First Microsoft Store Opens
The first of Microsoft's new retail stores opened Thursday in Scottsdale, Ariz., the AP reported.
Hundreds of customers had reportedly waited outside the store for the launch, which coincided with the worldwide release of Windows 7, also on Thursday. A second store, in Mission Viejo, Calif., will open next month, with more to come.
Also this week, Microsoft began selling PCs and other products directly from its online store.