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  • OData Team

    Create your own hosted Astoria Data Service

    • 84 Comments
    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

    Compatibility heads-up: prototype != production code

    • 74 Comments
    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

    Using WCF Data Services 5.6.0 with Entity Framework 6+

    • 70 Comments
    And now for some exciting news: you can finally use WCF Data Services with Entity Framework 6+! Today we are uploading a new NuGet package called WCF Data Services Entity Framework Provider . This NuGet package bridges the gap between WCF Data Services...
  • OData Team

    [Discussion] Future Direction of WCF Data Services

    • 63 Comments
    WCF Data Services Microsoft initially released WCF Data Services as an easy way to implement an OData service over queryable data sources. This made it very easy to expose a model backed by the Entity Framework as an OData Service, and included a data...
  • 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

    Transparency in the design process

    • 39 Comments
    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

    ADO.NET Data Services Framework Beta 1 is Live!

    • 39 Comments
    We are very excited to announce that .NET 3.5 SP1 Beta 1 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta 1 are now available! This beta marks the entry of the ADO.NET Data Services Framework as well as the ADO.NET Entity Framework as part of the overall .NET/Visual...
  • OData Team

    Announcing the OData SDK

    • 37 Comments
    Last November at PDC 09 we announced the Open Data Protocol (OData), providing a way to unlock your data and free it from silos that exist in applications today. OData makes it easy for data to be shared in a manner that follows the philosophy of Open...
  • OData Team

    RTM is here!

    • 28 Comments
    ADO.NET Data Services (aka “Project Astoria”) has Released!  Today marks the official RTM of Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, and we are thrilled to announce the official RTM of the ADO.NET Entity Framework and ADO...
  • OData Team

    [Tutorial & Sample] How to use OData Client Code Generator to generate client-side proxy class

    • 28 Comments
    Edited on July 09, 2014 by updating “Add OData Client Proxy File” for V2.0.0 and adding "Appendix" part. Please refer to " OData Client Code Generator 2.0.0 release " for V2.0.0 release notes Edited on Apr 29, 2014 by adding "Upgrade the...
  • OData Team

    Design Notes: Row Count

    • 27 Comments
    One of the scenarios we have heard feedback around is the ability for the a client of a data service to determine the total number of entities in a set without having to retrieve them all. The following video discusses this scenario in more detail and...
  • OData Team

    WCF Data Services 5.0 RTM Release

    • 25 Comments
    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

    MIX08 is almost here...

    • 23 Comments
    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

    Introducing the Microsoft Open Data Protocol Visualizer (CTP1)

    • 23 Comments
    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

    WCF Data Services 5.6.0 Alpha

    • 21 Comments
    Today we are releasing updated NuGet packages and tooling for WCF Data Services 5.6.0. This is an alpha release and as such we have both features to finish as well as quality to fine-tune before we release the final version. You will need the updated...
  • OData Team

    Astoria Design: payload formats

    • 20 Comments
    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

    Merge vs. Replace Semantics for Update Operations

    • 18 Comments
    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

    Announcing Project Codename “Astoria Offline”, Alpha Preview

    • 18 Comments
    In October of last year we started to talk publicly about an exploration project we called “Astoria Offline”, we showed a working version of it at PDC 2008 and we said we would ship the experimental bits as soon as we could. It ended up taking...
  • OData Team

    Astoria futures: offline-enabled data services

    • 17 Comments
    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

    WCF Data Services 5.6.0 Release

    • 17 Comments
    Recently we released updated NuGet packages for WCF Data Services 5.6.0. You will need the updated tooling (released today) to use the portable libraries feature mentioned below with code gen. What is in the release: Visual Studio 2013 Support The WCF...
  • OData Team

    WCF Data Services 5.3.0 RTW

    • 16 Comments
    Today we are releasing an updated version of the WCF Data Services NuGet packages and tools installer . As mentioned in the prerelease blog post , this version of WCF DS has three notable new features as well as over 20 bug fixes. What is in the release...
  • OData Team

    OData and Authentication – Part 2 – Windows Authentication

    • 16 Comments
    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

    Compat Note: Silverlight Beta 2 Client & .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Server Components

    • 15 Comments
    A few folks have asked about using the Silverlight Beta 2 client library against a data service created using the recently released .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 RTM bits. In general, the Silverlight Beta 2 data services library was created to target the .NET...
  • OData Team

    AtomPub support in the ADO.NET Data Services Framework

    • 15 Comments
    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

    Batching Data Service Requests

    • 15 Comments
    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...
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