How do you get your free account for publishing phone apps?

imageLet’s clear up some confusion that arose when the new Dreamspark launched over how students sign up for the free App Hub account and save the $99 fee.

Where do I go to download software?

This has not changed, though the page looks different. Visit  to sign up for Dreamspark and download software

Do I have to use a Windows Live ID for my email address?

Dreamspark does not require you to sign up using a Windows Live ID, but, App Hub does require a Windows Live ID. So if you are going to publish a phone app the answer is Yes.

How do I save the $99 and get my free App Hub student account?

  1. Open a browser and navigate to App Hub
  2. Select “Join Now” on the right side of the page.
  3. Sign in with your Windows Live ID, or if you do not have one yet, please follow the steps to create one.
  4. Select your Country from the drop down list, select “Student” as your account type, and review the Terms and Conditions.  Click “Next” after agreeing to the Terms and Conditions.
  5. You will be asked to verify your student status.  Click the link that says “Continue to DreamSpark to verify your student status.”
  6. You will be redirected to the DreamSpark website.  Follow the steps to verify your student status.
  7. Upon successfully verifying your student status you will be redirected back to the App Hub registration process.
  8. Complete the registration form and begin uploading applications, don't forget to register for the Developer Movement to get great rewards for your apps (deadline May 20,2012)
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