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postheadericon New Nokia Lumia Icon available at Microsoft retail stores

REDMOND, Wash. — Feb. 12, 2014 — Preorders for the new Nokia Lumia Icon will be offered at all Microsoft retail store locations, Microsoft Corp. announced Wednesday. The Lumia Icon is available for preorder immediately at Microsoft retail store locations and will hit store shelves and the Microsoft online store Feb. 20. Customers who purchase a Lumia Icon before March 16, 2014, at Microsoft retail store locations and the Microsoft online store will receive a free Nokia Wireless Charging accessory valued between $ 49 and $ 69.*


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February 11, 2014
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“The Microsoft retail stores are excited to offer our customers the new Nokia Lumia Icon for purchase,” said Kelly Soligon, senior director, Marketing and Experiences for Microsoft retail stores. “Microsoft retail store customers not only get access to this great new Windows Phone from Nokia, they also have a chance to customize it from top to bottom and receive a complimentary, personalized setup session with a Microsoft retail store associate.”

The Nokia Lumia Icon offers a 5-inch, HD, reduced-glare display and a 20-megapixel camera sensor that features Nokia PureView technology and ZEISS optics. With four high-performance mics and Nokia Rich Recording, the Lumia Icon captures HD video while reducing background noise. Powered by the latest version of Windows Phone 8, the Nokia Lumia Icon comes with Live Tiles, which let you pin your favorite people, apps and more to your Start Screen for updates you care about and a phone that is uniquely yours. Windows Phone 8 also offers more than 220,000 apps with about 500 new apps added daily. For a more dynamic experience, the Lumia Icon phone pairs great with the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet, also available at Microsoft retail stores. More information on the Icon is available on the Windows Phone blog.

The Icon will be available for $ 199 for new Verizon customers or for existing customers who are eligible for an upgrade with a new two-year agreement.

The Microsoft retail store offers a range of best-in-class choices to fit anyone’s needs and budgets, with a mission to help customers get the most choice, value and service with their technology investments. The stores offer a curated assortment of selected products, including Windows 8.1 PCs, tablets, Windows Phones, Xbox One, Microsoft Office 365 and more.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

* Qualifying customers at retail stores may receive a free Nokia Wireless Charging Plate or a free Nokia Wireless Charging Stand. Qualifying online customers will receive a free Nokia Wireless Charging Plate. Offers are not valid on prior orders or purchases; cannot be combined with other offers, transferred, or otherwise redeemed for cash or gift cards. Taxes may apply. Microsoft reserves the right to cancel, change or suspend offers at any time without notice. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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postheadericon Microsoft all in for retail; extends leadership in end-to-end customer interactions and omni-channel operations

NEW YORK Jan. 13 , 2014 At the National Retail Federation (NRF)’s Annual Convention on Monday, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”) showcased the latest release of Microsoft Dynamics for Retail. The release features innovation in modern, mobile commerce, catalog and call center sales, as well as advanced operations for warehousing and transportation and logistics management. Managed by a true omni-channel commerce engine, these new capabilities further enhance the unique end-to-end value proposition of Microsoft Dynamics for Retail to help businesses such as Ashley Furniture Industries Inc., Delta Air Lines Inc. and Jean Coutu Group Inc. deliver amazing experiences that make happy customers.

Building on its commitment to deliver complete shopping experiences, Microsoft announced new alliances with Vantiv Inc. and Sitecore, as well as an expanded relationship with IBM. In addition, the company highlighted solution innovations on Windows Mobile devices and Microsoft Surface 2, reinforcing the company’s unique position as a retailer and developer of enterprise hardware and business applications. All of this helps ensure that customers get industry-leading solutions that help them reduce costs and complexity and enable them to always be ready for what’s next.

“Success in a retail environment that is modern, mobile, global and ‘always on’ requires businesses to create the personal and highly differentiated customer interactions,” said Kirill Tatarinov, executive vice president, Microsoft Business Solutions. “Microsoft is committed to helping businesses deliver amazing retail experiences today. It is at the core of our vision for the retail industry to help businesses connect without compromise across channels, on any device, anywhere.”

Industry-leading mobile commerce options and complete end-to-e nd e c ommerce solution

As part of Microsoft’s alliance with Vantiv, a leading provider of payment processing services and related technology solutions, Microsoft Dynamics for Retail will deliver a new range of solutions for mobile POS and cloud-connected payments that can help businesses maximize their customer reach at any scale, end-to-end. From simple mobile payment collection in the field and individual direct-sales transactions to retail store operations and more, the combination of Microsoft’s technology with Vantiv’s scalable, integrated payment processing services and technology will make it easy for businesses to take advantage of their most important asset, people, to offer seamless, best-in-class experiences.

“Our alliance with Microsoft is a great example of how Vantiv is extending payment and POS innovation to our merchant partners,” said Elizabeth Rector, senior vice president of e-commerce and mobile at Vantiv. “Microsoft Dynamic’s POS leadership and reseller network combined with Vantiv’s omni-channel payments platform and vast distribution channels enable an entirely new scale of mobile payment solutions, delivering a true 360-degree experience to mid-market and enterprise merchants across any vertical.”

Offering customers the first end-to-end, enterprise e-commerce solution based entirely on Microsoft technology, the company also announced an alliance with Sitecore, a global leader in customer experience management software, to integrate its leading customer experience platform with the leading omni-channel commerce capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics. This combined solution will give businesses the ability to design completely connected online experiences optimized for the behaviors, devices and preferences of visitors with complete, real-time, omni-channel order management.

“This alliance is a game-changer for the retail industry. The integration of Sitecore’s best-in-class experience platform with Microsoft’s powerful, proven commerce solution will allow organizations to harness the power of real-time data insights to personalize and deliver compelling, consistent brand experiences — online, in-store and across any channel,” said Darren Guarnaccia, chief strategy officer for Sitecore. “Sitecore and Microsoft both offer trusted enterprise solutions globally and have a strong foundation of exceptional technology and joint customer success to build from.”

Microsoft and IBM team to deliver innovation and value to retailers

Microsoft also announced an expanded relationship with IBM, combining the powerful capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 in retail and distribution with IBM’s proven global leadership in delivering integrated, enterprise retail solutions. The relationship also includes plans for IBM to develop and deploy differentiated intellectual property to offer unique, enhanced value to customers around world.

“IBM’s expanded collaboration with Microsoft will deliver innovative technology solutions that will help retailers seamlessly connect to their customers while delivering an exceptional brand experience,” said Brian Minnix, partner, Worldwide Retail Competency Center Lead, IBM. “We look forward to teaming with Microsoft to design differentiated retail solutions and services for today’s connected customers.”

More information on the new capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics for Retail can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics/retail.aspx.

About Microsoft Dynamics

At the heart of every successful business are the people who make things happen. Microsoft Dynamics designs modern business solutions that empower individuals with intuitive tools that allow them to do their best work. Our proactive, easy-to-use business applications adapt to the way people and systems work, enabling businesses to rapidly deploy and be forward-looking in an ever-changing world.

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Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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postheadericon Jean Coutu Group chooses Microsoft Dynamics for Retail to streamline operations

REDMOND, Wash. Nov . 21 , 2013 The Jean Coutu Group Inc. (PJC), one of the most trusted names in Canadian pharmacy retailing, has selected Microsoft Dynamics for Retail to manage all its retail operations, from its headquarters down to the point of sale (POS) devices in stores. The company chose Microsoft Dynamics for its familiarity, flexible architecture that enables easy integration and simplicity that gives people a RoleTailored experience, which is an element of the solution that surfaces relevant information based on the user’s role. PJC will deploy Microsoft Dynamics to more than 400 stores, 3,000 POS systems and 11,500 devices with implementation to start in 2014.

“We knew we wanted a system that we could scale for future growth and gave people across the company the information they need to do their jobs. Microsoft Dynamics provides that flexibility along with an easy, familiar interface,” said Alain Boudreault, vice president and chief information officer, Jean Coutu Group. “This will help us better serve our customers now and in the future.”

PJC employs more than 19,000 people and operates a network of more than 400 franchised stores in the Canadian provinces of Québec, New Brunswick and Ontario under the banners of PJC Jean Coutu, PJC Clinique, PJC Santé and PJC Santé Beauté. Besides running these retail operations, PJC also responds to the needs of its franchise network by providing an array of technical and professional support services, as well as the supply, warehousing and delivery of products.

PJC needed a new, integrated system to manage its retail operation because its current system was reaching the end of its life. The company was looking for one solution to cover the whole spectrum of retail operations. As the selection process began, PJC managers discovered that one solution for all their needs was nearly impossible to find, and they decided to consider two solutions: one for the retail headquarters and store management, and one for the POS. However, after they found that Microsoft Dynamics for Retail would meet all of PJC’s needs in one solution, the decision became very simple.

“The fact that Microsoft is providing us with an end-to-end solution makes it so much easier to envision our future technology plans and the future of our retail business,” Boudreault said. “We are also considering deploying Windows tablets as part of our overall mobile POS strategy and are excited at the potential Microsoft can bring to PJC.”

More information about how organizations are turning to Microsoft technology is available on the Microsoft Customer Spotlight newsroom.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://www.microsoft.com/news. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at http://www.microsoft.com/news/contactpr.mspx.

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postheadericon New Nokia Lumia 1520 device available at Microsoft retail stores

REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 7, 2013 — Preorders for the new Nokia Lumia 1520 will be offered at all Microsoft retail store locations, as well as through http://www.MicrosoftStore.com, the company announced today. The Lumia 1520 is available for preorder immediately, and will hit store shelves and the online store Nov. 22. Customers who preorder a Nokia Lumia 1520 before Nov. 22, 2013 at Microsoft retail store locations, as well as through http://www.MicrosoftStore.com, will receive a $ 50 Microsoft Store app card, a free flip cover valued at $ 39.99, in addition to the $ 20 app card provided by Nokia, and a free download of “Halo: Spartan Assault” for Windows Phone. Customers who purchase the Lumia 1520 at Microsoft retail store locations, as well as through http://www.MicrosoftStore.com on or after Nov. 22 will receive a $ 50 Microsoft Store app card, in addition to the $ 20 app card provided by Nokia and a free download of “Halo: Spartan Assault” for Windows Phone.*

“Our stores celebrate personal choice, so we’re happy to offer our customers the ability to purchase the exciting new Nokia Lumia 1520 device through Microsoft retail stores,” said Kelly Soligon, senior director, Marketing and Experiences for Microsoft retail stores. “Microsoft retail store customers not only get access to this great new Windows Phone from Nokia, but they can also have a chance to customize it from top to bottom and receive a complimentary, personalized setup session with a Microsoft retail store associate.”

Launched in October at the Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi, the Nokia Lumia 1520 is a 6-inch, full-HD smartphone with a quad-core processor and a 20-megapixel PureView camera sensor. Powered by the latest version of Windows Phone 8, the Lumia 1520 comes with Live Tiles, which let you pin your favorite people, apps and more to your Start Screen for updates you care about and a phone that is uniquely yours. Windows Phone 8 also offers more than 175,000 apps and games with new titles like Instagram, Vine and Mint coming soon. More information on the Nokia Lumia 1520 device is available on the Windows Phone Blog.

The Nokia Lumia 1520 will be available for $ 199 for new AT&T customers or existing customers eligible for an upgrade with a two-year agreement. The Lumia 1520 will initially be available in black, red and white, with yellow to become available later this year.

The Microsoft retail store offers a range of best-in-class choices to fit anyone’s needs and budgets, with a mission to help customers get the most choice, value and service with their technology investments. The stores offer a curated assortment of selected products, including Windows 8.1 PCs, tablets, Windows Phones, Kinect for Xbox 360, Microsoft Office 365 and more.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

* Offers are not valid on prior orders or purchases; cannot be combined with other offers, transferred, or otherwise redeemed for cash or gift cards. Taxes may apply. Microsoft reserves the right to cancel, change or suspend offers at any time without notice. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Microsoft Store $ 50 App Card and Flip Cover: Available in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Flip cover available Nov. 8–21 or while supplies last; limited quantities and colors available. App Card available until Dec. 21. A $ 25 preorder deposit required. Customer will pay remaining balance for phone at redemption. App Card and flip cover will be received at time of redemption. Pre-order must be redeemed prior to Dec. 21, 2013. Limit five per customer. Halo Download: Offer good only in the U.S. from Nov. 22, 2013 through Jan. 9, 2014, to AT&T customers who have purchased a Lumia 1520. Limit one free download per phone. Download must be completed on or before Jan. 9, 2014. “Halo: Spartan Assault” requires users to sign into Xbox with a Microsoft account to play. For more information, press only: Rapid Response Team, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, (503) 443-7070, rrt@waggeneredstrom.com

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