For those of you that have been unfortunate enough to experience the VS crash when using the ASP.Net MVC RC in a Windows Azure Cloud Service project, I have good news!
The CLR team has distributed a hotfix. The KB Article number is 963676 and is posted at http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=963676
The hotfix isn't specific to the MVC crash, it solves some crashes in the WPF Designer as well.
You can download the hotfix here: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=16827&wa=wsignin1.0
- For Vista/Windows Server 2008 32 bit: Use Windows6.0-KB963676-x86.msu
- For Vista/Windows Server 2008 64 bit: Use Windows6.0-KB963676-x64.msu
[update 8/27/2010] - This hotfix has been superceded: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981574/ and unfortunately it appears we no longer host it on Connect so you'll have to contact Microsoft support, see the KB article for more information.