Microsoft will be opening 75 Microsoft Stores in the next two to three years, Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner told attendees of the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference on July 13. (In 2009, Turner announced Microsoft's retail store plan for the first time to partners at the Worldwide Partner Conference, noting that the goal was to open stores as close to Apple's as possible.)
On Day 3 keynote, Turner flashed a slide with a map showing new stores dotting the U.S. I noticed a lot of new stores highlighted for the New England/New York City area. Brad Sams grabbed a screen shot embedded below of Turner's map slide.
Also shown off during this presentation was that an Apple retailer in Latin America was showing off Apple hardware running Windows 7. Microsoft used this to poke fun that Apple makes fantastic hardware but that their OS is still behind Windows 7.