Allow multiple Microsoft Accounts to manage a Dev Center Publisher account
For corporate accounts, sometimes there is a need for more than 1 live id to access the dev. center. For example, more than 1 person from development team needs access to the portal as well as the development lead. Currently, all these people need to share the same live-id which is totally impractical as it can be a personal live id of a manager and he is not willing to share it with others. It would be really nice if access can be given to other live ids as well!
Thanks for the suggestion; I’m marking this as under review for implementation in a future release of the Store.
This is definitely a very known pain point for both larger publishing houses and for when a consultant is involved.
Jason Band commented
So it takes 1 year to mark this obvious issue as "under review" and more than a year to actually do something about it... Microsoft could have at least fixed this issue for the Office App Store which is brand new!
Still nothing, how wonderful. This is the exact reason our Windows Phone app has gotten significantly less updates than our iOS and Android version
David Prows commented
One would think MS is a small company without resources. This basic functionality should have been there from the beginning, let alone two years after it was rolled out. Apple, Google, and even Amazon have this. It just doesn't make sense.
Unbelievable!! It is a very basic feature. Windows Phone Store is horrible :-(
Marco Scole' commented
come on, come on... this should be a basic feature!
Nearly 2 years!!! Come on MS. We need this for enterprise development and working with third party companies.
It's almost been an entire year and this issue is still in the backlog!!
I deliberately pushed to support MS in my gaming company, because I was disturbed by the lack of development I saw for MS apps. Now I sign up for an MS development account for my company... and I'm disturbed by the lack of support for MS developers. No wonder there's a lack of development. This is a basic asset in development - at the very least, the lead developer or producer needs to be able to access the dashboard for each project.
How much longer we have to wait? I would just suggest to my boss stop taking in Windows Phone app project, stick to Android & iOS, because Microsoft doesn't seems to care.
It's end of 1st quarter 2015 already
Its really astonishing that this dont exists. Its basically a dealbreaker for us as external contractor to do windows phone development for our clients. Get your stuff together MS!
This is definitely a must have for corporate accounts
Hi Cliff, a question for MS
What happens when that developer leaves the company and takes all the details with him?
According to MS Support:
"You'll have to be logged in as the developer of the account in order for us to
speak to you about that account."
"Unfortunately that is true. At this point you'll have to take this up with your legal team to go after the developer. We cannot discuss this account with you or make any changes to the account."
Hey Cliff Simpkins (Sr Product Manager Dev Center), its 2015, WAKE UP!!
Vitor Franchito commented
@Cliff, what is the status of this solution? Do we have an expected date to go live?
J Colar commented
This is a critical issue for Banks like mine wanting to publish apps, especially given our strict user rights access policies mandated by government banking oversight agencies.
As you know both Apple and Google Play stores have very easy and granular access permissioning for other users.
J. Bijvoets commented
I agree with all complaints written as reaction on this post.
I am curious which lonely person is responsible for the apps posted by Microsoft. Someone at Microsoft should have noted this ridiculous flaw by own experience.
And would I have been one of the first encountering this problem, I would accept it, but it is already for at least almost two years... the first post is from April 2013 and now it is December 2014!
Please fix. My CFO needs to login to get revenue/set up tax forms etc... The way it's set up now doesn't work for companies only 1 man shops... this is a pri1 and should be fixed immediately as we can't function liek this... please fix.
Web Manager commented
Looks like that at moment the Dev center portal miss any team management tool.
This feature is very important because help developers to work together joining their knowledge, also help companies to manage and assign creation and management of various App to different developers.
Having warranties about the management of the created or founded App is a crucial step for a succesfull network development.
Without this feature my company, and I suppose other companies too, will continue to invest more in Android and IOS development then in Windows Phone.
Andreas Bergqvist commented
This is a functionallity thats required for us as a production agency for other companies!
Should we ask for our customers Windows logins to be able to publish apps to their accounts?!?
Santiago Lema commented
I just changed to a company account believing this would be obvious. How the **** can Microsoft not support this?
No wonder no one supports this platform... As soon as you have a team of 2 developers it becomes inappropriate.