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Windows 8 and Windows Phone Developer Promotions

Microsoft and its various partners often run promotions and contests of interest to Windows 8 and Windows Phone Developers. Below you'll find short descriptions and links to promotions that are currently in market. If you're aware of an a offer that's not present here, do send me a note with a link to that offer, and I'll post it here.

The listing below is ordered by deadline for entry. Do note that many of these offers require having an application published in the Windows Store or the Windows Phone store, so leave ample time for the certification process. Also carefully read each promotion’s official rules for the entry process and eligibility requirements.

$19 Developer Accounts (indefinitely!)

The registration fee for an annual Windows Phone Dev Center subscription is now only $19 - that's an 81% savings on the previous fee of $99!

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First App Promotion (while supplies last!)

First App PromotionThis one comes courtesy of Nokia Developer Ambassador, Lance McCarthy, for first time Windows Phone developers in New England (and beyond!). It's actually three separate offers: