When trying installing Windows Azure SDK 1.6 in your machine, it is possible you might hit an error related with Windows Azure Emulator Storage installation in your machine. This is when you already main SDK components are installed and installed is installing Window Azure Storage Emulation components.
Windows Azure Storage Emulator Initialization
System.InvalidOperationException: There is an error in XML document (0,0). -à
System.Xml.XmlException: Root element is missing….
In the Installer log you will see the following error logged:
The root-cause of this problem is that:
To solve this problem:
If you try to load an existing Windows Azure project in Visual Studio, you might hit the following error:
Please try creating a new Windows Azure solution in visual studio, add the existing projects to the solution, then add web roles and Publishworker roles in solution and finally built and run it again. This should get you going.