Today in his keynote at Worldwide Partner Conference Bob Muglia announced that the “Dallas” CTP3 will be made available 30 days from now and that Dallas will officially RTW in Q4 CY2010! CTP3 introduces a number of exciting new highly-requested features and marks the introduction of the first live OData services as well as:

  • Support for Add Service Reference in Visual Studio
  • New content providers and data
  • Flexible querying of content – beyond simple web services!

The keynote also announced a number of new content provider partners including the European Environmental Agency, Lexis Nexis, and Wolfram Alpha (full list coming soon!) The keynote also provided a preview of the brand new marketplace that will be available at V1 and the new opportunities the Dallas data marketplace opens for content providers, developers, and ISVs as seen in the demo by Donald Farmer and Bob Muglia). In the new Dallas marketplace, ISVs will be able to plug into Dallas for both marketplace discovery as well as including Dallas content directly inside their applications!

 Check back soon for more info and the availability of CTP3! 

-The Dallas Team!