Microsoft Store at Westfarms Mall in Connecticut

Microsoft Store @ Westfarms

The celebration kicked off on Thursday February 27th with a reception at the newest Microsoft Store in Connecticut. It is located at the Westfarms Mall in the upper level near Macy’s and Center Court. The store looks great! The product displays are excellent. The staff is friendly and excited to help.

While this event was invite only, local businesses had the chance to walk around the store. Look at and demo products. Speak with the knowlegdable staff. And most of all have a great time.

Richard “Rip” Hamilton was in attendance. For those who do not know Rip, he was a standout basketball player for the UCONN Huskies and led them to the National Championship back in 1999 over Duke. He also had a tremendous career in the NBA with the Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons and the Chicago Bulls. It was with the Pistons where Rip shined. He made multiple all-star teams and lead the Pistons to an NBA Championship in 2004.

Richard "Rip" Hamilton and Joshua "jdruid" Drew

Next up for the Westfarms Microsoft Store is the actual grand opening on March 1st, along with a concert performed by Florida Georgia Line.

Florida Georgia Line

Get in line early because there are only a limited number of tickets to be handed out for this free show.

And the action does not stop after Rip Hamilton and Florida Georgia Line. Yours truly, Joshua Drew, will be hosting workshops starting March 4th at the Westfarms Microsoft Store. These workshops will consist of building apps for the Windows Phone and the Windows 8 platform along with game development. Be sure to visit the MeetUp page as well as my posts to get more information.

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