Customers at Microsoft’s Sydney flagship store will have the chance to experience the vendor’s new Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, at the opening of the store next month.
The store – the first Microsoft Flagship Store outside of North America – is due to open its doors at at midday on November 12.
Microsoft says opening festivities include the opportunity to experience the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, which were unveiled earlier this month in New York.
The vendor will be donating more than US$2 million in software and technology grants to not-for-profit community groups around Australia to celebrate the launch.
“With each store opening, Microsoft aims to deliver a positive impact on the communities in which it operates, by providing access to technology as well as promoting STEM learning and youth education,” Microsoft says.
As well as the US$2 million in grants, Microsoft will be running a number of complimentary workshops and seminars in the weeks following the opening.
“These events will include a digital workshop for girls aged 14-18 to introduce them to the world of possibility with coding and potential career paths; a creative coding academy aimed at secondary school students during school holidays and a seminar aimed at parents to equip them with the knowledge they need when it comes to online security and safety for children.”
Meanwhile, the first 750 customers who visit the store on opening day will receive two complimentary tickets to an ‘exclusive’ concert with Jessie J, supported by The Voice Australia 2015 winner Ellie Drennan at the State Theatre that evening.
Microsoft is encouraging customer to line up at the entry to Westfield Sydney on Pitt Street Mall, as early as 10pm the day before the opening, with opening festivities including giveaways, ‘unique offers on Surface’, and a wide selection of Xbox One console bundles, planned.