In preparation for adding JSON support to Windows Azure Tables, we are pushing an update that introduces a few breaking changes for Windows Azure Tables. We strive hard to preserve backward compatibility and these changes were introduced due to dependencies we have on WCF Data Services.
There are some changes in the WCF Data Services libraries which should not break XML parsers and HTTP readers written to standards. However, custom parsers may have taken certain dependencies on our previous formatting of the responses and the following breaking changes might impact them. Our recommendation is to treat xml content to standard as valid parsers do and to not take strong dependency on line breaks, whitespaces, ordering of elements etc.
Here are a list of changes:
Please reach out to us via forums or this blog if you have any concerns.
Windows Azure Storage Team