Windows Azure – RoleEnvironmentException was unhandled

I was going through a rather lengthy tutorial on Windows Azure and ran across an error that just happened to be a typo on my part, but yielded a less than illuminating error: I mis-typed “DiagnosticsConnectionString” as “DiagnosticConnectionString” without the “s” on the end of “Diagnostics”.  It caused the Azure Development fabric to hurl, and…


Azure Epiphany #1

Well, OK.  Epiphany may be too strong of a word here.  But in my last post, I wondered aloud (or on paper or electronic bits or whatever), “What to do with Windows Azure?”. One thing you can do with Windows Azure is to use it sort of like an ISP on steroids. Host a web…


What to do with Windows Azure?

I got my invitation code for Windows Azure today.  Except for the PDC keynotes, I hadn’t really looked at anything Azure related.  So I vaguely have this idea about what Azure is about (cloud computing?  OK, what does that look like, exactly?), but what do I do with it?  After about a minute, I thought…

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