Azure Release Notes (October 2012)
This document contains the release notes for the Azure – October 2012 release.
For more information related to this release, see the following resources:
New features inAzure - What's New in Azure
New features in the Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio - What's New in the Azure Tools
Azure Storage Client Library changes may cause build errors or code issues
There are significant changes to Azure Storage in this release, some of which may cause existing code to fail. In particular, note the issues related to the WindowsAzure.Storage NuGet package. If you have a dependency on this NuGet package, you must constrain your download to version 1.7 to avoid code or automated build failures. For more information, see Introducing Azure Storage Client Library 2.0 for .NET and Windows Runtime.
In particular, you can receive the following error if you are using Azure Diagnostics in combination with the Storage Client Library version 2.0.
Error: The type or namespace name 'StorageClient' does not exist in the namespace 'Microsoft.WindowsAzure' (are you missing an assembly reference?)
Azure SDK 1.7 and earlier are not supported on Windows Guest OS Family 3 (Windows Server 2012)
Azure SDK versions 1.7 and earlier were developed before the availability of Azure Guest OS Family 3 and so do not support it. Use version 1.8 (or later when available). For more information on compatibility, see Azure Guest OS Releases and SDK Compatibility Matrix
Remote Desktop (RDP) does not work on Web or Worker roles with Azure SDK 1.8 when using the "any" protocol
As a workaround, move the RemoteForwarder to a role which does not have an "Any" InternalEndpoint.
.NET Framework 3.5 not supported on Azure Guest OS Family 3 (Windows Server 2012)
.NET Framework 3.5 targeted cloud services can only be deployed to Guest OS Families 1 and 2. For more information on compatibility, see Azure Guest OS Releases and SDK Compatibility Matrix
Azure SDK 1.8 does not include support for .NET Framework 3.5
The Azure SDK 1.8 no longer contains cloud service templates that target .NET Framework 3.5. As a result, you cannot create a new .NET framework 3.5 targeted cloud service with the Azure SDK 1.8. However, you can still open existing .NET framework 3.5 targeted cloud services in the Azure SDK 1.8. You are given an option to upgrade the project. Do not upgrade if you need to continue to support .NET Framework 3.5. For more information see October 2012 release section in What's New in the Azure Tools.
Azure Caching Release Notes
The release notes for Azure Caching are available at Azure Caching Release Notes.
Service Bus Release Notes
The release notes for Service Bus are available at Service Bus Release Notes.
SQL Database Release Notes
The release notes for SQL Database are available at Known Issues in SQL Database.
The release notes for the classic portal for SQL Database are available atKnown Issues in the classic portal for SQL Database.