Then again in late December, developers learned that Microsoft's DRM (Digital Rights Management) was far too easy to crack. Finally, Microsoft is starting to appease their oh-so-essential developers. Payments, as promised, are now starting to roll in.
Unfortunately, @AndyBeaulieu also reports that the Payout report feature is still broken. We can't stress enough how important it is to keep a good rapport with developers. They are, after all, the front lines of an OS' appeal. Particularly now, Microsoft will have to become synonymous with good developer relations and prompt payment. If not, consumers will quickly follow developers to other systems.
source: @AndyBeaulieu via Electricpig