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Two Store, Three Platform and a Special Rate??? What do I get for 8$?

Recently Microsoft held it’s annual Build conference last week.  At the Keynote, it was announced that for 8 days starting Monday (one day left as of this posting!!!), developers could get a Windows Phone Store account for only 8$ !!!

The deal for the 8 dollar marketplace account applies to the Phone Store only.  You would pay the full 99 dollar fee and receive a 91 dollar refund on your card almost immediately.

The fee for a Windows Store developer account is 49$ USD and allows you to make and distribute Modern UI apps for Windows 8 and Windows RT apps which are distributed to the public via the Windows Store.

There is no fee or store for legacy style or "Desktop" apps.  These are the ones that would run with chromed windows and could be installed on earlier versions of Windows. Those you have to market or distribute yourself.

Hopefully this will clear it up for you a bit.

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