Windows now offers Developer lifetime developer accounts and benefits


New Dev Center Lifetime Registration And Benefits Program


Starting today, Windows Dev Center requires only a one-time registration payment, which grants developers the ability to submit apps to both Windows and Windows Phone stores, with no annual renewal fee. Existing registered developers will no longer have to pay Dev Center renewal fees to maintain their account.


Today we  also announced the Dev Center Benefits program, the program has been designed to increase your success on Microsoft platforms by helping develop, improve and market your apps with a variety of offers and tools.

The good new is the Dev Center benefits program will be available to all registered developers worldwide.

So what are you waiting for sign up Now! for the Dev Center and the Dev Center Benefits program.

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Comments (4)

  1. AbelebA says:

    I'm one of those "existing registered developers" and my question is this: do I have to do anything for the new benefits to be applied? Or, is this going to take effect with out me having to do anything?


  2. kpolo says:

    I applied for a dev account a few years back and let it expire because of the annual fee – lets be honest – only Apple can get away at this point with charging an annual fee. It remains to be seen for how long. So now you want me to pay again to join?

  3. Lee Stott says:

    Lifetime Dev Center subscriptions


    Starting September 16, 2014, all Windows and Windows Phone developer accounts in Dev Center will transition to a one-time only Dev Center registration fee.

    With this change, you will no longer have to pay an annual renewal fee to maintain your Dev Center account.

    If you recently received an account renewal notification via email or in your Dev Center dashboard, you can ignore it as it was generated prior to instituting the change.

    All current Dev Center accounts will continue, without interruption. For more detail, please refer to  

  4. wesley says:

    I just downloaded the hub sample application. I compiled it and tried to run it.  When I ran it, it asked me to login as developer.  I clicked on creating a new account.  The window to type in my information is too small.  I tried to resize it but it cannot be resized.

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