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  • OData Team

    Program Manager openings in Data Programmability

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    We’re gearing up for the next release of the .NET Framework, and we are looking for people that have a passion for building great frameworks to help with the effort.  Since we’ve shipped the .NET Framework 3.5 we’ve been working...
  • OData Team

    MIX08 is almost here...

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    Its been a year since Pablo first announced Project Astoria at MIX 07. Since then we've started from scratch and build a production version of the product which is now known as the ADO.NET Data Services Framework. At the MIX conference this time around...
  • OData Team

    Related entries and feeds: links and link expansion

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    While going through application scenarios for the ADO.NET Data Services Framework (Project Astoria) one of the first things we noticed is that data-centric applications usually want to bring down graphs of related resources in each interaction with the...
  • OData Team

    AtomPub support in the ADO.NET Data Services Framework

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    We have been looking for the last few months at adding first-class support for AtomPub to Project Astoria (we briefly touched on it before here ). We are at a point where we have some parts of the AtomPub story and their initial implementation running...
  • OData Team

    Why ADO.NET Data Services Framework (aka Astoria)?

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    I've responded to a few posts on our online forums asking what the motivations were for building Astoria. After one of our recent posts to the forums a comment was left that the replies would be a good blog post. So, what follows is a few of my responses...
  • 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

    Updates to URI Syntax in Dec 2007 ADO.NET Data Services CTP

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    We made few tweaks to our URI syntax to clean it up in the last CTP of ADO.NET Data Services. Marcelo details them here: Updates to URL syntax for December CTP of ADO.NET Data Services -Mike
  • OData Team

    Deep Dive on the $filter query string option

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    Marcelo from our team has posted a nice write up detailing how the $filter query string operator works in ADO.NET Data Services and highlights a number of the functions it supports - check out his post here: $filter Query Option in ADO.NET Data Services...
  • OData Team

    ADO.NET Data Services Silverlight Add-On

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    A number of people have asked for an updated ADO.NET Data Services client library to run inside the Microsoft Silverlight 1.1 Alpha September Refresh, and today we are releasing just that. The Microsoft ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview CTP shipped in December...
  • 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

    LINQ to ADO.NET Data Services

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    While we worked hard to make it such that any HTTP client can easily consume an ADO.NET Data Service, we are also working on client libraries for the .NET Framework, Silverlight and ASP.NET AJAX to up the level of abstraction clients written on those...
  • OData Team

    ADO.NET Data Services Dec2007 CTP - Validation and Access Control

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    Note: This post refers to the CTP available here . When building frameworks to expose and consume data on the web, access policy and data validation are always one of the first topics discussed during the design process, at conferences, etc. Given this...
  • OData Team

    Viewing Data Services Responses Using Atom Serialization in Internet Explorer

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    The default serialization format for ADO.NET Data Services is now Atom instead of alternative XML-based formats we experimented with in previous releases. In short, we chose this format because when combined with the Atom Publishing Protocol (APP) specification...
  • OData Team

    ADO.NET Data Services ("Project Astoria") CTP is Released

    • 10 Comments
    The first CTP of the production version of ADO.NET Data Services is now available for download here as part of the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions preview release . We are referring to this as the "first CTP" because the releases of Astoria prior to this were...
  • OData Team

    ADO.NET Data Services == Project "Astoria"

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    A new name, but goals stay the same As per our last blog post, we just finished a round of presentations on Astoria at Tech Ed EMEA, Tech Ed Africa, Dev Connections and finally Dev Teach. Thanks to everyone that attended our sessions and who stopped by...
  • OData Team

    Upcoming Astoria Presentations

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    A few members of the Astoria team will be presenting on the technology in the coming month. We look forward to meeting those attending the conferences and discussing the project with you. Presentations include: Pablo Castro @ Tech Ed: http://www.mseventseurope...
  • OData Team

    Astoria data sources and system layering

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    The question is: what data sources should Astoria support as inputs? Should we allow ADO.NET Entity Framework only or open up more? If we open up more, how does the system need to be layered to enable the use of those alternate data sources? Let me step...
  • 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

    Astoria CTP Refresh for Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2!

    • 12 Comments
    Some time ago we shipped Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 and a couple of weeks later we added the ADO.NET Entity Framework Beta 2 release as well as the first CTP of the tools for it. Once all of the frameworks/tools were in Beta 2 we got a bunch of email ...
  • 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

    Compatibility heads-up: prototype != production code

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    It's amazing to see how many people are building great things with Astoria so early in the cycle. We talk with folks in the development community often and we hear stories that range from teaching classes, to giving talks, to building experimental systems...
  • OData Team

    Want to work in the Astoria team? We’re hiring!

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    It’s been some time now since we switched from “incubation mode”, where it was just a couple of guys hacking stuff, into “production mode”, were we are building a product, following good engineering practices, spending a ton of time on every design detail...
  • OData Team

    Create your own hosted Astoria Data Service

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    At the Mix 2007 conference we announced an Astoria CTP which included two major pieces: CTP bits you can download, install and run on your own systems and an experimental read only online service over a few sample (northwind, etc) sets of data that we...
  • OData Team

    Transparency in the design process

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    We have been looking at various options to ensure that the design of Astoria truly reflects the requirements of the day to day challenges that our developer community faces when building real-world web applications and services. We would like to start...
  • OData Team

    Welcome!

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    Welcome to the Project Astoria Team Blog! The Astoria team (part of the “ Data Programmability ” (DP) team within the SQL Server organization at Microsoft) is responsible for analyzing how current and next generation internet enabled applications use...
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