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 Windows Marketplace for MobileWindows Mobile Code Signing
DescriptionAn integrated end-to-end process that takes your application from development to distribution – your code signed Windows Mobile 6.0, 6.1 and 6.5 applications will be at the fingertips of Windows Mobile users worldwide. Learn more.Developers can code sign Windows Mobile 6.0, 6.1 and 6.5 applications to help end-users better determine trusted code from potentially questionable code.
DistributionMonetization of applications through the Windows Marketplace catalog. Applications can be purchased on devices running Windows Mobile 6.0, 6.1, 6.5, or from a Web site.The developer manages applications through other distribution channels.
Application TypesApplications need to meet the application type requirements.Applications need to have an executable that installs on the Windows Mobile 6.0, 6.1 or 6.5 operating systems.
ProcessIntegrated application submission, testing, code signing and distribution. Faster time to market and monetization.Developers submit applications directly to VeriSign, a Microsoft partner, for code signing.
Marketing Benefits20 Microsoft Partner Program points for testing completion and the application is included in the Marketplace on-device and PC website catalogs.There are no associated Microsoft marketing benefits.
Cost Current promotion is a $99 annual registration fee, which covers five application submissions to Windows Marketplace for Mobile.Code signing is required for applications that need access to privileged mode on Standard devices and recommended for all platforms. Code signing costs start around $350 and include 10 code signing events. Detailed pricing is available from VeriSign.
Mobile2Market or Application
Certification Program

The Mobile2Market, M2M or Application Certification Program, was retired on February 18, 2010. The program, along with the associated benefits, including Designed for Windows Mobile testing, Partner Points, the Designed for Windows Mobile logo and the Windows Mobile Catalog are no longer offered. Any earned Microsoft Partner Program points are still valid.