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Microsoft to Open a Chain of Retail Stores for its Products

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    Software giant Microsoft is looking for another spot that will make the company's products more widespread than ever. It plans to open a chain of own retail stores that will sell all Microsoft software product including Windows and other applications as well as personal compuetrs running Windows operating system, cellphones running Windows Mobile OS and last but not least the company's Xbox videogame console. Microsoft has also appointed David Porter, a former Wal-Mart Stores executive, to lead the new initiative through its way up. Porter spent 25 years at Wal-Mart Stores in roles of increasing responsibility and seniority in store operations, merchandising and information technology. In his last role at Wal-Mart, Porter was vice president and general merchandise manager of Entertainment, where he served as a strategic point of influence throughout the Wal-Mart business. Porter’s first day at Microsoft as corporate vice president of Retail Stores will be Feb. 16, 2009.
    "There are tremendous opportunities ahead for Microsoft to create a world-class shopping experience for our customers," Porter said. "I am excited about helping consumers make more informed decisions about their PC and software purchases, and we’ll share learnings from our stores with our existing retail and OEM partners that are critical to our success." That's all we know for now, key details around the new retail stores are still to be worked out. We'll keep you posted if anything new pops up.

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    Sweet! I hope they open one up in Nebraska unlike a lot of good retailers.. I hope they sell PC games too.
     
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    I hope they open many stores are create much more jobs.
     
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    That would be good! I know I would be the first to apply at one if they opened one close to me :) I need a good summer job so I can get a PII 990 and some DDR3!
     
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    Seems abit risky to me ppl dont have the money to be spending thought theyd be happy providing software to ther stores and im sure theyd be selling pc games Shadow.
     
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    Looks like they're trying to break into even more markets. Won't be long till we see microsoft branded pc's and mobile phones
     
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    They do not need shops , they need to cut their prices at half .

    In the world of speed and technology , it would be truly fanny to see some one on the street with a speaker in his mouth to yield " Here here nice windows .. get them people, get them " :D
     
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    We're just going to end up complaining about how stupid the employees are.
     
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    Not if I work there :laugh:
     
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    Just because you are too broke to afford them doesn't mean they need to lower the prices. I see nothing wrong with Microsoft's prices.
     
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    You are like one particle of sand , one particle in the billions scale .. worths to spent mental energy over your opinion ? .... Nop its not worth it .

    Have a nice day.
     
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    Actually i agree with newtekie1, microsoft's prices seem pretty reasonable considering the amount of people behind the products they sell and the customer service behind them, so make that 2 particles of sand, soon there will be a sandstorm.

    I'd really like to see some microsoft stores, their business model would be the same as pcworld here in the uk selling complete oem pcs as well as microsoft software and hardware, so they should be able to sell enough to be profitable(similar margins on the oem pcs sold, however for each pc sold microsoft already gets liscence money for the windows liscence on the machine, so the stores don't need margins as big as other oem pc brick and mortar stores, possibly leading to lower prices).

    Would also be nice to see copies of windows 64bit OSs without the stupid premium the stores put on them, they cost the same to the store but they decide that because it's 64bit they should charge more...:shadedshu
     
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    About the sandstorm ... :)
    Thats what MS waiting or hoping for ... it aint go to happen.

    It did not happen with Vista , it will not happen now .

    They did one smart thing in the past , they separated the Home windows from the Pro Windows.

    Win 98 & 2K pro .... now that they unite them at XP Pro , you do not need more Windows,
    just software to run on them .
     
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    So you think we should all be on DX9 and use an 8 year old OS? No thank you. Vista is better than XP in pretty much every way. Seven is going to surpass both from what I used in the BETA, they just need to fix up some things and it's ready for retail. From all the praise they are getting from Seven I think it's gonna be a hit with both us techies and the average user.
     
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    There is no such thing as " new and old " .... its only "functional or not" .

    This days very few people buy because of fashion .. if there is some fashion lovers , who run after every latest release and praise the technology fashion as new God on earth , thats very few young ones .

    if you are one , name to me the number of security layers on Vista.
     
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    Actually the sandstorm did happen, yes vista doesn't have a marketshare of xp, however it was unlikely to overtake xp anyway due to quite a lot of xp machines being 4-6 years old, and not having good enough system specs or even enough value to the owners to warrant upgrading to vista, so instead of upgrading an xp machine worth less than £40 a lot of people left that xp machine running along as it doesn't cost them anything to keep it running, whilst going and buying a new vista machine with new faster hardware which has a lot longer lifespan than a machine from xp's days.

    This will be different for vista>win7 as vista machines are still relatively young so people will be prepared to upgrade them instead of replacing them as what happened with xp machines when vista came out. To be fair vista sold a lot of liscences on new machines, a lot more than some people realise (over a year ago microsoft was claiming over 100million vista copies sold, now that is inflated due to that not being the number of users, but considering that was over a year ago and people will have been buying more since then it's safe to say well over 100 million copies are in use now, i'd hardly call that a failure, more than enough for a sandstorm.
     
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    I don't give a flying spaghetti monster about security. I just want to run the latest games at the highest settings and XP does not allow that. I don't even use Aero if that's what you meant by "fashion lover". How is Vista not functional? It's functioning pretty well for right now. I haven't crashed once due to the OS. I don't even know why I'm arguing with you, you're an obvious troll..
     
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    :laugh::laugh: If computers its all about gaming to you ... its not the same for all of as , the poor XP users .
     
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    I never said anything about gaming in any of my posts. A lot of people/companies bought new machines to run vista over upgrading xp to vista on their older machines as they don't want to invest in a machine who's hardware is getting old - hard drive failure is quite high on a machine 5 years old compared to a machine 2/3 years old so a lot of busineses went out and bought new machines (rarely do businesses have their machines cracked open to have new hardware put in, they normally find it cheaper/less hassle to buy new desktops (obviously this does not apply to the server space).

    Our nature is to upgrade to the latest and greatest and insulting people because you can't understand that is rude, as well as misplaced since quite a few consumer level hard drives don't last much longer than 6 years in my experience and when they fail average joe and ordinary business go out and buy a new machine instead of bandaging up the 6 year old, faded machine in the corner (a replacment would not cost much to get hardware capable of what the average consumer/business needs).
     
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    Gamers are a very small fraction of Microsoft's income, so we don't matter. A majority of people buy a computer and use it (and the OS) for a few years. Since they use the product for so long and don't buy it as often as a gamer, they probably aren't so bothered. Besides, a lot of people don't know how large of a chunk windows is when it's added into the price of an OEM PC.
     
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    Vista doesn't user security layers. If you are talking about the protection rings, there are 4 in total.

    What part of it is a lie? You can't really say that he cares about anything other than gaming, so that can't be a lie. And XP can't play the latest games using the highest settings, it lacks DX10 and higher support.

    Every post you make, confirms more and more that you have no clue what you are talking about.
     
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    Please tells as more .. educate as .. one MS link will help too .
     
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    No, I'm not a teacher, do your own research(judging by your forum posts you need it). Besides, this isn't what this topic is about.
     
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    This MS store seems like a piss poor attempt at the Apple store. What a wonderful waste of money.
     
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