We’ve just refreshed the MIX releases of the Windows Azure Tools and the Live Framework Tools. The updated versions address an issue that would cause Visual Studio to close unexpectedly if run on specific language editions of Windows (e.g., German). In addition, the Windows Azure Tools refresh includes a fix that allows targeting a different instance of SQL Server other than SQL Server Express.

 

There’s no reason to upgrade to the new versions if you’re not affected by these issues but we felt they were worth addressing for those who have encountered them.

 

These updates address the issues described in Jim’s post and Danny’s post.

 

Note that these were *just* posted to MSDN and sometimes take a few hours to propagate across all download servers. To make sure you're getting the latest bits, please make sure the "Date Published" on the download page is 3/20/2009.