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  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Introduction to Derived Properties

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    What is a derived property? A derived property is a property that does not exist on the EntityType associated with the EntitySet; rather it exists on a type that derives from the base type of the entity set. This feature has been among our customers top...
  • 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

    Astoria futures: offline-enabled data services

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    We mentioned that we were doing some early thinking of “Astoria Offline” back in Mix 2008, where we even demo’ed an early proof of concept. Now we’ve been working on various design aspects of Data Services for its future versions...
  • 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

    Batching Data Service Requests

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    We have received a fair amount of feedback regarding a number of use cases where it would be beneficial to enable a client of a data service to “batch” up a group of operations and send them to the data service in a single HTTP request . This reduces...
  • OData Team

    WCF Data Services 5.5.0 Prerelease

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    It’s that time again: yesterday we uploaded an RC for the upcoming 5.5.0 release. The 5.5.0 release will be another NuGet-only release. What is in the release: This release has two primary features: 1) significant enhancements to the URI parser and 2...
  • OData Team

    WCF Data Services 5.4.0 Prerelease

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    Recently we uploaded an RC for our upcoming 5.4.0 release. This release will be NuGet packages only. What is in the release: Client deserialization/serialization hooks We have a number of investments planned in the “request pipeline” area. In 5.4.0 we...
  • OData Team

    Design Notes: URI Containment in Astoria

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    Problem statement Today in Astoria if you have two entity types that are functionally in a containment relationship, you still see a top-level entity set for the instances of the contained type, and further the URLs for instances of the contained types...
  • 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...
  • 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, now with more releases!

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    Like other teams at Microsoft, WCF Data Services has been working toward a goal of more frequent releases. We released 5.0 on April 9 and we pre-released WCF Data Services 5.0.1-rc* on April 20 (we’ll release the final version of 5.0.1 very soon). The...
  • OData Team

    Using Add Service Reference with OData services after installing Windows Phone SDK 8.0

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    In this post, we will talk about how you can continue to consume OData v3 services after installing Windows Phone SDK 8.0. If you are a developer who is using WCF Data Services to produce OData v3 services in Visual Studio 2012 and also only installed...
  • OData Team

    ADO.NET Data Services Update for .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 - Refresh

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    The Data Services team has released a refresh of the ADO.NET Data Services Update for .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 today and provides fixes for issues reported to us in the update to .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. For Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003...
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