Rolling out Windows Phone Marketplace for Launch (#wp7 #marketplace)

  • Oct 4: All registered developers have been contacted and invited to
    request early submission to the Marketplace certification process.
  • Oct 6: Deadline for registered developers to respond to the
    invitation to participate in early submission. Of those that request
    access, an initial group of a couple of thousand developers will be accepted on
    a first come, first served basis to receive guidance and early access to the new
    application submission and certification process.
  • Oct 11: Participating early certification developers will receive
    instructions on submitting their xaps, allowing those apps to be published in
    Marketplace in the lead up to, and after, launch.
  • Oct 12November: Microsoft will continue processing
    submissions and prioritizing new requests in the order they are received until
    the self-serve submission process is broadly enabled.