Microsoft.WindowsAzure.StorageClient is not actually on Azure

And neither is Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Diagnostics. It’s ironic that the diagnosis of Windows Azure roles failing to start up is that the Diagnostics assembly isn’t present. I’ve spent the better part of a day trying to figure out why things weren’t working. According to countless forum posts, blog articles and MSDN articles, the main reason that roles fail to fire up and end up cycling between initializing and busy is that there are dependent files missing. Read post »