WP7 Nights at the Round Table – Feb 28

Hi there Windows Phone 7 Developers in Sydney Australia,

Time to get out from infront of the computer and into the bar to talk about windows phone 7 dev and Azure :)

WP7 Nights at the Round Table – Feb 28th Sydney

Let’s get together for some drinks to trade WP7 Dev stories, demos or seek free advice from other devs to help get your app off the ground and into Marketplace. This event will be informal, around bar tables, so bring along your device or laptop if you wish to show people what you have been up to.

Let us know your coming:

If your on LinkedIn please indicate your attendance here – Windows Phone 7 Developer Dev Drinks Feb 28th or in the comments section below.

Date, Time, Location:

Tues 28th Feb 2010
City Hotel,
Corner of King and Kent St, Sydney CBD.

Hope to see you there,

Nick Harris :)

Windows Azure Service Management CmdLets and Azure SDK refresh Feb

If have applied the Azure SDK Feb Refresh and wanted to install the Windows Azure Service Management CmdLets you may find that the dependency check for Windows Azure Software Development Kit 1.3 fails.

The solution is simple – Update C:\WASMCmdlets\setup\scripts\dependencies\check\CheckAzureSDK.ps1 to check for the latest version of the SDK.


$res1 = SearchUninstall -SearchFor 'Windows Azure SDK*' -SearchVersion '1.3.11122.0038' -UninstallKey 'HKLM:SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\';
$res2 = SearchUninstall -SearchFor 'Windows Azure SDK*' -SearchVersion '1.3.11122.0038' -UninstallKey 'HKLM:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\';

($res1 -or $res2)


$res1 = SearchUninstall -SearchFor 'Windows Azure SDK*' -SearchVersion '1.3.11122.0038' -UninstallKey 'HKLM:SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\';
$res2 = SearchUninstall -SearchFor 'Windows Azure SDK*' -SearchVersion '1.3.11122.0038' -UninstallKey 'HKLM:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\';
$res3 = SearchUninstall -SearchFor 'Windows Azure SDK*' -SearchVersion '1.3.20121.1237' -UninstallKey 'HKLM:SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\';
$res4 = SearchUninstall -SearchFor 'Windows Azure SDK*' -SearchVersion '1.3.20121.1237' -UninstallKey 'HKLM:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\';

($res1 -or $res2 -or $res3 -or $res4)

While strictly speaking you could have updated just res1 and res2 – the above less than elegant copy paste solution is provided such that it can support either version

Nick Harris.

Two Great Competitions one for Windows Phone 7 and one for Azure

Hi there readers,

There are two great competitions I have come across that I think are well worth mentioning.

  1. The Windows Phone 7 LG App Starter Competition now in the Final Round run by Nick Randolph of Built To Roam.
  2. Windows Azure Marketplace: The DataMarket Contest run by codeproject

Both have great prizes and are well worth checking out.  Why not build a WP7 app that consumes free datasets from the Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket and enter both ? :)

Kind Regards,

Nick Harris

If using Azure Web Role with Full IIS then get the Windows Azure SDK Refresh now

Hi there,

If your using the Windows Azure November SDK v1.3 and have deployed a web role using Full IIS**  then you should get the SDK refresh which contains config and security updates. You can get more info here

Applying the fix

  1. Please download and install the refresh of the November 2010 Tools and SDK (recommended).
    To upgrade just the SDK please use this link (64 bit) or this link (32 bit).
  2. To verify the fix has been applied.:
    1. Start >> Control Panel >> Programs and Features
    2. Find ‘Windows Azure SDK’ and verify the version is now 1.3.20121.1237
  3. Re-package your service.
  4. Upgrade/re-deploy your service in the cloud.

** Note: Full IIS is the default after deploying with v1.3 unless you have specifically removed the <Sites></Sites> element from your ServiceDefinition.csdef to revert to using the legacy hosted web core