Microsoft resumes publishing apps on Windows Store

17 Aug 2012

After a bug in digital signatures prevented developers from publishing their apps in the Windows Store, Microsoft is understood to have finally fixed the problem.

Because of the bug, Microsoft stopped publishing new apps until the digital signing problems were back under control.

However, it emerged this afternoon that new apps can begin publishing again.

End users on Windows Phone devices would have seen error messages when trying to download new apps.

“We fixed the digital certificate problem and last evening resumed publishing new apps. It will take a day or two for the repair to fully deploy and newly-published apps to begin appearing in Marketplace again,” Microsoft’s Todd Brix explained on the Windows blog.

“If your app was in the process of being published, you don’t need to take any action. We have applied the fix and the app will continue through the certification and publishing workflow as normal.”

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years