Microsoft to open 75 stores in next two to three years

Los Angeles -- In an address Wednesday at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles, COO Kevin Turner said that Microsoft hopes to open 75 freestanding Microsoft stores within the next two to three years.

“We’re going to open up to 75 more stores over the next two to three years, and continue to bring our stores outside the U.S. as well, so we’ve got a huge opportunity to get the Microsoft story out there, and we’re going to keep driving that,” Turner said.

To date, Microsoft have opened 11 stores, in scattered locations across the country. The company made its retail debut in fall 2009.

The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference is a huge event, with some 15,000 from around the globe in attendance. The event is being held in Los Angeles’ Staples Center.