During this week’s Build 2012 development conference, Microsoft is rolling out plenty of freebies and discounts in an attempt to get developers excited about Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Now, it has announced that it is temporarily lowering the price for Windows Phone developer registration by 92 percent. Anyone who signs up during the next eight days will pay just $8 instead of the usual $99 price tag. (Actually, developers will still be charged $99, and Microsoft will refund $91 within 30 to 45 days.)
Microsoft is also giving Build attendees a free Surface tablet with a touch cover, 100GB of free SkyDrive cloud storage and a free Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone.