdale followed by our second store in Mission Viejo on October 29th. In fact, we already had 4 fans standing in line at 4pm earlier this afternoon in anticipation of the opening!
On the new online Microsoft Store, we’ve added a bunch of new products, including Windows 7 PCs as well as select 3rd party software and accessories. And let’s not forget a ton of gaming products that have been added including a bunch of the top selling Xbox 360 titles.
We initially launched the online store last November, and since then we have had nearly a years worth data coming in from usability studies, web analytics and direct customer feedback. Based on all of this data, coupled with the newly expanded product catalog, one of the biggest goals we had in this release was to simplify site navigation for our customers. With the new site, you’ll notice a re-designed categorization, navigation and filtering system aimed to make it easier and faster to navigate as well as help you find products you want more quickly.
We’d love to know what you think of the new site, so drop a comment here or send me a line on Twitter.