Microsoft's "Retail Experience Center" is a 20,000 sqft private retail centre at Redmond that Microsoft is fiddling around with new retail tech, like real-time cart info and other POS services. It's awesome. Here's why.
One, it reminds me a lot of the actual Microsoft retail store that used to be in the Sony Metreon in SF. It was weird, because it was in a Sony building, but awesome, because it had tons of Microsoft stuff—much like this retail experience centre. I don't remember actually buying
anything, but it was the Microsoft equivalent of being in an Apple store. It's hard to describe, but is definitely something every tech person should experience once.