Windows Azure SDK 1.5 and VMWare Workstation 8 (DevFC.exe stopped working)

Today I had a problem starting the Windows Azure Compute Emulator. I got this error. I uninstalled the Windows Azure SDK 1.5 and reinstalled it via the Microsoft Web platform Installer. But the problem kept coming. At one point I was able to debug and the message told “There is already a listener on IP endpoint“. This can also be found in the DevFabric logging at C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\dftmp\DevFCLogs. The eventviewer only shows warnings and the detail in it is useless. But which process? So I did a Bing search and I found this thread. More people had this problem and … Continue reading Windows Azure SDK 1.5 and VMWare Workstation 8 (DevFC.exe stopped working)

SQL Azure DACPAC – import and export data

If you keep an eye on the Windows Azure blog then you saw the  announcement of service release of SQL Azure. With this update there are also changes made to the SQL Azure part on the Windows Azure portal. Before we had Houston (on my Dutch blog I had months ago an item on that one). Houston was the web tooling to manage the database objects on a SQL Azure instance. And it was pretty neat! Other competitors also came with Web sites from which you can manage a SQL Azure instance. This new release is a clean-up of the … Continue reading SQL Azure DACPAC – import and export data

SQL Azure development with tooling ‘Juneau’

At this moment when you develop for SQL Azure you miss some of the cool tools. The tools you are familiar with while developing for SQL Server 2008 R2. In the SQL Server Management Studio when connected to SQL Server 2008 R2 and you want to create a table, there is that UI thingie. But when connected to SQL Azure with SQL Server Management Studio you only get some guidance on the syntax for the create table statement. But I am not a great SQL developer at least I need more help then the guidance you are getting . I … Continue reading SQL Azure development with tooling ‘Juneau’

SQL Azure versions

Few months ago on the Windows Azure blog there was the announcement about the SQL Azure July service release. In this blog post they warned, the live version van SQL Azure would be update in de coming weeks. In order to keep using SSMS (Sql Server Management Studio) you had to get current on a few SQL Server 2008 R2 updates. So after these update you could work with the tools and SQL Azure as you used to be. Such a update takes a while that all the nodes in the Windows Azure datacenters are ready. I was able … Continue reading SQL Azure versions