Microsoft, an American software giant, is mulling to aggressively expand its retail store network across the globe with plans to have more than 100 stores by 2014.

Under the expansion plan, the software giant intends foray into China in 2013.

The company currently operates 75 physical retail locations, including its temporary specialty stores.

Earlier in June 2013, the company has launched seven outlets to push the sales of its products such as Surface tablet, Windows 8, and the upcoming Xbox One.

At the Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft chief operating officer Kevin Turner confirmed plans to set up at least 101 stores by July 2014.

The launch into Chinese market is a very significant step in its strategic plan, Turner added.

Microsoft has recently forged an agreement with electronics retailer Best Buy to open store-in-store model outlets in 500 of its outlets across the US and in more than 100 Best Buy and Future Shop outlets in Canada

In India, the company plans to unveil Windows Stores under experience zone format inside retail outlets.