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  • Blog Post: ADO.NET Data Services for Silverlight 3 Update CTP3 now available for download

    A few weeks back, we announced our Data Services update to .NET 3.5 SP1. That release introduced many new features. We are now releasing the Silverlight counterpart, ADO.NET Data Services for Silverlight 3 Update CTP3 . This CTP updates our Silverlight client assembly to make use of the new features...
  • Blog Post: Compatibility Note: SharePoint 2010 Beta & Data Services Update

    If you want to try out Data Services with the SharePoint 2010 Beta today you have to use CTP2 of Data Services v1.5 , because unfortunately the Data Service RTM version, aka the Data Services Update for .NET 3.5 SP1 is incompatible with the SharePoint 2010 Beta . This is a point in time issue – when...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with the Data Service Update for .NET 3.5 SP1 – Part 2

    In Part 1 we created a Data Service that exposes V2 of the OData Protocol, in this post we will create a WPF application to consume our Data Service. Walkthrough: Step 1 – Update Code Generation Settings: The Data Services Update is basically a patch to .NET 3.5 SP1, so it can’t break existing...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with the Data Services Update for .NET 3.5 SP1 – Part 1

    Yesterday we released the Data Services Update for .NET 3.5 SP1 that basically brings the functionality available in .NET 4.0 to .NET 3.5 too. To help you get started with the Update, in this post we will: Install the Update Create a database. Create a Web Application containing: ...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Microsoft Open Data Protocol Visualizer (CTP1)

    1. Introduction The Open Data Protocol Visualizer for Visual Studio CTP1 (“the visualizer”) is a extension that provides a read-only visualization of the types, properties, associations, and other objects in the Entity Data Model (EDM) returned from an Open Data Protocol’s metadata endpoint (this...
  • Blog Post: Breaking Down ‘Data Silos’ – The Open Data Protocol (OData)

    A few weeks ago we posted about steps we’ve been taking to enable a wide range of data sources (DB, SharePoint, Reports, Cloud storage services, etc) to expose their data for programmatic access from any platform (Java, PHP, Silverlight, .NET, AJAX, etc) using a simple HTTP/AtomPub based protocol as...
  • Blog Post: Simplifying our n-tier development platform: making 3 things 1 thing

    As you’ve probably observed, we’ve been working hard over the past year or so to grow our application stacks to better support the types of applications (Silverlight, rich desktop, AJAX, etc) and services (SOAP, REST, etc) that are required to build modern, robust solutions. At present, a few of the...
  • Blog Post: Enabling X-Domain access to your Data Services

    In the Astoria V1.5 CTP2 release, we introduced support for X-Domain and Out Of Browser access to Data Services in our Silverlight client library. This blog post talks about how to enable Cross-Domain access to Data Services from the Silverlight client library. I am a Service author, How do I enable...
  • Blog Post: Using Data Services over SharePoint 2010 – Part 2 - CRUD

    In part 1 you learned how to get SharePoint 2010 and Astoria working together, how to add a Service Reference to your Client Application and how to do a basic insert. In this installment you will see full CRUD, so you’ll learn how to do queries, data binding, updates and deletes. The Problem: ...
  • Blog Post: Using Data Services over SharePoint 2010 – Part 1 – Getting Started

    ADO.NET Data Services 1.5 and SharePoint 2010 allow developers to write applications against SharePoint Lists using the familiar Data Services Client programming model. Setup The SharePoint 2010 beta will become generally available in November . In order to use Data Services with SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Share your data across data sources (Sharepoint, SQL Server, Azure, Reporting Services, etc) & applications (.NET, Silverlight, Excel, etc) using Data Services

    This week at the SharePoint conference , Pablo Castro will be announcing that the next version of SharePoint natively integrates with data services such that all SharePoint lists will be exposed as an ADO.NET Data Service. This means you can now program against SharePoint list data using all the VS tools...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the PHP Toolkit for ADO.NET Data Services

    This morning the Microsoft Interoperability team announced the release of a new project that bridges PHP and.NET: the PHP Toolkit for ADO.NET Data Services. The toolkit makes it easier for PHP developers to connect to and take advantage of services built using ADO.NET Data Services. The PHP Toolkit for...
  • Blog Post: ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 CTP1 - Row Count

    Peter Qian, a developer on the data services team, has posted a nice write up describing the row count feature in the ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 CTP1 release we made available for download yesterday . You can check out Peter's Row Count write up here . Also, we have created a new forum dedicated to providing...
  • Blog Post: Announcing ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 CTP1

    It's been a little while since we've written about the future direction of data services, so this post is intended to layout our thinking towards our next release. The release described below isn't yet available, but should be in the coming months, so stay tuned :). The rest of this post will discuss...
  • Blog Post: Office Business Applications & Data Services

    Beth Massi has been busy creating a number of great posts describing how to build add-ins to Excel, Outlook, Word, etc to work with data from an ADO.NET Data Service. The articles can be found here: ADO.NET Data Services - Building an Excel Client OBA Part 1 - Exposing Line-of-Business Data ...
  • Blog Post: Timeout Workaround

    Believe it or not, but we did ship ADO.NET Data Services with a few bugs. One issue in particular is fairly nasty. However the code developers might be tempted to write to work around the bug could cause far worse problems down the road when we fix the initial bug. Hence I wanted to give a quick write...
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