https://redmondmag.com/articles/2020/06/26/microsoft-retail-locations-shut-down.aspx

Microsoft is pivoting its retail operations to focus more on online sales, a plan that would mean the closing of most physical Microsoft Store locations. There are about 83 physical Microsoft Stores worldwide, most of them in the United States. According to an announcement Friday, Microsoft plans to close all of them except the “Microsoft Experience Centers in London, NYC, Sydney, and Redmond campus locations.”

Microsoft Store retail employees will continue to serve consumers, small business, education and enterprise customers, but it’ll happen via online support from “Microsoft corporate locations.” Microsoft’s store employees have been working from home since March, when Microsoft initially closed its physical stores to address COVID-19 public health concerns.