Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Azure Services Platform Management Console

In case anyone was looking for a feature rich management tool for their Azure Services (.NET Services and SQL Services), we have posted a version of a managed console out to Code Gallery.  It is amazingly cool stuff which I am proud to say I had a little input into for the SDS stuff.  It manages your cloud based workflows, identity and access control rules, and SQL Data Services data.

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In later iterations, I can imagine we will beef up the editors and keep the tools in sync with the live services as they evolve.  However, for pure utility - this thing is better than the Azure portal today.

Download it here

Thursday, 30 October 2008 04:53:45 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
Hello Ryan,
A few problems here.

1) It didn't install and frankly I don't know why. I don't see a log file anywhere.
2) Readme.docx says that there is a Cleanup.bat file provided but I saw no such thing. I saw an uninstall.bat - is that the same?
3) Readme.docx says that the installer checks for 5 dependencies: {Powershell, Unrestricted mode, VS2008SP1, .Net3.5, .net Services Nov 2008 CTP}. When I ran the installer it only checked for the first two of these.
4) I have access to SDS (from my involvement in the early beta since MIX08) and Live Services but not .Net Services. It seems from the installer dependancy checker screenshot in Readme.docx that access to .Net Services might be a pre-requisite. Is that the case?

Any insight you can provide around these questions would be appreciated.

Thanks
Jamie Thomson
Thursday, 30 October 2008 04:55:17 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
P.S. I don't know if I'll be notified if you reply here so if you could take the time to email me at jamie[AT]jamieDASHthomsonDOTnet then I'd very much appreciate it.

Thanks
Jamie
Thursday, 30 October 2008 12:34:14 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
Hey Jamie,

If the dependency checker only found 2 out of 5 items, it means that you need to install the other dependencies (if you know you have them installed, let me know as that would be a bug). The dependency checker should link to the installs, btw. Hope that helps.
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