DreamSpark provides Free Windows Marketplace for Mobile for Students

Microsoft has always recognized the passion for technology and the drive to change the world with software showed by students all over the world through the Microsoft DreamSpark program and the annual Imagine Cup event. Microsoft DreamSpark program provides students with Microsoft professional development tools for free.


DreamSpark has now partnered with Windows Marketplace for Mobile so that students can build and deploy apps to Windows Phone Marketplace for free (US and other selected areas).

This would waive the $99 registration fee and give the students the first 5 application submissions for free!

Why students should develop apps for Windows Phone 7?

  • While students may develop apps for learning or as a hobby, they can also deploy these WP7 apps on the Marketplace for free and earn some extra cash off of it.
  • Students at UC Berkeley save time with Windows Phone 7 development (3 weeks vs. 3 hours). Watch the testimonial video below.

More Resources:

Register for the Marketplace | Windows Phone Developer Blog | Windows Phone 7 Developer Training Kit | Windows Phone Developer Home

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Abhishek Baxi writes on the Windows ecosystem and hosts an online show - Microsoft Talk (MSTalk.in) and owns the Windows Phone portal - I Love Windows Phone (ilovewindowsphone.in). He lives at www.baxiabhishek.info and talks incessantly on Twitter.