Debugging Azure HTTP 500 Errors

By default, Windows Azure Cloud Services Web Role applications, running in Windows Azure or the compute emulator, have the  HTTP Errors <httpErrors> element of the ApplicationHost.config file set to not display detailed error information. What surprised me is that under the compute emulator, IIS-Express doesn’t use the C:Users<user>DocumentsIISExpressconfigapplicationhost.config file, it uses a an ApplicationHost.config file…


Azure Table Storage

This Azure Table Storage tutorial/sample/walkthrough will get you using Azure Table Storage from ASP.NET MVC in 15 minutes. Tom Dykstra (of MVC/EF fame) and I are working on an Azure email service sample application. All the code was written by Tom.  Our first step was creating a Azure Table Storage account to contain the email…