Making Sense of Windows Store Developer Accounts

I found it rather annoying having to dig through pages of documentation regarding publication of Windows Store Apps just to figure out what kind of account I needed to create. So, here’s a quick table to see the comparison at an extremely basic level.

Individual DeveloperCompany DeveloperEnterprise DeveloperOEM Developer
DreamSpark / Student Account CapableX
Submit Modern UI (aka Metro, aka Windows Store) Apps to the Windows StoreXXXX
Submit Desktop Apps to the Windows StoreXXX
Create Account with SSN (US only)XIf registered as Individual
Create Account with EIN (US only)XIf registered as CompanyX

One other thing to note is that Individual Accounts cannot use the following “app capabilities.”

Reference: Publishing your app to the Store

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