$99 Marketplace Rebate Extension for Windows Phone 7 [Developers]

For better or worse, if you want to develop for Windows Phone 7 and publish, you have to pay Microsoft $99 for the privilege. However, if you publish two games to the Marketplace, you can get that back in a rebate (opens in new tab) from big'ol MS. That rebate was set to expire...well soon (it was always a temporary offer). Well, both an extension and a firm date has been given: February 15th, 2011.

So if you haven't yet done so, either publish those titles and/or send in the rebate.

Source: Doris Chen's Blog (opens in new tab)

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

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  • Glad to see the offer is still going on. Just in case, the offer applies to any app, not just games. For the procrastinators, your apps have to be in the Marketplace by Feb 15, 2011, so don't think you can submit them for approval on that date and expect to squeak by. http://phone.microsoftplatformready.com/Offers.aspx