Windows Store Developer Account
Before you start selling your apps in the Windows Store, you must have a developer account, which means that you must register yourself at the Windows Developer Center. To do so, you must register with a Microsoft account at https://appdev.microsoft.com/StorePortals/. The procedure has a cost: $49 as individual or $99 as company. This will allow you to access the Windows Developer Center Dashboard. Optionally, if you are already registered as a Windows Phone developer you can link these two accounts in order to use the same publisher name for both platforms (see Figure B-1).
Figure B-1. Account type ...