Get early access to submit your application to the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace

Microsoft has just announced an early access submissions programm for all developers who have already finished their Windows Phone 7 application and wish to submit it as soon as possible to the marketplace. Because of the relatively large number of applications being developed and the fact that the Marketplace back-end is totally new an revamped ,Microsoft has decided to get things done on gradualy and the timeline looks like this:

•Oct 4: All registered developers have been contacted and invited to request early submission to the Marketplace certification process.

•Oct 6: Deadline for registered developers to respond to the invitation to participate in early submission. Of those that request access, an initial group of a couple of thousand developers will be accepted on a first come, first served basis to receive guidance and early access to the new application submission and certification process.

•Oct 11: Participating early certification developers will receive instructions on submitting their xaps, allowing those apps to be published in Marketplace in the lead up to, and after, launch.

•Oct 12-November: Microsoft will continue processing submissions and prioritizing new requests in the order they are received until the self-serve submission process is broadly enabled.

For more info head over here or check your mail if you are already a registered developer.