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Visual Studio 2013 Cookbook by Richard Banks, Jeff Martin

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Getting a Windows Store app developer license

In order for your local Windows apps to be run on your local developer machine, you will need a developer license. Note that this license is free and different from a developer account. The license allows you to develop and test Windows Store apps on your local developer machine. The account is used in conjunction with distributing your app through the Windows Store. There is no cost to obtain a license; it is merely used by Microsoft to track who is developing Windows Store apps. Conversely, a fee is charged by Microsoft to obtain a developer account.

A developer license is required because there would be security implications if a malicious Store app was distributed independent of Microsoft's ability ...

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