Updated Release Notes for the Windows Azure Tools March 2009 CTP


Update: We’ve refreshed the release and this new release resolves these issues.  See here for more information.


We recently helped out a couple of folks on the Windows Azure Forum and felt it would be useful to post some information about two issues we’ve been seeing in the March 2009 CTP.


Issue: Visual Studio closes unexpectedly when launching Help | About or creating a Cloud Service in some non ENU Operating Systems.


Workaround: Modify (you might have to add it if it’s not there) the value of the following key to “False”:


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0\Cloud Computing Tools\Update Notification\AutomaticUpdatesEnabled=”False”


Issue: if you specify the SQL instance to use for the Development Storage (through the DSInit command line utility in the SDK), the “Create Test Storage Tables” command will fail. 


Workaround: Please replace the Microsoft.CloudService.targets file with the file attached to this blog post


This is useful for people that wish to use a different SQL Server instance other than SQL Server Express.


You can find the Microsoft.CloudService.Targets file to replace in your C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft\Cloud Service\v1.0 directory. 


Hope this helps, stay tuned for more information.

Microsoft.CloudService.targets