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  • 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

    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....
  • 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

    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

    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 Service 5.1.0-rc2 Released

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    Today we are releasing refreshed NuGet packages as well as an installer for WCF Data Services 5.1.0-rc2 . This RC is very close to complete. We do still have a few optimizations to make in the payload, but this RC is very representative of the final product...
  • 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

    Actions in WCF Data Services – Part 2: How IDataServiceActionProvider works

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    In this post we will explorer the IDataServiceActionProvider interface, which must be implemented to add Actions to a WCF Data Service. However if you are simply creating an OData Service and you can find an implementation of IDataServiceActionProvider...
  • OData Team

    Announcing WCF Data Services June 2011 CTP for .NET4 & SL4

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    Today we are releasing June CTP of the next version of the WCF Data Services libraries targeting.NET 4 and Silverlight 4.  Based on broad community feedback , in addition to features shipped as part of Oct 2010 CTP1 , I’m happy to announce that this...
  • OData Team

    Reference Data Caching Walkthrough

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    This walkthrough shows how a simple web application can be built using the reference data caching features in the “Microsoft WCF Data Services For .NET March 2011 Community Technical Preview with Reference Data Caching Extensions” aka “...
  • OData Team

    Breaking Down ‘Data Silos’ – The Open Data Protocol (OData)

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    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...
  • OData Team

    Vocabularies in WCF Data Services

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    Update (6/4/2012): This post is updated to reflect the few changes that were made to the vocabularies in OData v3 and the vocabularies feature in WCF Data Services 5.0. Please download the WCF Data Services 5.0 from the download center to follow along...
  • OData Team

    JSON Light Sample Payloads

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    We recently put together a document that contains some of our thinking about JSON light as well as a whole slew of sample payloads. We would love to hear any feedback you have on the format; you can comment in the accompanying OneNote. We will be accepting...
  • OData Team

    Alpha preview of Project Codename "Astoria Offline" coming soon

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    As we already discussed in a previous blog post , one of the problem spaces related to data services we’d like to take on is synchronization-capable services, enabling offline scenarios. We’re still in the early stages of the project, where...
  • OData Team

    Using the Uniform Interface Exposed By Data Services

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    In some of our past posts, we've discussed one of the benefits of data services is that the interface to such a service is uniform. This means that how you interact with each service (issue a query, insert a new entity, etc) is the same across all services...
  • OData Team

    WCF Data Service 5.0.2 Released

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    We’re happy to announce the release of WCF Data Services 5.0.2. What’s in this release This release contains a number of bug fixes: Fixes NuGet packages to have explicit version dependencies Fixes a bug where WCF Data Services client did not send the...
  • OData Team

    What do you want to see added/changed in WCF Data Services?

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    As we’ve posted a few times before on this blog the data services team is beginning to explore improvements and new features for our next release.  As part of this process, it’s critical that we hear your feedback, as it helps us ensure that what...
  • OData Team

    Relationship links

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    Problem Statement OData (the protocol used by WCF Data Services) enables you to address the relationships between Entries. This functionality is required to be able to create or change a relationship between two instances, such as an Order_Detail that...
  • OData Team

    WCF Data Services 5.0.1 Released

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    We have just pushed the official bits for 5.0.1 to NuGet and should be releasing an updated MSI sometime within the next week. Thanks to feedback from the community we found and fixed several bugs, detailed below. NuGet Links http://www.nuget.org/packages...
  • OData Team

    Using the ADO.NET Data Services Silverlight client in x-domain and out of browser scenarios – I

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    With the release of ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 CTP2 , you can now use the Silverlight Astoria client library to access Cross-Domain services and applications written with the new client library can go out of browser. The new Client Http networking stack...
  • OData Team

    Simplifying our n-tier development platform: making 3 things 1 thing

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    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...
  • OData Team

    Announcing ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 CTP1

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    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...
  • OData Team

    OData 101: Building our first OData-based Windows Store app (Part 1)

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    Download the sample code In this OData 101 we will build a Windows Store app that consumes and displays movies from the Netflix OData feed. Specifically, we will focus on getting data, displaying it in the default grid layout, and enabling search functionality...
  • OData Team

    Trying out the prerelease OData Client T4 template

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    TL;DR We recently prereleased an updated OData Client T4 template to NuGet. The template will codegen classes for working with OData v3 services, but full support has not been added for all v3 features. What is the OData Client T4 template? The OData...
  • OData Team

    Announcing WCF Data Services Oct 2011 CTP for .NET 4 and Silverlight 4

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        I’m very excited to announce the release of the October 2011 CTP of the next version of WCF Data Services libraries. This release includes libraries for .NET 4 and Silverlight 4 with new client and server features in addition to those included...
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