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No, it’s not exactly on the level of an iPhone launch, but hey, it’s a start.

Microsoft held a big celebration today on its Redmond campus marking the launch of the flagship Nokia Lumia 900, and quite a few employees waited in line to get their new Windows Phones at the AT&T store inside the Microsoft Commons building, waiting as long as an hour or more in some cases.

There were high-fives and handshakes as people came out of the store with their new phones.

Sure, it’s the technological equivalent of preaching to the choir, but it hasn’t been uncommon to find Microsofties in line at the Apple store in the past, so let’s consider this progress.

Earlier: After awkward holiday launch, Nokia and Microsoft look to build Lumia 900 buzz

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