Microsoft is giving up its retail footprint, as the company today announced it would be closing its Microsoft Store brick-and-mortar locations.
The company's website lists 82 such locations between the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and Puerto Rico.
The closures will lead to Microsoft taking a pre-tax charge of roughly $450 million for the quarter ending June 30, with that largely coming from asset write-offs and impairments.
Microsoft said retail team members will instead work remotely to provide sales, training, and support for customers.