One of the best things about working with Students is I get to give them all the resources they need for free! That is always a treat . Through DreamSparks students have the ability to build all tools they need for free.
Accessing your Free Windows Store Account
- Set up a live account by going to outlook.com. If you have one skip this step an move the next.
- Access DreamSpark.com and click on student.
- Create a new DreamSpark account. If you have one already sign into your account using your Windows live account.
- Click on app development
With DreamSpark, students have options to develop and publish on multiple platforms.
- Click on Windows 8 learn more
Once you have clicked on step 5 (above), you will see the image below.
If you haven’t already make sure to download Visual Studio Professional or Ultimate using your DreamSpark account as well. Why get the express version when you can get the pro version for free.
Grab your Free Windows Store Account
- To Grab your free Windows Store Account scroll down to step 3 under “Steps to building your app“. To get a free Windows Store Account you need to: 1) Verify you a student. 2) Get a registration code. 3) Register for a Windows Store
- Click on Verify now
- As a student you can be verified by school , ISIC card or a Verification code. In this case we are going to be verified by school.
- Enter your school name,
- Enter your school email address and wait for the activation email response; read and follow instructions.
- Once you have completed the instructions in the email you will receive this
- Click continue
- Click Get code Now. Copy and save this code for later .
- Scroll down to Windows Store (point 3) and click on Go to Windows Store.
- Log in with your live account / Microsoft account.
- You will be prompted to receive a text or email to protect your sensitive information .
- Enter your secret code
Setup your account
- Pick an individual account
- Fill in account info
- Read the agreement; accept terms and conditions; and click Next.
- It’s time to use the registration code . Click update total .
- Fill in your credit card details. Note that you will not be charged the registration fee since you used your DreamSpark registration code.
- Your purchase amount is now zero!!!!
- Click get started and continue. If you want to setup a payout account for paid apps read this and jump to slide 9.