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In Visual Studio 11 Beta, LightSwitch data services publish OData feeds and LightSwitch clients consume the OData feeds. This is an implementation change from LightSwitch 2011 where we used WCF RIA Services as the data protocol between client and server.
In this post we’ll take a look at the OData protocol itself and why it is valuable to LightSwitch applications. And we’ll cover a lot of ground related to producing and consuming OData feeds with LightSwitch, including the ability to consume LightSwitch OData feeds from non-LightSwitch clients.