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:
- You can click Register now to register for your Windows Store developer account.
- The Windows Store is currently closed to general submissions. If you don't have a registration code, you'll be able to sign up when the Windows Store opens for general submissions."
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!