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Windows Developer accounts no longer expire

  1. #1

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Windows Developer accounts no longer expire

    Microsoft has today made a small change to the way developers subscribe to the Windows Developer Center. According to a few developers, Microsoft has removed the 1 year renewal period, meaning developers can keep their apps in the Store forever without the worry of needing money to pay a yearly subscription.

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    If you have 100% free no strings attached apps that you developed, then you are welcomed to post about it with a link to your download and information page at the link below here at Eight Forums to help promote it a bit.

    Free Developer Programs and Projects - Windows 8 Forums

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    Puerto Rico
    Posts : 70
    Windows 7 Ultimate/Windows 8.1 Update Pro with Media Center/Windows Technical Preview [All 64-bit]

    I'm so happy about this! I'm even happier about the fact that I had the subscription for free already (from DreamSpark) and now I can keep my apps (which I will start building soon, hopefully) pretty much like forever! xDD

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    Yeah.. very welcome - why they first have to irritate everyone before sanity prevails IDK..

    Anyway, got this email last week ...No details yet re: discounts for Windows XP or Windows 7 users
    (There was also mention of a 15% discount on Windows 8 upgrades - still need to check that out)

    Dear Partner,

    We are excited to announce that this fiscal year, we have a lot planned to help you, as our Partners, increase your sales and make the most out of your cloud business. With the all new SKU lineup, you will be able to offer your customers even more value though Office 365 at an even more affordable rate, while the ability to customize plans will give your customers incredible flexibility. All this has been put in place to help you sell more, and increase your market share.

    That's not all. For your customers who are still working on Windows XP or Windows 7, we have exciting discounts that can help them Get Modern. So don't wait; help your customers upgrade to the latest Windows today.

    This month's newsletter has exciting opportunities to help you grow your business by leaps and bounds. Make the most of them and get to the top today!

    Happy reading.

    Chrystele Dumont
    MEA Partner Marketing Manager

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  4. #4

    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,444
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    Talk about perfect timing! Mine was up to renewal on the 19th, in two days. Due some real life issues related to ex-wife I am currently not able to use my PayPal so logged today in to my dev account in order to change the payment method. Got the info, came here to post it but noticed Brink had been faster .

    Nice surprise. Thanks MS!

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  5. #5

    Puerto Rico
    Posts : 70
    Windows 7 Ultimate/Windows 8.1 Update Pro with Media Center/Windows Technical Preview [All 64-bit]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Got the info, came here to post it but noticed Brink had been faster .
    Brink is always faster than any of us... I think he has some type of super power or something. Or maybe, he is indeed an alien!!!!

    Just kidding!!!!
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