Saturday, June 15, 2013

Renewing a Windows Phone developer subscription with an MSDN token

For the last 3 years I've paid (yes, with real money) for my Windows Phone developer subscription. As I've just come up for renewal again I wanted to use the token I get as part of my MSDN subscription (that I also pay for).

In the phone dev centre there was a nice link prompting me to renew. On that renewal page there was an option to pay for renewal or enter a code. Obviously I wanted the "enter a code" option but where to get that code from? Unfortunately it wasn't as easy to find as I would have liked so I thought I'd share it here.

It's actually quite simple (once you know how)

  • Log into your account on msdn.microsoft.com.
  • Got to https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/manage/
  • Under the Subsccription Benefits find "Windows Phone developer account"
  • Click on the "get code" link to reveal your code - it is a GUID
  • Enter that code (GUID) in to the phone dev center renewal page.
  • Done!

Hope this helps.



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