So, apparently my elation is short lived - you need a registration code to actually register for a dev account right now. https://appdev.microsoft.com/StorePortals/en-US/Account/signup/start

"If you have a registration code:

Anyone on the inside got any secrets as to how to get a registration code prior to general opening? Is there a connect program or special for MSDN subscribers for it somewhere? All I really want to do at this stage is reserve an app name, but I can't without a proper dev account...

Maybe I should just have some more patience! Smiley