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This is a bit confusing so bear with me.

Microsoft recently announced lifetime developer accounts for $19. These are for submitting apps to the Windows Phone app store and the Windows 8 app store. Currently registered developers are automatically in the program while new developers that sign up will not have to renew yearly: http://blogs.windows.com/building...s-program/

But instead of new users having to pay, you can get a code for a free account.

First sign in with your Microsoft account and join Windows Dev Center Benefits here: https://devcenterbenefits.windows.com/

You will be given a free code for a Dev Center account for unregistered developers (under My Offers).

Use the code to sign up here: http://dev.windows.com/en-us/getstarted#3 for a personal account and the $19 fee is waived.
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#1
To redeem the Dev Center Benefits program offer, you must commit to submitting a new app to Windows or Windows Phone store within 90 days after receiving this Dev Center code.
1 Like #2
This'll work for 90 days max, unless you're a coder:

Terms & Conditions
You’re not eligible for this benefit if you already have a Windows or Windows Phone Dev Center account.
You must submit a new app to Windows Store or Windows Phone Store within 90 days after receiving the registration code.
The registration code can’t be used to renew an existing Windows Dev Center account.
You’ll need to agree to the terms of the App Developer Agreement ("ADA") to use Windows Dev Center. The ADA is available here.
#3
Darwa
This'll work for 90 days max, unless you're a coder:

Terms & Conditions
You’re not eligible for this benefit if you already have a Windows or Windows Phone Dev Center account.
You must submit a new app to Windows Store or Windows Phone Store within 90 days after receiving the registration code.
The registration code can’t be used to renew an existing Windows Dev Center account.
You’ll need to agree to the terms of the App Developer Agreement ("ADA") to use Windows Dev Center. The ADA is available here.

That remains to be seen, that is still a lot of free Microsoft software in the meantime though.
#4
done! thanks for sharing!
#5
Does anyone that signs up get this $25 microsoft card?

edit: Ignore me, it's US only and you need to release an app

Edited By: arasma on Oct 01, 2014 20:43: clarification
#6
Any idea how long the code will work for?
2 Likes #7
Great find and share, thank you.
Fortunately for me, I'm a coder and whilst I wasn't planning on developing for Windows/WinPhone until later in 2015, I reckon I can cobble something together in 90 days. Thank you.
#8
Dave
To redeem the Dev Center Benefits program offer, you must commit to submitting a new app to Windows or Windows Phone store within 90 days after receiving this Dev Center code.

Technically it does not have to be a working app, a simple "Hello World" would suffice.
#9
someone share the code for a simple multiplayer hello world x app where x = x +1 :p
oh and half the ad revenue is mine :p
#10
can someone briefly outline the benefits of a Dev Center account?
I take it, not the same as having a MSDN license?
1 Like #11
try: https://appstudio.windows.com to make a quick app

Edited By: boringest on Oct 03, 2014 22:44
#12
Thanks registered
#13
thanks
#14
Thanks very much. Was not expecting much, but Win 10 is brilliant on my old MSI Wind U100.
Had to Descale the resolution to an acceptable 1024*768 but the result is fab.
1 Like #15
If you've a student in your household then they can get https://www.dreamspark.com/ which includes a host of software including the full version of Visual Studio. For anyone developing this is much easier and user friendly than Eclipse is for Android.

I'm currently struggling through this Python free course but I just checked and there is a course that has already begun on C# which would be most useful for Windows Development (I've just signed up just now :))

***EDIT*** This course is a year old!!! But the advantage is all the material has been worked through so you can go at your own pace. The disadvatage is you can't really ask for much help if you get stuck.


Windows (just like the Play store) charges a fee to get your first App into the store, I guess this is to put people off spamming the store with absolute junk and "Hello World" programs. This post waives that fee so many thanks to the O/P for it.

Is there a time limit for this? It might be worth completing the C# Course before using this code.



Edited By: GlentoranMark on Oct 04, 2014 13:19: added edit
#16
Gosh they are getting desperate aren't they. Windows Phone is dead.
#17
Deeco
Gosh they are getting desperate aren't they. Windows Phone is dead.

No, no it's not...
#18
AGrumpyDad
Great find and share, thank you.
Fortunately for me, I'm a coder and whilst I wasn't planning on developing for Windows/WinPhone until later in 2015, I reckon I can cobble something together in 90 days. Thank you.
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