Today is a big day!

Last May at Mix07, we announced Project Codename "Astoria", a project designed to "enable applications to expose data as a data service that can be consumed by web clients within corporate networks and across the Internet". Alongside Project Astoria, we also announced an experimental read only online service providing "RESTful" or "Astoria" access to a few sets of data including Northwind and AdventureWorks.

Today we announce the ability to create your own hosted Astoria Data Service, as an extension of the experimental Astoria online service released in May at Mix.

For more information or to create your own service, check out the Astoria homepage.