Windows Store now open for all Developers!
Microsoft reached the last significant milestone in the rollout of the Windows Store before the general availability of Windows 8 on October 26. The Windows Store is now open for app submissions from all developers – individuals and companies – in all 120 markets.
Eligible MSDN subscribers receive a free, one-year Windows Store developer account as part of their MSDN benefits. Eligible subscriptions include Visual Studio Professional, Test Professional, Premium, Ultimate, and BizSpark. We have a program for students—DreamSpark—that similarly waives the subscription fee. And we have an offer for businesses in our BizSpark program, as well.
Getting started is easy—just go to the Windows Store Dashboard on the Windows Dev Center and sign up.