I sent in my application surely over half a year ago. No feedback, no rejection, no request for more information. What is going on?
If Microsoft wants to have only experienced companies with multiple-person teams releasing products in the Marketplace, OK, they are free to have such a policy. Even though I think that would be a sad policy.
But why can't they at least respond then, that I don't fill their requirements?
(Even though I am new in developing aircraft for Flight Simulator, I am learning quickly, and have a long software engineering experience. I would say I know what I am doing... even if I learn new things all the time of course. I am reasonably certain I will be able to produce aircraft that are as good as some already available in the Marketplace.)
Compare to Apple that doesn't have any barriers other than the yearly fee to enroll in their Developer Programme. When releasing a product in their App Store it has to pass review. That is a much better policy in my humble opinion.
I would love to be able to eventually release the results of my work on add-on aircrafts in the Marketplace. Because that will reach a much larger customer base, and the downloads are encrypted so random people won't be able to rip off my intellectual property.