Microsoft has quietly made a small but very welcome change to its Windows Developer Center. In short, the one year renewal period has now been ditched, which means that Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 developers can keep their apps in their respective stores for as long as they want.
Previously, developers had to pay $19 each year to renew their account and keep their app in the store. This removal of the renewal period will like be a big help for Windows developers who will have one less thing to worry about in terms of maintaining and updating their apps. So far, Microsoft has not commented on this change or why it was made, but it was noticed by a number of Windows app developers this week.
What do you think about Microsoft making this change?