Azure Services error–no log messages appear

Preparing for today’s Pittsburgh Code Camp talk was challenge, since we were stringing together a lot of things that are half baked.  On of the issues we had was with log messages (RoleManager.WriteToLog) not appearing in the development fabric UI.  Lindsay had the same problem when she was demoing Azure Services for MSDN Across America a couple weeks ago.

I would see the log messages once, then no messages for subsequent runs.  I finally figured out that if you shut down and exit the Development Fabric UI, then let it restart with the next run, your messages will log.  Unfortunately, you’ll need to do this each time you want to examine logged output.