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  • 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

    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

    [Announcement] ODataLib 5.6.4 Release

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    We are happy to announce that the ODataLib 5.6.4 is released and available on NuGet . Detailed release notes are listed below: New Features: [ GitHub issue #144 ] ODataLib now suppresses the errors in reading open entity’s undeclared collection...
  • OData Team

    [Announcement] OData Web API 5.4 RC

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    The NuGet packages for OData Web API 5.4 RC are now available on the NuGet gallery . Download this release You can install or update the NuGet packages for OData Web API 5.4 RC using the Package Manager Console : PM> Install-Package Microsoft...
  • 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

    [Announcement] ODataLib 6.10.0 Release

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    We are happy to announce that the ODataLib 6.10.0 is released and available on NuGet . Detailed release notes are listed below: New Features: [ GitHub issue #1 ] EdmLib now supports EdmError/EdmLocation containing file name. [ GitHub issue #26...
  • 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

    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

    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] ODataLib Custom Payload Format

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    This post is to guide you through the custom payload format support in ODataLib, which was introduced in ODataLib 6.9.0 release. All the sample codes in this post have been put to ODataSamples project , you can check it out under Scenarios\CustomFormat...
  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    Named Resource Streams

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    One of the new WCF Data Services features in the October 2010 CTP is something called Named Resource Streams. Background Data Services already supports Media Link Entries which allows you to associate a single streamed blob with an entry.   For example...
  • OData Team

    [Announcement] ODataLib 6.11.0 Release

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    We are happy to announce that the ODataLib 6.11.0 is released and available on NuGet . Detailed release notes are listed below: New Features: [ GitHub issue #23 ] ODataLib now supports parsing URI path template. [ GitHub issue #71 ] EdmLib now...
  • 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

    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

    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 5.2.0 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

    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

    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

    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

    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...
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