Mar 192009

Amidst the fanfare and excitement of Mix09 this week, we’ve received reports on the discussion forum from a few folks that were having trouble with the Live Framework SDK and Tools April CTP released last week.  Here’s an update on that issue.

Issue: Visual Studio closes unexpectedly when launching Help: About or when creating or opening a Live Mesh project in some non-ENU operating systems.

Workaround: Modify or add the following registry key to a value of “False”:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0\Cloud Computing Tools\Update Notification\AutomaticUpdatesEnabled=”False”

This will resolve the issue so that you can get back to exploring the new tools in VS.

Keep an eye here or on the Live Framework discussion forum for further updates.