When you create a developer account on the Windows 8 store you can either create a company account or an individual account. I have seen several companies get into a “bit of a pickle” with store company accounts.
We now have some detailed guidelines which will help avoid problems later on, including:
- Create your Microsoft account using an email address that belongs to your company’s domain, but not to a single individual—for example, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Add a company phone number that does not require an extension, or an additional email distribution list as a proof.
- Limit access to your company’s Windows Store Dashboard to the smallest number of developers as possible.
- In general, use trusted PCs as your security proof. All key team members must have access to these trusted PCs.
- If you need to allow access to the Windows Store Dashboard from a non-trusted PC, limit that access to a maximum of 5 developers. These developers should access the Windows Store Dashboard from machines that share the same geographical and network location.
- Frequently manage your proofs to keep them current.