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Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) launched its 42nd store Friday morning with an appearance by Steve Ballmer and tickets to a free concert from recording artist Kelly Clarkson.

It was a fun-filled event with an immeasurable level of enthusiasm from Clarkson fans, techies and Microsoft store employees alike.

As a bonus, Microsoft passed out tons of t-shirts, offered discounts on the Surface RT and gave a cornucopia of cool prizes -- including a fully-paid pre-order for Xbox One.

Louis Bedigian is the Senior Tech Analyst and Features Writer of Benzinga. You can reach him at 248-636-1322 or louis(at)benzingapro(dot)com. Follow him @LouisBedigianBZ

  • 360 Degrees of Fun

    360 Degrees of Fun

    These lucky ladies walked away with an Xbox 360.

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  • Meet and Greet

    Meet and Greet

    This is one of the few lucky women who will get to meet Kelly Clarkson after the free, Microsoft-sponsored show at the Somerset Collection in Troy, Michigan.

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  • An Xbox and Then Some

    An Xbox and Then Some

    Sara Sweeney came to see Kelly and to check out the new Microsoft store, but she was handed a special bonus: an Xbox 360 game console.

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  • The Luckiest Kid on Earth

    The Luckiest Kid on Earth

    Is this the luckiest kid in the history of planet Earth?

    After winning a guitar signed by Kelly Clarkson, an Xbox One pre-order (fully paid!) and a Surface RT, who wouldn't want to be this kid!?

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  • More Chances to Win

    More Chances to Win

    Not everyone walked away with a major prize package, but Microsoft offered other opportunities to win.

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  • Tickets Galore

    Tickets Galore

    The crowds were massive, but Microsoft came prepared -- ensuring that everyone who dropped by the store Friday morning walked away with a ticket to Kelly Clarkson's free show.

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  • The Colors of Microsoft

    The Colors of Microsoft

    While a certain other tech giant is known for dressing employees in the same shade of blue, Microsoft employees and visitors were given a variety of brightly colored shirts.

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  • This Kid is in Awe

    This Kid is in Awe

    Xbox 360 proved to be an exciting attraction for this young visitor.

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  • Surface for Less

    Surface for Less

    Microsoft gave store visitors the chance to save $200 Friday.

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  • What's in the Bag?

    What's in the Bag?

    Likely a Surface tablet, but it could be any of the hundreds (if not thousands) of products that are being sold at the new Microsoft store in Metro Detroit.

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