I'm a geekette who enjoys playing with new technology for software developers. I work as a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft. My current focus is on Windows Store development for Windows 8.
Update: there are no longer registration codes available for the Windows Store...it is now open to the public for anyone to submit apps at https://appdev.microsoft.com/storeportals.
Who’s got a registration code for early access to the Windows Store? This girl!
Last week, I participated in an App Excellence Lab. This means that I met for several hours with a trained Microsoft Services Engineer, who reviewed one of the Windows 8 Metro apps that I’ve written. During the session, we tested my app and ran through a checklist to ensure that my application will be of high quality. The engineer and I chatted about ways to make my app even better, and I could ask questions if I wanted. It is really awesome that the Windows team made this investment in me as a developer! My application passed the review, and I was given a registration code for early access to the Windows Store.
Now, you may have wandered over to the Windows Store developer portal, and seen that at the current time, application submissions are not open to the public for all developers to submit yet. But, like me, you can also have the opportunity to meet with an engineer who will review your Metro app and possibly grant you a registration code (we are also calling them “tokens”) for early access to the Windows Store.
Why might you want a registration code?
So how do you get a registration code? Jaime Rodriguez explains the process in a blog post. The highlights are:
If you live in the middle third of the United States, contact me and I will send you an email explaining the whole process of getting a registration code for the Windows Store. If you don’t live in the middle third of the US, email firstname.lastname@example.org as explained above.
This is a very exciting opportunity!!! I’ve already seen some pretty cool Metro apps from developers who have attended some of my training events…keep them coming!