Publish your Windows 8 App in 3 Steps

A few days ago a friend of mine told me she wanted to start creating some cool projects on her free time, but had no idea where or how to start. As an answer to her, and many other developers that may find themselves in the same situation, I will posting in the following weeks about the many resources Microsoft has created to help you materialize that cool idea you have pounding your head.

We will start with the 3 short videos from the Technical Evangelist Jim O'Neil, where he tells us the easy steps to get your app in the store, passing through the simple certification process. This videos could help you regardless of the nature of your app, it could be the spiritual successor of Halo or the new ultra connected social network, you will still need to submit your app and Jim got you covered.

If you want to jump to a particular subject just check the links below the videos to get to the right one. 

  • [00:28] Manifest editor: Application UI
  • [00:40] Required visual assets
  • [02:28] Manifest editor: Capabilities
  • [03:06] Privacy policy requirement
  • [03:45] Manifest editor: Declarations
  • [04:01] Manifest editor: Packaging



  • [00:47] Step 1: Application Name
  • [00:58] Step 2: Selling Details
  • [02:27] Step 3: Services
  • [03:38] Step 4: Age rating and rating certificates
  • [03:16] Step 5: Cryptography
  • [03:35] Step 6: Packages
  • [05:03] Step 6a: Windows Application Certification Kit (WACK)
  • [05:52] Step 6b: Uploading the .appxupload files
  • [06:17] Step 7: Description (including Privacy Policy)
  • [07:02] Step 8: Notes to testers
  • [07:27] Review and submit


Comments (2)
  1. great video, very informative, I took all my doubts about publishing  windows Store Apps

  2. hielo777 says:

    Boa tarde Leonardo,

    I am really glad that you liked the videos, the nice comment will be passed to Jim, he is always creating awesome content. If you need any more help, just contact me using my email:

    I can procure a nice power Point Presentation that goes through most of the same steps.

    Let me know when you get to publish your first app, I would love to check it and publicize it.

    Escribiría en Portunhol pero no sé si sería lo suficientemente claro 🙂

    Bom fim de semana

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