Microsoft says it has fixed the digital certificate problem that prompted the company to temporarily stop publishing new apps to the Windows Phone Marketplace earlier this week.

The problem was related to the launch of the new Windows Phone Dev Center, with a rebuilt backend infrastructure, according to the company.

The glitch affected Windows Phone 7.5 users who had upgraded from an earlier version of the operating system. They received error messages when trying to download some apps, including the New York Times app, WhatsApp, and the Bing Translator app.

“We fixed the digital certificate problem and last evening resumed publishing new apps and updates,” wrote Microsoft’s Mazhar Mohammed in an update to his post yesterday. “It will take a day or two for the repair to fully deploy and newly-published apps to begin appearing in Marketplace again.  If you experienced errors, I want to emphasize that you don’t need to do anything to start downloading new apps or updates once the repair has finished rolling out.”

Microsoft’s Todd Brix says developers with apps in the publishing pipeline also don’t need to take any action to have their apps proceed.



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  • CrepitusMango29
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    Kudos to the Microsoft engineers who worked with alacrity to resolve this issue.

  • guest

    Huh. Took linger to fix than I was expecting.

  • guest

    Congratulations to MS on giving their already failing phone OS another black eye!

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