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May 6, 2011
Windows Phone Developer Blog

More clarity and self-test help on our Content Policies and Technical Requirements

One of the main priorities of the Windows Phone Marketplace team is to help the developer community more easily publish applications and games to Windows Phone Marketplace. During the past month, we’ve focused on streamlining the overall app submission process and adding clarity to our certification requirements. Today, we’re happy to announce that we’ve made some important changes that will make your life easier.

First, we’ve updated and clarified our content policies and technical requirements to address some of the common questions and points of confusion that we have heard from several developers. These requirement changes will go into effect on June 3 for new applications and application updates.

Second, we have added several test steps to the technical certification requirements to help developers conduct in-house application testing during the development cycle, in order to avoid common certification pitfalls and to improve pass rates and certification times.

Finally, the application certification requirements for Windows Phone have now been integrated into our MSDN developer documentation. You can find the updated certification requirements here.

We hope that these changes will help you to more easily publish your amazing apps and games to Windows Phone Marketplace.

If you have questions or would like to provide feedback on these changes please feel free to offer them in the App Hub Forum topic here.