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Windows Phone Marketplace app publishing issue resolved

Many users have had an issue downloading or updating an app in the past few days and today Microsoft has fixed the issue. Microsoft ran into an issue with the digital certificates used to sign apps which caused problems for users downloading or updating apps.

This issue seems to affect those who recently upgraded to Windows Phone 7.5 and not those who bought a phone with WP7.5 pre-installed. “We’ve run into an issue with the digital certificates used to sign apps, and this is preventing some phones from installing some apps published during the last couple of days,” Microsoft explains. Microsoft belives that this problem affects a small percentage of apps in the Marketplace and apps that recently issued new updates.

Microsoft has fixed this issue today and issued a statement regarding the issue. “We fixed the digital certificate problem and last evening resumed publishing new apps. It will take a day or two for the repair to fully deploy and newly-published apps to begin appearing in Marketplace again. If your app was in the process of being published, you don’t need to take any action. We have applied the fix and the app will continue through the certification and publishing workflow as normal,” Microsoft explained.

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