When Microsoft opens a new retail store, they do it up right! It was like a party at the Walden Galleria on Saturday morning (November 16) for the grand opening of the new store.

Even with the unfortunate news that Kelly Clarkson had postponed her show due to illness, fans were upbeat and were anxiously awaiting the store opening as they waited for their shot to get tickets for the rescheduled concert (details to come on the make-good show date).

I truly enjoyed being able to help give away so many cool prizes provided by Microsoft, including products that aren't even available until late November, like the new Xbox One. I imagine this is how Oprah Winfrey feels giving away her favorite things, LOL.

It was an exciting morning for all who attended and even more so for area organizations like People Inc. and the Urban League, which both received sizable charitable donations from Microsoft!!

Check out some of the photos from the grand opening event.