Help with app certification

  • Windows 8 app certification requirements. This guiding document is updated to include more details and examples of what’s required to pass certification.
  • Avoiding common certification failures Driven by the app certification team, this new topic lists common reasons why apps fail certification.
  • Resolving certification failures This new article contains an entry for each certification requirement, and lists the current recommendations for resolving common failures. When a developer learns that their app has failed certification, point them here.
  • Index of UX guidelines: The index of UX guidelines is the checklist used to evaluate apps in the App Fast Track.

Developer registration

  • Opening a developer account This topic explains the steps to open a Windows Store developer account. Once an account is open, developers can log into their Store Dashboard and start publishing apps.
  • About strong authentication This topic explains how Microsoft Accounts are kept secure by requiring security proofs that use multiple forms of identification.


Publishing apps


In-app purchases

New articles on in-app purchases have been published to help address confusion.