Windows Azure Connect Endpoint Software versions supported

17. May 2011 08:55 by Mrojas in General  //  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

A common doubt when using you want to use Azure Connect is which platforms does it support.
Remember that in order to establish a VPN between your On-Premises computer and a Web/Worker Role
you need to install a client pieces of software.
But which are the supported platforms.
Normally what you can do is just download it and then if you get something like
”Not a valid Win32 application” it means that it is not supported.

From the MSDN site ( in the Prerequisites section ) it is stated that:

Windows Azure Connect supported platforms:

Windows 2003 and Windows XP are not supported.

It is supported in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2

.HLP files in Windows Vista

13. May 2010 04:07 by Mrojas in General  //  Tags: , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

Microsoft has decided that .hlp files are not the best option for your help files.

And you will probably receive an error message like:

If you still want to run your .hlp help files you still can look for a WinHelp viewer for Vista from Microsoft.

But as someone that has been in the application migration/upgrade bussiness for several year I think automatic migration is a very good option.


For example take a look at the following links: 

Some guidance and scripts to help in migrating your files Tools to automatically upgrade your .hlp files and projects

Good luck! And If you had any other suggestions just leave a comment.