Windows Phone Store Bug Sees Microsoft Block New Apps

Microsoft is experiencing major problems with its Windows Phone Store as it updates from the backend system which used to power Windows Phone Marketplace. The result: major problems downloading software, and a block on new apps.

In a blogpost, Microsoft pointed out that the problem is related to digital certificates and should only affect users who have upgraded their phones to version 7.5 of WinPho. In the meantime Microsoft urges users who see floods of error messages to... "ignore" them. Hey, thanks Microsoft!

While the company fixes the problem, it's decided to stop publishing new apps to the store. There're no promises on when the problem will be fixed, but Microsoft assures s that it knows "what's causing the issue" and is "already planning to roll out a fix." [Microsoft via Verge]