Microsoft Announces App Hub Scheduled Maintenance

Microsoft today announced the upcoming scheduled maintenance of App Hub, the developer portal of Windows Phone platform. During this scheduled maintenance process, Microsoft is expected to sort out all the performance issues developers were facing with App Hub so far. So, developers planning to update or publish to Windows Phone Marketplace this week, should submit it today or tomorrow.

This effort also requires App Hub to be taken offline starting next Monday morning Pacific time. I don’t have an exact downtime, but we expect it to be less than 24 hours. Rest assured our teams will be working as quickly as possible to minimize the impact on you. Once the developer portal is back online, you might still encounter an occasional hiccup as we complete the back-end work over the next several weeks.

The good news is that this brief inconvenience will result in a more robust submission and certification pipeline for your Windows Phone 7.5 apps, and address many of the concerns you’ve shared over the months. We appreciate your patience during the upgrade work. If you have questions, please feel free to post a comment and I’ll do my best to answer.

Source: Windows Phone Team Blog 

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