Separation of presentation and data is not a new idea, but with the growing popularity of technologies such as AJAX and Silver­light, it has become much more prevalent. ADO.NET Data Services Framework began as a way to help developers looking to expose and consume data via services from their applications..

In the August 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Elisa Flasko and Mike Flasko introduce you to the concepts behind data services walk you through creating a basic application with ADO.NET Data Services.

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