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Switching Xamarin Accounts on Mac and Windows

I had a situation where one of our development Macs already had a Xamarin Indie license installed for iOS development.  We then needed to install a client's Business account onto the Mac but unfortunately Xamarin Studio got confused between the two accounts (it showed the new account name but it still said 'INDIE', when it should have said 'Business'). To do a clean switch over you need to do the following:  First make sure you've logged out of your first account.  And login with your new account.  In Xamarin studio you can do this by selecting Xamarin Studio -> Account from the menu bar. Then delete the entire folder listed below.  Windows %programdata%\MonoTouch\License\ %programdata%\Mono for Android\License\ You may need to startup Visual Studio as an Administrator. Mac ~/Library/MonoTouch ~/Library/MonoAndroid When you start up Xamarin Studio, and build the an app it should reset and pick up the new license and

A great article by Scott Hanselman on Azure Cloud pricing

The pricing structure on most Cloud solutions can be confusing, as it's elastic .. how long is a piece of string? Well if it's elastic string then it makes it hard to get an idea on price.  This great article by Scott Hanselman helps to demystify some of the pricing issues with Microsoft's Azure Cloud platform. Penny Pinching in the Cloud: When do Azure Websites make sense?

Xamarin/MonoTouch PCL support with Visual Studio

After installing the Xamarin AddIn for Visual Studio you don't get the MonoTouch or MonoDroid option when creating a Portable Class Library (PCL).  So, in my case I was missing the MonoTouch option as outlined in the screenshot.   To support one or both frameworks you have to add in a couple of Xml files as outlined in Stuart Lodge's (@slodge) post which can be found here .

Useful Windows Azure Tools that are free!

Ok this is my first post, I'm just using this site to jot down any development stuff that I must remember and if anyone else finds it useful then that's great! Windows Azure Toolset When working with Windows Azure I have found a couple of really useful free tools that I use as part of my development toolkit. The first one is the ability to easily port a local SQL Server database to Azure, this tool is invaluable (in my book anyway!) and it looks like it's been updated a couple of weeks ago. SQL Database Migration Wizard on CodePlex To query Azure table storage this tool does the trick, again it's on CodePlex Azure Storage Explorer