Free access to Microsoft Windows Store and Windows Phone Dev Center through www.DreamSpark.com account
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With DreamSpark, students can get free access to the Microsoft Windows Store and Windows Phone Dev Center, submit your apps at no cost and make money!
Students with a verified Microsoft http://www.DreamSpark.com account in specific countries/regions can get free access to the Windows Store and Windows Phone Dev Center to post their Apps. There are 2 simple steps required:
1. Redeem your DreamSpark.com verification code by clicking on Add to Cart on this page. This code will allow you to create a DreamSpark.com account and demonstrate your student status which is a pre-requisite to be able to get free access to the Microsoft Windows Store and Windows Phone Dev Center. Your DreamSpark.com account is valid for 12 months from the time of activation.
2. Go to www.dreamspark.com/Student/Windows-Store-Access.aspx. Follow the instructions on that page to create your DreamSpark.com account using the verification code that you redeemed here, and then get the Registration code required for free access to the Microsoft Windows Store and Windows Phone Dev Center. Note that the App Stores are available only in certain countries/regions listed on the Windows Store registration page.
If you already have a verified DreamSpark.com account you go directly to www.dreamspark.com/Student/Windows-Store-Access.aspx, sign in by clicking on Sign in on the sub navigation bar and then click on the appropriate button to redeem your registration code.
Ready to start developing apps? Access the Windows 8 Getting Started Guide and the Windows Phone Getting Started Guide to get the resources you need.