A DevCenter account is required in order to submit both free and paid apps to the Windows Store and Windows Phone. You can create a DevCenter account for free using your DreamSpark account in just four simple steps. From the screenshots, it might look intimidating, but it’s really simple and easy and won’t take more than 5 minutes. If you would like to have a DreamSpark account, you must contact your Computer Science department or local Microsoft Student Partners (MSP).
This is how it’s done:
Next you will get the order receipt where you will find the verification code (see picture below)
Fill up the required account information and click on “Continue to verify.” Next you will see the following page, select “I was issued a verification code” and enter the verification code you ordered earlier from your DreamSpark Account and then click on the “verify” button.
Next you will see the following page which says that your academic status has been successfully verified. At the bottom of that page you will find an option to Map your Accounts.
Clicking on “Map Your Accounts” will lead you to Microsoft sign in page. Once you sign in by entering your Microsoft Account (live/Hotmail/outlook) and password, you will receive a message saying that your account has been successfully mapped. Click on “Continue.”
Again go to students > app development > Windows Phone 8 Learn More. Scroll down to the bottom of the page you will navigate to. Under “Publish your app” you will find the option “Get your registration code” in red. Click on it.
Next you will see the following page, click on “Get code now.”
This is your registration code (see picture below)
Go through the Purchase Summary, if everything looks fine go ahead and click “Purchase”, otherwise click “Back” and edit. You are done! If you are planning to submit free apps, just click “Done”. But if you want to submit paid apps too, you need to set up your payment account and tax profile. Note: You can set up or edit your payment account and tax profile later from your Dashboard.
Congratulations! you now have DevCenter account. You will also find DevCenter for Windows Store in the Dashboard of your Windows Phone DevCenter and vice versa.
Article courtesy: Anika Sayara