Say goodbye! Microsoft Store Canada is closing all of its locations and service will be online only from now on. Stores have already had their doors shut for months now because of the COVID-19 pandemic.\nThe computer company announced on June 26 that all of its retail locations would be closing permanently which includes seven in Canada.\nThey called this a strategic change in operations.\nSo, instead of offering service in-store, it will only be done at corporate facilities or online where team members will provide support remotely.\nAccording to the company, this is happening because there has already been a shift to online service.\n"Our sales have grown online as our product portfolio has evolved to largely digital offerings, and our talented team has proven success serving customers beyond any physical location," said David Porter, vice president of Microsoft Corporate, in a news release.\nLocations have been closed since the end of March because of the pandemic and during that time, the tech giant's team members were doing the stuff normally done in-store online.\nThere are 82 stores around the world with the most being located in the U.S.\nB.C. and Alberta have two Microsoft Store locations each and Ontario has three.\nView this post on Instagram Not sure I get what's behind @microsoft's strategy of locating a retail store right next to an @apple store. The Apple Store is always packed to the gills, while the Microsoft Store looks like somebody just pulled a fire alarm. What kind of message does that send to potential shoppers? - #microsoft #applestore #yorkdale #windows95 A post shared by Robert Lendvai (@robertlendvai) on Feb 20, 2019 at 12:14pm PST\nInstead of having actual physical locations for people to shop and get tech support at, the tech company will be investing in digital storefronts.\nThe retail team will serve customers that way on the company's website.\nThe company expects that new online services will include one on one video chat support, online tutorial videos, virtual workshops and more.\nView this post on Instagram Hosting free kids coding workshops at @Microsoft Burnaby & Downtown on Sept 17 and Oct 17. Stoked! @kidscoding #bced #kidscode A post shared by Melody Ma (@melodyyyma) on Aug 21, 2015 at 6:41pm PDT\nAt the stores, you could buy products, get support and take workshops.\nSo, kind of like Apple stores.\nMicrosoft isn't the only retailer that has been closing up shop recently.\nAbout 250 Victoria's Secret locations in Canada and the U.S. are set to close for good this year.\nForever 21 stores closed across the country last year at the end of November.