Microsoft is Planning on Opening Retail Stores


Microsoft is planning to launch new Microsoft-branded retail stores, according to a company press release issued on February 12.

The press release announced the appointment of David Porter, a new Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Retail Stores. Formerly he worked for Dreamworks Animation and Wal-mart, Porter starts his new job at Microsoft on February 16.

There’s no word so far on when or where Microsoft is planning to launch the first of its new retail outlets. But the company is planning to use them to showcase Windows 7, Windows Mobile and Windows Live.