10/20/2011--Seattle, WA, USA...Microsoft store manager Melinda George cheers while MSFT Corporate VP Rich Kaplan cuts the ribbon opening the company's new store...Microsoft (MSFT) opened their 12th retail store in Seattle's U-Village shopping center today. Nearly 1000 people waited in line for the opening of the company's first store in Seattle. The store opened up directly across from an Apple store. Nationwide, Microsoft will open two more this fall, in California and Virginia. ..©2011 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved.