A number of people have asked for an updated ADO.NET Data Services client library to run inside the Microsoft Silverlight 1.1 Alpha September Refresh, and today we are releasing just that.

The Microsoft ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview CTP shipped in December of 2007 and included a client library to facilitate access to ADO.NET Data Services from applications built using the .NET Framework.
The ADO.NET Data Services Silverlight Add-On is a prototype CTP that extends the Dec 2007 CTP by introducing a version of the client library that can run inside the Microsoft Silverlight 1.1 September Refresh environment. Like the .NET Framework version, this library also allows developers to execute queries asynchronously, providing a more natural interaction model for a web-centric application.

We still have a number of things to do on the library to round out the experience, but we wanted to get a very early drop out to share our thinking in this space.  We look forward to hearing what you think .....

 

-Mike Flasko

Program Manager, ADO.NET Data Services