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Windows Azure Storage Emulator failed to install

CodeProject Windows Azure Storage Emulator failed to install When attempting to install a new version of the Azure Storage Emulator either as a separate installation package or automatically as part of an Azure SDK update, you may run into an error message which states the storage emulator has failed to install. This can occur using the Web Platform Installer (WebPI), NuGet Package Manager or when performing the install manually. Below is the message received using the WebPI.   Storage Emulator Background  (optional reading) The windows azure storage emulator executable lives under the Microsoft SDKs directory as shown below: Configuration If we take a quick look inside the WAStorageEmulator.exe.config file we can see each of the storage services pointing to local service endpoints. <StorageEmulatorConfig>     <services>       <service name=" Blob " url=""/>       <service

Remote debugging Windows Azure Cloud Services from Visual Studio 2013

When your cloud services have been deployed and things are maybe not going quite as you expected, the first thing you may turn to is diagnostics. I recently ran into a scenario where using a Dev-Ops cloud logging service which was normally full of logs and graphical richness, decided to have it's own cloud moment and stop logging for a downtime period. This was compounded by issues that had arisen with a deployed service and understanding what was behaving unexpectedly was crucial, especially as all Integration, Smoke and Black Box tests as well as the local environment was working fine. I still had my trusty native Azure Diagnostics and Trace information inside table storage and text files but i needed more. In no time at all i was stepping through my code in the cloud as if it was running locally, well almost. One of the nice features added to the Azure SDK 2.2 is remote debugging support for Windows Cloud Services. What makes it especially appealing is the ease at which you ca