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Student Windows Phone Developers to Start From Scratch After Dreamspark

October 6, 2011 No Comments

It makes sense to me that students will have to create a pic account after they are done with school. To me that is a no-brainer and should be expected by everyone. What I didn’t expect was that when Your Dreamspark  profile runs out and you aren’t a student anymore, you will have to start from scratch. Pull old apps from the marketplace, create a paid account and resubmit everything is what you are going to have to do. Not only is this frustrating but Microsoft should try to find a way around this ASAP! Im sure they would be able to figure something out… 

The official statement:

“You’ll have to wait until the App Hub account expires, then renew your Live ID with DreamSpark. App Hub gives you a 30 day grace period to renew, so don’t worry about your published apps.

To re-verify as a student, go to www.dreamspark.com, sign in with your Live ID, click verify on the left-hand side of the screen (if there is a tick mark next to it, your subscription hasn’t expired yet).

There is no way to change the account type. The only way to renew is with an active DreamSpark account. If that is not possible, you will have to create a paid account, unpublish the apps from the student account and submit them under the new one. The app IDs will be different as there is no way to migrate data.”

Source: wpcentral


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