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Would it be a violation to upload a cleaner version of the logo, even if it isn't from an official source? Xnamkcor (talk) 08:44, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Go ahead and upload it. Just make sure to put the license as your own work. Illegal Operation (talk) 02:12, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Turns out I don't have privileges to upload things. xnamkcor (talk) 22:49, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

Merge[edit]

The online store should be merged with this one. They are one and the same, use the same logo, etc. --Cumbiagermen (talk) 07:45, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

What exactly is the purpose of this article?[edit]

It's written like a poor third person mini-story. Things aren't sourced and it's nothing but blatent PR.

This would be fine forwarding to the Microsoft page since that page includes any relevant details.

The article claims there are only 2 stores.

If 2 stores call for a Wiki page, every pizza place in the world with more then 1 store would have their own.Woods01 (talk) 06:32, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

It's relevant because it's Microsoft. Everything Microsoft does automatically receives attention because they are such a massive company. They have the resources to turn this into a global chain if they are so minded, unlike a local mom and pop pizza shop. I agree that there's nothing much in the way of content here - the criticism section in particular seems to exist only as an excuse to mention Apple in as many places as possible. And MS will soon have 4 stores ;) CalumCook234 (talk) 10:18, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Not only that, but the Microsoft Store is a large online store as well. The local pizza parlor (that's not part of a large chain) probably doesn't have such a large online store, does it?Jasper Deng (talk) 04:31, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Subsidiary?[edit]

It's controlled directly by Microsoft without a seperate business holding.... how is it a subsidiary? RN 04:21, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

Signature PC[edit]

The article mentions and describes Microsoft's "Signature PC" offering several times. Would it be appropriate to break that information out into a separate section and avoid the redundancy? Umuhk (talk) 09:49, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Number of locations[edit]

Is there more then 43 locations? Edwardnew (talk) 04:55, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

External Link: Microsoft Store Promo Code[edit]

What is this link doing in the External Link references? It looks like an independant commercial site completely unrelated to Microsoft. Is this advertising? Rmanke (talk) 09:46, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

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I doubt the existence of the Microsoft Helsinki Store[edit]

There was no major news in English on the topic. Is it even worth putting it here? <<< SOME GADGET GEEK >>> (talk) 21:46, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Windows Store merge into Microsoft Store[edit]

As of October 2017, the Windows Store was re-branded as the Microsoft Store to correspond with the Microsoft retail stores. The name changed with the launch of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Smithr32 (talkcontribs) 17:07, 27 October 2017 (UTC)

  • Not going to happen. This article and Windows Store have two different subjects. This is a brick-and-mortar store while the other is a digital distribution platform.
Furthermore, as another user mentioned the prefixes "Microsoft" and "Windows" are not part of the official title.
Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 19:02, 27 October 2017 (UTC)

Lisa. Can you please do some research on this? As of October 26, all Microsoft stores including Windows, Xbox, and the physical stores are now called Microsoft Store. I work at Microsoft and can confirm this. We can give it a few days until you actually see the change in the Windows Store. Msredmond (talk) 21:47, 27 October 2017 (UTC)

First, it is "Codename Lisa". "Lisa" is another editor. (We also have a "Liz".)
Second, this article is about the brick-and-mortar store, not the whole brand name. What Microsoft did and where you worked matters very little.
Last, this is an advice, so feel free to ignore it: I advise you not to let people know you have worked for Microsoft (or at Microsoft, or whatever). The old guard here hates Microsoft and its employees because of something that has happened in the past.
Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 10:00, 28 October 2017 (UTC)

Move discussion in progress[edit]

There is a move discussion in progress on Talk:Windows Store which affects this page. Please participate on that page and not in this talk page section. Thank you. —RMCD bot 12:15, 28 October 2017 (UTC)

"App store" vs. "Microsoft Store Online"[edit]

@Codename Lisa: @FleetCommand:

  1. This section is not about the app store. If you read it, it describes the web site where you can buy similar goods to what the retail store sells.
  2. Microsoft Store Online is the name they use. Google search for "Microsoft Store Online" and also note the title in the title bar when you go to the page.

Even if you dispute that Microsoft Store Online is the COMMONNAME, it's, judging from the title of the web page, the official name and this isn't an article title. If you would like to point to secondary sources that call it something else feel free. Perhaps you are disputing the use of capital "Online". Maybe you would prefer to call this section "Online Microsoft Store" or "Microsoft Store online" or "Microsoft Store website", which all seem inferior to "Microsoft Store Online", but I don't know this section could be interpreted to be about the app store. This may in some way relate to the naming conflict in that the app store is named the same thing as this article, but this section was written about what Microsoft calls "Microsoft Store Online", not the app store. I went ahead and inserted a section about the digital distribution platform which lists Windows Store as the main article. That link can be changed once we finalize its title. —DIYeditor (talk) 03:02, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

I believe you.
The problem is the Microsoft Store Online I see is not the one you see. Microsoft websites are heavily regionalized. Hence, you cannot use them as the source on themselves. (Note: I wrote "cannot", not "should not". It is literally not possible.)
We need sources for verifiability.
Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 05:18, 2 November 2017 (UTC)
It is a primary source on itself. Microsoft lets you switch market at the bottom of the page. Every market/language I checked looked identical. Maybe the title for the section could be just "Website". The apps are included in the storefront (for all markets from what I could tell). I think maybe they intend to further integrate and unify what's available on the website and what's available via the Microsoft Store app so it may be soon to make any lasting decisions on this. —DIYeditor (talk) 05:49, 2 November 2017 (UTC)
No, it lets me change the language. The services are not changed. As a matter of fact, I suspect I am merely changing the language of the page to which I am redirected, not the language of the original website. It seems you assumed too much, though. ;) Sorry. Should have been clearer. —Best regards, Codename Lisa (talk) 05:52, 2 November 2017 (UTC)
It clearly on Locale picker page says "Choose your market and language preference:" key word being market. It shows you the website for that market (note the URL). For example look at Afghanistan - no hardware offered. —DIYeditor (talk) 06:06, 2 November 2017 (UTC)
I don't have a locale picker. And anyway, relying on this unstable and primary source is wrong. –Codename Lisa (talk) 06:24, 2 November 2017 (UTC)
A secondary source would just report how the website appears in the major markets. Are you certain the language selection page (link at the bottom) doesn't say Locale picker? At any rate, I am able to use this primary source to view the store for all the markets. Much like a book you don't have a copy of, that's all that's required - that someone can verify it. Nothing unstable at all about this site as a source on itself. In fact this is a perfect example of when it is appropriate to use a primary source. Doesn't involve any interpretation at all, just reporting of facts. —DIYeditor (talk) 06:33, 2 November 2017 (UTC)
@DIYeditor: My apologies. Not because of what I said, because they are true. But you seem like a good person. (Whereas everywhere in the world, the phrase can be interpretted as favoritism, here in Wikipedia, WP:CIVIL says otherwise.) You say you have verified the source, right? Per WP:AGF, I must have believed you. Please accept my humble appologies. I henceforth withdraw my objections.
Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 09:09, 3 November 2017 (UTC)