I’ve been having oodles of deployment issues with Windows Azure lately ever since upgrading to the 1.3 SDK. It seems on one machine (which is 32-bit) when I do a build and deploy it appears to word. On my 64-bit machine with a COMPLETELY clean load of Win 7 and VS 2010 + the Windows Azure SDK 1.3 it never deploys. Just keeps trying and eventually gives up after about 30-45 minutes. Very painful.
So far I’ve had some twitter conversations and Eugenio Pace has helped a lot in trying to figure out what the problem is. At CloudCamp however I start an empty ASP.NET MVC 2 app and deployed it, as things go it worked flawlessly. I guess Eugenio scared it into operating properly! 🙂
Also Rinat Abdullin has run into some issues with the 1.3 drop also. Rinat’s entry is titled “Don’t Upgrade to Windows Azure SDK 1.3 Yet“, so you might get the vibe you may not want to upgrade yet.
I also got this tweet from Eugenio on a troubleshooting page on the MSDN site. It may help if you’re slugging through some issues.