Microsoft to offer Windows 8 for $25 to iOS developers at app builder events

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced a program that would give iOS app developers a way to purchase a version of Windows 8, plus a version of Parallels Desktop 8 for just $25, as an incentive for them to port their iOS creations to Windows 8, or to make all new apps. That offer quickly sold out but Microsoft is now going to give iOS developers a second chance to get in on this cheap software deal.

In a post on the official Windows 8 app developer blog, mostly dealing with the Windows 8 apps that were shown at this week's DEMO Mobile conference, Microsoft announced it will be giving out 10,000 of its Windows QuickStart kits at a number of its app builder events, both in the U.S. and in other countries.

As with the previous offer, the $25 cost for the Windows QuickStart package, which would normally cost close to $200, is being donated to charity, specifically to, Khan Academy or iOS developers who cannot attend the builder events can still get the $25 Windows Quickstart software bundle at, but the package won't actually ship until sometime in early June.

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