MLS stars, back-to-school offers highlight rollout of Windows Stores Only at Best Buy

In early June, we announced a strategic partnership to create the Windows Store Only at Best Buy, a comprehensive store-within-a-store in 500 Best Buy locations across the U.S. and more than 100 Best Buy and Future Shop locations in Canada. These store-within-a-store experiences will launch throughout August and September, just in time for the back-to-school shopping season.

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On Wednesday August 7th at the West Los Angeles Best Buy Store, Major League Soccer will be on hand to kick off the first Windows Store at a major consumer location. MLS players and coaches will help show how to stay fit for back-to-school – from soccer drills on a full-size field in the parking lot to healthy food tips to the latest fitness and nutrition apps for Windows 8 like Daily Workouts, Fitbit, Endomondo, MyPlate Calorie Tracker, BallStrike and MLS MatchDay.

UPDATED 8/7: We’ve added a some photos from the event at the store today – check them out below!

Microsoft celebrates opening of the Windows Store only at Best Buy with Major League Soccer at Best Buy on August 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Microsoft celebrates opening of the Windows Store only at Best Buy with Major League Soccer at Best Buy on August 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Microsoft celebrates opening of the Windows Store only at Best Buy with Major League Soccer at Best Buy on August 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

The first 200 customers to demo a Windows 8 device in the Windows Store Only at Best Buy will receive a wristband for a chance to meet Clint Mathis, former U.S. Men’s National Team and LA Galaxy player and Mauricio Cienfuegos, former El Salvador Men’s National Team player and LA Galaxy player, along with two tickets to an upcoming LA Galaxy game and a free signed soccer ball.

Microsoft celebrates opening of the Windows Store only at Best Buy with Major League Soccer at Best Buy on August 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

For more details on the event at the West Los Angeles Best Buy store on Wednesday, click here.

You can also check out the Windows Store only at Best Buy online too!

For tomorrow’s Tech Tuesday Live Twitter Chat #winchat, you can join us and Best Buy retail experts to discuss the event, as well as the overall store-within-a-store experience, what kinds of deals and offers are available, and the best technology for back-to-school.

  1. Join us from 12:00-1:00pm PST (3:00-4:00 EST) on Tuesday, August 6th on Twitter.
  2. Follow the hashtag #winchat.
  3. Follow @windows, @windowsblog, @kristinalibby, and our guest @BestBuy.

You can download the Best Buy app for Windows 8 here and Windows Phone here.