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Microsoft Canada campaigning for retail store

Microsoft Canada president Eric Gales talks about the cloud, Windows Phone, and a Canadian Microsoft store

With Microsoft Corp.‘s (NASDAQ: MSFT) 2012 Worldwide Partner Conference scheduled for next summer in Toronto, expect a busy year ahead in Canada for Microsoft and its partners.

At the 2011 partner conference in Los Angeles, CDN editor Paolo Del Nibletto sat down with Microsoft Canada president Eric Gales to discuss bringing the conference to Canada and the prospects for a Microsoft store in Canada, as well as the vendor’s progress in cloud computing and with its Windows Phone 7 mobile OS.