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  • OData Team

    Data Services Client for Win Phone 7 Now Available!

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      Today, at the PDC , we announced that a production-ready version of the WCF Data Services client for Windows Phone 7 is available for download from http://odata.codeplex.com .  This means that it is now simple to create an app that connects...
  • 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 Oct 2010 CTP1 for .NET4 & SL4

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    Today we are releasing CTP1 of the next version of the WCF Data Services libraries.  This release targets .NET 4 and Silverlight 4 and includes new client and server features in addition to those that shipped as part of .NET 4 & SL4.  With...
  • OData Team

    WCF Data Services Client Library and Windows Phone 7 – Next Steps

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    We’ve received a fair number of questions regarding our current CTP library for Windows Phone 7 and what our RTM plans are. The goal of this post is to address many of those questions by describing our plans for the coming months…. Background The CTP...
  • OData Team

    ASP.NET Security Vulnerability

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    Over the weekend the ASP.NET team released a Microsoft Security Advisory about a security vulnerability found in ASP.NET: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/2416728.mspx The WCF Data Services team looked into the issue and don’t believe...
  • 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

    Data Services Streaming Provider Series-Part 2: Accessing a Media Resource Stream from the Client

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    In this second post in the series on implementing a streaming data provider, we show how to use the WCF Data Services client library to access binary data exposed by an Open Data Protocol (OData) feed, as well as has how to upload binary data to the data...
  • OData Team

    OData and Authentication – Part 8 – OAuth WRAP

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    OAuth WRAP is a claims based authentication protocol supported by the AppFabric Access Control (ACS) which is part of Windows Azure . But most importantly it is REST (and thus OData) friendly too. The idea is that you authenticate against an ACS server...
  • OData Team

    Data Services Streaming Provider Series: Implementing a Streaming Provider (Part 1)

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    The Open Data Protocol (OData) enables you to define data feeds that also make binary large object (BLOB) data, such as photos, videos, and documents, available to client applications that consume OData feeds. These BLOBs are not returned within the feed...
  • OData Team

    OData and Authentication – Part 7 – Forms Authentication

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    Our goal in this post is to re-use the Forms Authentication already in a website to secure a new Data Service. To bootstrap this we need a website that uses Forms Auth. Turns out the MVC Music Store Sample is perfect for our purposes because: It uses...
  • OData Team

    OData and Authentication – Part 6 – Custom Basic Authentication

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    You might remember, from Part 5 , that Basic Authentication is built-in to IIS. So why do we need ‘Custom’ Basic Authentication? Well if you are happy using windows users and passwords you don’t. That’s because the built...
  • 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

    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 and Authentication – Part 4 – Server Side Hooks

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    If you secure an OData Service using Windows authentication – see Part 2 to learn how – everything works as expected out of the box. What however if you need a different authentication scheme? Well the answer as always depends upon your...
  • OData Team

    Join the OData Mailing List

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    Today we released an OData Mailing List.  This is the list to use if you have OData questions, comments on OData or want to discuss how OData should evolve over time.  To sign up to the list go here and follow the instructions provided. ...
  • OData Team

    TechEd 2010 OData Service

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    TechEd North America 2010 is fast approaching (it starts Monday). This year we have added an OData service to the TechEd site, just like we did for MIX10 earlier this year. The service exposes the sessions, speakers and other associated information for...
  • OData Team

    OData Workshops in Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta, Chicago and NYC

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    Chris (aka Woody ) Woodruff has organized a series of OData workshops to compliment the official OData Roadshow . This is highly recommended. So if for whatever reason you can’t make it to one of the OData Roadshow events, or you just can’t get enough...
  • OData Team

    Service Operations and the WCF Data Services Client

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    Service Operations in WCF Data Services allow you to create WCF style methods on your service. In general it is good practice to do most of your CRUD operations directly on the entities exposed by your WCF Data Services model but every once in a while...
  • OData Team

    OData and Authentication - Part 3 - ClientSide Hooks

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    So far in this series we’ve looked at Windows Authentication . For both Windows and Basic Authentication, Data Services does the authentication handshake and subsequent sending of authentication headers – all without you directly setting...
  • OData Team

    Using Restricted Characters in Data Service Keys

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    If your Data Service includes entities with a string key, you can run into problems if the keys themselves contain certain restricted characters. For example OData has this uri convention for identifying entities: ~/Feed('key') So if the 'key...
  • OData Team

    OData and Authentication – Part 2 – Windows Authentication

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    Imagine you have an OData Service installed on your domain somewhere, probably using the .NET Data Services producer libraries, and you want to authenticate clients against your corporate active directory. How do you do this? On the Serverside First on...
  • OData Team

    OData and Authentication – Part 1

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    Here on the Data Services team we hear many people ask about authentication. Questions like: How do you ‘tunnel’ authentication over the OData protocol? What hooks should I use in the WCF Data Services client and server libraries? The answer to these...
  • 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...
  • OData Team

    Windows Phone Developer Tools April 2010 Refresh and the OData Client

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    Two months ago we released an OData Library for the Windows Phone 7 – see the blog post here . If you have downloaded the recent April 2010 Refresh of the Windows Phone Developer Tools you will have found that there is an issue in the refresh of the tools...
  • OData Team

    OData Roadshow

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    We are taking the MIX10 Services Powering Experiences content on the road. New York, NY – May 12, 2010 Chicago, IL – May 14, 2010 Mountain View, CA – May 18, 2010 Shanghai, China – June 1, 2010 Tokyo, Japan – June 3, 2010 Reading, United Kingdom – June...
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