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Lisa Williams of White Plains holds up a (Credit: John Meore)

Lisa Williams of White Plains holds up a winning ticket as Microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester mall in White Plains. (Sept. 28, 2012)

Microsoft store in White Plains

Microsoft's flagship store opens at The Westchester mall in White Plains. Achim Berg, Corporate Vice President WW Operator Channels at Microsoft, presented software grants to the JCY-Westchester Community Partner, Nepperhan Community Center and the Junior Achievement of Hudson Valley in a total amount of 1.5 millions dollares. these grants are intended to create opportunities for local youth through technology. Wristbands were given out to the first 2,500 customers for a performance by Lenny Kravitz Sept. 29, 2012 at White Plains High School. (Sept. 28, 2012)

Microsoft VP Achim Berg, cuts the ribbon while
(Credit: John Meore)

Microsoft VP Achim Berg, cuts the ribbon while Store Manager Tino Rodriguez, right, and staff members jump in the air as Microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester mall in White Plains. (Sept. 28, 2012)

Lisa Williams of White Plains holds up a
(Credit: John Meore)

Lisa Williams of White Plains holds up a winning ticket as Microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester mall in White Plains. (Sept. 28, 2012)

Employees welcome shoppers as they enter the store
(Credit: John Meore)

Employees welcome shoppers as they enter the store as Microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester mall in White Plains. (Sept. 28, 2012)

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Kacey Lampoverde, 17, and Alexa Guzman, 17 both
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Kacey Lampoverde, 17, and Alexa Guzman, 17 both of Yonkers play a game as Microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester mall in White Plains. (Sept. 28, 2012)

Employees welcome shoppers with music and dancing as
(Credit: John Meore)

Employees welcome shoppers with music and dancing as they enter the store as Microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester mall in White Plains. (Sept. 28, 2012)

Microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester
(Credit: John Meore)

Microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester mall in White Plains. (Sept. 28, 2012)

A Junior Achievement member (name withheld) checks one
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A Junior Achievement member (name withheld) checks one of the many new products on display as Microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester mall in White Plains. (Sept. 28, 2012)

Microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester
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Microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester mall in White Plains. (Sept. 28, 2012)

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Daniel Villko of Yonkers gets a free t-shirt
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Daniel Villko of Yonkers gets a free t-shirt as he waits in line for Microsoft's flagship store to open at The Westchester mall in White Plains. (Sept. 28, 2012)

Microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester
(Credit: John Meore)

Microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester mall in White Plains. (Sept. 28, 2012)

Microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester
(Credit: John Meore)

Microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester mall in White Plains. (Sept. 28, 2012)

Sheryl Jackson of Ossining enters her information with
(Credit: John Meore)

Sheryl Jackson of Ossining enters her information with Ian Taylor to win prizes as Microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester mall in White Plains. (Sept. 28, 2012)

Microsoft employee Rafael Rispoli keeps the crown motivated
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Microsoft employee Rafael Rispoli keeps the crown motivated as Microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester mall in White Plains. (Sept. 28, 2012)

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Lis Aguiar, left, and Naiana Melo, both from
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Lis Aguiar, left, and Naiana Melo, both from Brazil, wait in line as Microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester in White Plains. (Sept. 28, 2012)

Nepperhan Community Center Director Dr. James Bostic, center,
(Credit: John Meore)

Nepperhan Community Center Director Dr. James Bostic, center, accepts a check for $250,000 in software for the center as Microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester mall in White Plains. (Sept. 28, 2012)

Store Manager Tino Rodriguez, right, welcomes the crowd
(Credit: John Meore)

Store Manager Tino Rodriguez, right, welcomes the crowd and begins the opening ceremony as Microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester mall in White Plains. (Sept. 28, 2012)

Angela Giustino of Junior Achievement of the Hudson
(Credit: John Meore)

Angela Giustino of Junior Achievement of the Hudson Valley , center, flanked by Microsoft VP Achim Berg, left and Store Manager Tino Rodriguez, right, accepts a check for $1,000,000 in software for the program as microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester mall in White Plains. (Sept. 28, 2012)

Laurence Gottlieb, Director of Economic Development for the
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Laurence Gottlieb, Director of Economic Development for the Office of the County Executive, right, speaks at the opening of the Microsoft store at The Westchester mall in White Plains. (Sept. 28, 2012)

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JCY Westchester Community Partners, Janice Lubin Kirchner, left,
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JCY Westchester Community Partners, Janice Lubin Kirchner, left, accepts a check from Microsoft Store Manager Tino Rogriguez right, as Microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester mall in White Plains. (Sept. 28, 2012)

Microsoft VP Achim Berg, cuts the ribbon while
(Credit: John Meore)

Microsoft VP Achim Berg, cuts the ribbon while Store Manager Tino Rodriguez, right, and staff members jump in the air as Microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester mall in White Plains. (Sept. 28, 2012)

Nepperhan Community Center Director Dr. James Bostic, center,
(Credit: John Meore)

Nepperhan Community Center Director Dr. James Bostic, center, accepts a check for $250,000 in software for the center as Microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester mall in White Plains. (Sept. 28, 2012)

Laurence Gottlieb, Director of Economic Development for the
(Credit: John Meore)

Laurence Gottlieb, Director of Economic Development for the Office of the County Executive, right, speaks at the opening of the Microsoft store at The Westchester mall in White Plains. (Sept. 28, 2012)

JCY Westchester Community Partners, Janice Lubin Kirchner, center,
(Credit: John Meore)

JCY Westchester Community Partners, Janice Lubin Kirchner, center, flanked by Microsoft VP Achim Berg, left and Store Manager Tino Rodriguez, right, accepts a check for $250,000 in software for the center as Microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester mall in White Plains. (Sept. 28, 2012)

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Employees welcome shoppers as they enter the store
(Credit: John Meore)

Employees welcome shoppers as they enter the store as Microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester mall in White Plains. (Sept. 28, 2012)

Microsoft VP Achim Berg, cuts the ribbon while
(Credit: John Meore)

Microsoft VP Achim Berg, cuts the ribbon while Store Manager Tino Rodriguez, right, and staff members jump in the air as Microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester mall in White Plains. (Sept. 28, 2012)

Employees welcome shoppers as they enter the store
(Credit: John Meore)

Employees welcome shoppers as they enter the store as Microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester mall in White Plains. (Sept. 28, 2012)

Jamie Cristini, 7, of Wilton CT, checks out
(Credit: John Meore)

Jamie Cristini, 7, of Wilton CT, checks out a new laptop computor as Microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester mall in White Plains. (Sept. 28, 2012)

Employees welcome shoppers as they enter the store
(Credit: John Meore)

Employees welcome shoppers as they enter the store as Microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester mall in White Plains. (Sept. 28, 2012)

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Employees show shoppers the line of products as
(Credit: John Meore)

Employees show shoppers the line of products as Microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester mall in White Plains. (Sept. 28, 2012)

White Plains Mayor Tom Roach speaks with Jennifer
(Credit: John Meore)

White Plains Mayor Tom Roach speaks with Jennifer Rodgers of Microsoft as Microsoft opens a flagship store at The Westchester mall in White Plains. (Sept. 28, 2012)

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