Microsoft opened the first of its new fleet of Microsoft Stores Thursday in Scottsdale, Arizona, and, it turns out, people lined up to be among the first inside. A video posted by "microsoftstore" on YouTube shows a long line of people waiting some two hours before the store opened.
There had been much speculation as to whether or not the company could garner the kind of excitement and attention that Apple gets for its stores, and while the excitement per se might be missing from this line, the attention is certainly present.
The company also released Windows 7 Thursday, which is likely adding to the line. We also noticed that at least one of the people in the line was sporting a MacBook Pro.
Video posted by user "microsoftstore" on YouTube.
Thanks to Scott Knaster for the heads up via Twitter.