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  • OData Team

    OData and Authentication – Part 5 – Custom HttpModules

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    In the last post we saw how to add custom authentication inside your Data Service using the ProcessingRequest event. Unfortunately that approach means authentication is not integrated or shared with the rest of your website. Which means for all...
  • OData Team

    OData 101: Bin deploying WCF Data Services

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    TL;DR: If you’re bin-deploying WCF Data Services you need to make sure that the .svc file contains the right version string (or no version string). The idea for this post originated from an email I received yesterday. The author of the email, George Tsiokos...
  • OData Team

    Server Paging in Data Services

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    The Data Services team recently released an update to.NET 3.5 SP1 that adds a number of features to data services – we are calling this update Data Services V2. One of the major features included in this update is the ability to enable server paging on...
  • OData Team

    URI Format - Part 1 - Addressing resources using URI path segments

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    Deciding on something that becomes a public interface of a developer-oriented technology is a tricky task. Not only does the resulting design need to be correct and complete, but also there are various aspects that are more around aesthetics and personal...
  • OData Team

    Actions in WCF Data Services

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    “Actions will provide a way to inject behaviors into an otherwise data-centric model without confusing the data aspects of the model, while still staying true to the resource oriented underpinnings of OData." The October 2011 CTP of WCF Data Services...
  • OData Team

    [Tutorial & Sample] Refering when Constructing EDM Model

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    Introduction EDM model plays a very important role in OData. When you want to use OData, the first thing should be constructing an EDM model. Previously, you need to build a complete EDM model, which means all types, terms, operations used in an EDM...
  • OData Team

    WCF Data Services 5.0 RTM Release

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    I’m very pleased to announce the WCF Data Services 5.0 RTM release. You can download WCF Data Services 5.0 from here . This release includes several client and server features and libraries for .NET 4 and Silverlight 4. Below is a brief breakdown...
  • OData Team

    Introducing the Microsoft Open Data Protocol Visualizer (CTP1)

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    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...
  • OData Team

    Walkthrough: OData client for Windows Live Services

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    Background As described recently on the Windows Live team blog , programming against your Windows Live artifacts (Calendar, Photos, etc) is now possible using OData. This blog post will walk through how to use our recently released WCF Data Services CTP...
  • OData Team

    Actions in WCF Data Services – Part 3: A sample provider for the Entity Framework

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    This post is the last in a series on Actions in WCF Data Services. The series was started with an example experience for defining actions (Part 1) and how IDataServiceActionProvider works (Part 2) . In this post we’ll go ahead and walk through a...
  • OData Team

    New version of OData Validator

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    The OData team has been working on updating the OData Validator tool to support the new JSON format validation. We are pleased to announce that the tool now supports validating your V3 service for all three formats – ATOM, old JSON format (aka JSON Verbose...
  • OData Team

    RESTing on the slopes

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    This past week we attended to some very high priority issues (shown below). We got a few good shots of our team .... This isn't quite the whole Astoria team (the next set of picks we'll have to get one of the entire team), but the folks in the picture...
  • OData Team

    What happened to application/json in WCF DS 5.0?

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    The roadmap for serialization formats We have been talking for a while about a more efficient format for JSON serialization. The new serialization format will be part of the OData v3 protocol, and we believe that the much-improved JSON format should be...
  • OData Team

    New and improved EULA!

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    TL;DR: You can now (legally) use our .NET OData client and ODataLib on Android and iOS. Backstory For a while now we have been working with our legal team to improve the terms you agree to when you use one of our libraries (WCF Data Services, our...
  • OData Team

    WCF Data Services 5.4.0 Release

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    Today we are releasing version 5.4.0 of WCF Data Services. As mentioned in the prerelease post , this release will be NuGet packages only. That means that we are not releasing an updated executable to the download center. If you create a new WCF Data...
  • OData Team

    OData Client Tools for Windows Phone Apps Now Available

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    Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone SDK 8.0 were just announced and we are pleased to announce that OData Client Tools for Windows Phone 8 is also now available from the download center. OData Client Tools for Windows Phone 8 brings OData V3 support to...
  • OData Team

    WCF Data Services 5.3.0-rc1 Prerelease

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    Today we released an updated version of the WCF Data Services NuGet packages and tools installer . This version of WCF DS has some notable new features as well as several bug fixes. What is in the release: Instance annotations on feeds and entries (JSON...
  • OData Team

    WCF Data Services 5.2.0 Released

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    We’re pleased to announce that today we are releasing NuGet packages and a tools installer for WCF Data Services 5.2.0. As mentioned in the prerelease blog post , this release brings in the UriParser from ODataLib Contrib and contains a few bug fixes...
  • OData Team

    Updated Item Templates for Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Express for Windows Developer Preview

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    Microsoft recently released the developer preview of the next version Windows as well as a developer preview of Visual Studio 11 for building apps on the new version of Windows. Some of you may have noticed that the “New Item” template for...
  • OData Team

    Introduction to Data Binding in Silverlight 3 with CTP2

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    This blog post is an introduction to the data binding capabilities for Silverlight 3 we first added for Silverlight 2 in Data Services v1.5 CTP1 and have updated to Silverlight 3 in CTP2. We also took the feedback we received in CTP1 and made some updates...
  • OData Team

    WCF Data Services 5.5.0 Release

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    WCF Data Services 5.5.0 has officially been released! The 5.5.0 release will be another NuGet-only release as we did not make any updates to the Visual Studio tooling. The last tooling update was version 5.3.0 . Services created using this version of...
  • OData Team

    Deploying an OData Service in Windows Azure

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    Windows Azure and SQL Azure are the new Cloud service products from Microsoft. In this blog post, I am going to show you how you can take a database that is hosted in SQL Azure and expose it as OData in a rich way using WCF Data Services and Windows Azure...
  • OData Team

    Astoria Design: payload formats

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    The goal of Astoria is to make data available to loosely coupled systems for querying and manipulation. In order to do that we need to use protocols that define the interaction model between the producer and the consumer of that data, and of course we...
  • OData Team

    Using Geospatial Data

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    This CTP of WCF Data Services adds support for geospatial data. The release allows use of all of the OData geospatial data types and the geo.distance() canonical function. This enables two key scenarios: Read and write geospatial data (all types supported...
  • OData Team

    Merge vs. Replace Semantics for Update Operations

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    So far Astoria has used “merge” semantics for update. That is, an “update” operation (an HTTP PUT request) replaces the values of the properties for the target entity that are specified in the input payload; this applies both to properties and links....
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