Windows Phone Dev Center and Windows Phone Store infrastructure update now address another 100+ fixes and improvements. The company says, while they're rolling out these changes now, it may take a few days for them to take effect globally.
"Most are designed to further streamline the app certification process, address app update workflow issues, and improve site performance overall," Microsoft stated.
In addition, Microsoft enabling developer registration in 13 new markets via Dev Center with this release include "Afghanistan, Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Mongolia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Timor-Leste," Todd Brix reveals in a Windows Phone developer blog post.
Adding, "Developers in these 13 markets will now be able to register a Dev Center account and submit free apps to the Windows Phone Store," he said.
For a full list of the 191 Windows Phone Dev Center supported markets, check here.
In Windows 8 news today, Microsoft published a whitepaper entitled "Need to know how to migrate your Release Preview app to Windows 8," that provides guidance and tips for migrating code assets built using the Windows 8 Release Preview released in May 2012 to Windows 8.
It includes porting guidance and helpful details for developers who are tasked with migrating apps from versions of Windows 8 Release Preview.
"This document helps developers who have written apps or samples that worked with the Windows 8 Release Preview and who now must update their Windows Store apps to work with Windows 8. The goal of this guide is not to provide an exhaustive list of changes or potential issues, but rather to point out the most relevant "gotchas." This should save you time and get you to "80%" much faster than you would have gotten there otherwise.
Download Migrating your Release Preview app to Windows 8 here.