Windows Azure Table Storage Emulator UpdateObject Error

Was getting this: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes"?> <error xmlns=""> <code>InvalidInput</code> <message xml:lang="en-US">One of the request inputs is not valid.</message> </error> When calling UpdateObject from the Azure SDK when using the table storage emulator. Turns out the emulator [Read More]

Visual Studio Achievements For Windows Azure Buzz

Here’s some links to posts and stories about the 15 new Windows Azure achievements added to Visual Studio Achievements: Visual Studio Adds Windows Azure Achievements Neowin Azure Gamified - More Badges! I Programmer Visual Studio Achievements Brings Gamification to Windows Azure Development MSFT post Announcing Windows Azure Achievements For Visual Studio Windows Azure Post Cloud Cover Video Channel9 Announcing Visual Studio Achievements For Windows Azure Channel9 [Read More]

MVC3 and Windows Azure Tools 1.4 -- Better But Still Messed Up

Getting MV3 on to Azure used to be really painful. The new Windows Azure Tools 1.4 make things better, but they are still a bit bungled up.  The tools fix the missing assemblies problem (although I still maintain that this shouldn't even be an issue and IT should have them installed on the servers, but that's another issue) in that if you create a new Azure project [Read More]

Swingify: Photoshopping Music

Check out this sample by Steve Marx called Swingify.  It uses the Echonest API and builds off a sample called Swinger that came from the Music Hack Day that took place recently in San Francisco. These two came out particularly well: Sweet Child O' Mine (Swing Version) by plamere White Rabbit - The Swing Version by plamere Steve's post explains how he built Swingify on Azure -- nice! [Read More]