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    Oh yah–new windows phone 7 release for WCF Data Services also!

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    Let the releases roll! New WCF Data Service client for Windows Phone 7. This is an update to the WCF Data Service client that we shipped with .net 4.0 with a few phone specific features added in (e.g. tomb stoning). Since it is an RTM release, you can...
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    New WCF Data Services CTP now available!

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    As of yesterday, we have a new CTP available for WCF Data Services here .  This release includes a number of new OData and WCF Data Service features designed to make producing and consuming consumer data services easier. Ahmed Moustafa has a nice...
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    Project Astoria == ADO.NET Data Services == WCF Data Services

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    As announced at PDC this afternoon by Pablo , the ADO.NET Data Services framework is being renamed WCF Data Services as the first part of a long term effort to align all the Microsoft technologies for building n-tier applications and services. While...
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    ODBC for the web

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    Yesterday at PDC and via the Project Astoria team blog , we announced the Open Data Protocol (OData) imitative . The Open Data Protocol (OData) specification is published under the Open Specification Promise which allows anyone to develop software that...
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    DevConnections slides and demo

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    Here is my slides and demo from the talk I gave last week at DevConnections: “ DAO01: What’s New in ADO.NET Data Services? ”.
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    Peter Qian and row count

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    Peter Qian, the newest member of the ADO.NET Data Services, now has his own blog . In his initial post , Peter talks about the row count feature we included with v1.5 of ADO.NET Data Services.  He was one of the main designers and the implementer...
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    updated Linq to Sql IUpdatable implementation

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    Based on feedback from Robert Fonseca-Ensor , I have made a bunch of bug and performance fixes to the IUpdatable implementation for Linq to Sql and posted those to code gallery .  Rob is also now my first official contributor to the project. As part...
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    Astoria v1.5 CTP now available

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    In the fine tradition of Saint Patrick's Day we have released the first CTP of ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 today. Download here . Team blog announcement and "Getting Started" walk through video here . This is definitely a green release - with features...
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    VSlive Presentations and demos

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    Last week I presented two talks about ADO.NET Data Services at VSLive in San Francisco. As promised to the talk attendees, here are the slides and demos.
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    OOB == Out of Band

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    Yesterday we announced that we will be releasing an update to ADO.NET Data Services that we are calling ADO.NET Data Services v1.5.  For more details, see Mike Flasko's write up here on the team blog. We should have a CTP out very soon.  I am...
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    Using timeout setting with Astoria client

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    Believe it or not, but we did ship ADO.NET Data Services with a few bugs.    One issue in particular is somewhat nasty.   However the code developers might be tempted to write to work around the bug could cause far worse problems...
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    MSDN Webcast: geekSpeak: Silverlight and ADO.NET Data Services with John Papa

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    On Wednesday John Papa will be giving a webcast about anything and everything you ever wanted to know when consuming Astoria Data Services from a Silverlight 2.0 app.  Should be a good one. I also noticed that his new book will be out January 2nd...
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    What is IUpdatable? Why should I care?

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    Over the past few weeks I have posted a couple of samples of implementing IUpdateable for non-EF DALs so those can be used as data sources for ADO.NET Data Services.  A handful of people have asked me why this is interesting, so I now realize I should...
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    Attention! Phani on Deck!

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    One of the most common feature requests we hear for Astoria is the ability to mark properties on an entity as hidden.  Currently in V1 we support this on the server, but not with the .NET or Silverlight clients. Phani, resident Astoria hacker (and...
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    IUpdateable for Linq to Sql - Fixing a few issues

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    Finally got IUpdateable.ResetResource() for Linq To Sql working correctly.  This means that REPLACE operations are now working correctly.  I have uploaded those changes to code gallery . Going forward all changes to the code with be available...
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    Developing aN Astoria data provider for SubSonic

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    I have developed a data provider for SubSonic to enable it as a ADO.NET Data Services data source. This ended up being a bit harder then I initially thought, and is definitely still a work in progress. If you are interested, I have started a code gallery...
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    Slides for my ASP.NET Connections Sessions

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    As promised the slides & demos for my two ASP.NET Connections talks from 11/11/08: MDA01: Deep Dive: ADO.NET Data Services Framework—Application Patterns MDA04: LINQ to XML, SQL, Entities, DataSets and Co.: Data Access Technologies Explained...
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    IUpdateable for Linq To Sql

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    IUpdatable for Linq to Sql I have had an implementation of IUpdateable for Linq to Sql about half done for quite some time now. Yesterday I decided to bite the bullet and finish it up. Below I have included that code. I’ve done some light testing...
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    Linq to anything

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    Along with my manager Shyam Pather , I am giving the following talk at the upcoming Dev Connections conference : MDA04: LINQ to XML, SQL, Entities, DataSets and Co.: Data Access Technologies Explained With the release of the Microsoft .NET Framework...
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    Astoria team is hiring!

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    The Astoria team is hiring! We have positions open for Developers and Program Managers. Currently, we are finishing up V1 and planning for V2, so it is a great time to join the team. For V2, we are thinking about expanding the project into new areas ...
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    New Windows Live Services will be compatible with Astoria

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    The news is out! At Mix, Windows Live will be announcing several new Live Services with AtomPub endpoints. These services will also be compatible with Astoria and therefor will work with the Astoria client library. An excerpt from David Treadwell's post...
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    Astoria offsite

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    Last Wednesday we had a very important offsite for the entire Project Astoria team: Many key technical issues were discussed. In fact, the entire team was quite spent after a long, hard day.
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    Project Astoria Links for 1/15/08

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    Michael Sync has written a sample using the new Astoria Silverlight client library. David Hayden posted a nice walk through for getting an Data Service up and running over Linq To Sql. Our own Macelo Ruiz talks about some tweaks we made to the Astoria...
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    VB version of CopyToDataTable<T>

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    Matthew Wills ported my original C# CopyToDataTable<T> Linq operator to VB . According to him, he used Instant VB to convert the code from C# to VB and then hand tweaked it. Looks like a fairly cool tool that we could use to port our C# unit tests...
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    Updated Astoria Silverlight client now available

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    The updated Astoria Silverlight client is now available . This client is 95% compatible with the client library we released back in the December CTP (we hope to make this 100% source code compatible by RTM) + works with the latest Silverlight 1.1 Alpha...
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