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TechRewards, a holdover from Nokia's efforts to woo developers, shuts down
Three months ago, we reported that Microsoft had put up a notice on the Microsoft TechRewards site that the program would be closing today. Sure enough, the developer rewards program to earn badges and complete achievements has officially been shut down.The program had first launched in 2012 as DVLUP with a focus on Windows Phone developers through Nokia. In 2015, it was redubbed the Microsoft TechRewards with deeper integration and more resources from the tech giant. Members received experience points, took part in challenges, and completed quizzes to redeem for prizes from the catalog. As of today, they can no longer redeem their leftover points.According to Neowin, an email was released to notify participants of the end of Tech Rewards. Towards the end, they included a list of other programs, intent to still encourage developers for Microsoft related applications.
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