A quick tip and slight deviation from my normal schedule of a Monday morning post:

Recently my Microsoft Dynamics Windows 8 Concept App displayed an X in the bottom right hand corner and I was no longer able to launch the app:


When this happened to me last time, I just reinstalled the app and that renewed the licence for me. This time however I decided to do some research and came across this article by Tom Barnes. Fortunately renewing the licence is really simple:

  1. Run PowerShell as an Administrator
    1. Search for PowerShell – right click and “run as administrator” or if using touch screen: select the app icon and drag slightly down and the app bar will open, select  “run as administrator”.
  2. Run the following command:
    1. Show-WindowsDeveloperLicenseRegistration
  3. Enter your Live ID, Hotmail or Outlook.com credentials

If you are a partner and want to download the application you need to log into Partner Source and download the Microsoft Dynamics Windows 8 Concept Application from here.

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