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  • OData Team

    How to update existing Windows Phone 7 OData applications to work with the new client tools

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    OData Client Tools for Windows Phone Apps is recently released to add support for consuming OData v3 services. You may  already have a Windows Phone 7.1 application that consumes OData  and want to update it to work with OData V3 services using...
  • 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

    Important: Security Advisory 2749655 affects WCF DS

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    What is the advisory? Microsoft just released Security Advisory 2749655 , which addresses “an issue involving specific digital certificates that were generated by Microsoft without the proper timestamp attributes.” If you are using WCF Data Services 5...
  • OData Team

    WCF Data Service 5.1.0-rc2 Released

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    Today we are releasing refreshed NuGet packages as well as an installer for WCF Data Services 5.1.0-rc2 . This RC is very close to complete. We do still have a few optimizations to make in the payload, but this RC is very representative of the final product...
  • 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

    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

    OData 101: Using the [NotMapped] attribute to exclude Enum properties

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    TL;DR: OData does not currently support enum types, and WCF Data Services throws an unclear exception when using the EF provider with a model that has an enum property. Mark the property with a [NotMapped] attribute to get around this limitation. In today...
  • OData Team

    OData 101: Building our first OData-based Windows Store app (Part 2)

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    Download the sample code In the previous blog post , we walked through the steps to build an OData-enabled client using the new Windows UI. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the code that makes it happen. ODataBindable, SampleDataItem...
  • 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

    WCF Data Services 5.0.2-rc Prerelease

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    We’re happy to announce that we’re ready for another public RC that includes a whole bunch of bug fixes. What is in the prerelease This prerelease contains a number of bug fixes: Fixes NuGet packages to have explicit version dependencies Fixes a bug where...
  • 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

    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

    WCF Data Services EULAs updated

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    Today we are releasing an updated EULA for WCF Data Services. Effective as of WCF Data Services 5.0.1, the DLLs that constitute the runtime components of WCF Data Services are now officially redistributable. Please see the attached EULAs for more details...
  • OData Team

    NuGet and Bin Deploy

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    We recently posted about trying to release WCF Data Services more frequently, and some of the changes we’re making . In this post, we’ll take a slightly deeper look at NuGet,bin deploy, and where WCF Data Services is headed. Managing dependencies with...
  • 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

    Metro OData prerelease bits and app

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    Phani just published a blog post with directions on how to build OData apps for Windows 8 Metro. The Metro bits are still very much in a prerelease form (e.g., you’ll have to invoke codegen with a command line tool) but it should enable developers to...
  • OData Team

    WCF Data Services 5.1.0-rc Prerelease

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    Less than two weeks ago, we released WCF Data Services 5.0.0 . Today, we are releasing 5.1.0-rc as a NuGet prerelease. What is in the prerelease This prerelease contains several bug fixes: WCF Data Services fails to work properly with the $expand query...
  • 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

    How to use WCF DS 5.0 in a Web Site project

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    The WCF Data Services 5.0 RTM release includes an update to the Add Service Reference behavior in Visual Studio. For most project types that target .NET Framework 4.0, this means that when you add a new service reference, you will automatically get assembly...
  • 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

    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 – 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

    Actions in WCF Data Services – Part 1: Service Author Code

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    If you read our last post on Actions you’ll know that Actions are now in both OData and WCF Data Services and that they are cool: “Actions will provide a way to inject behaviors into an otherwise data-centric model without confusing the...
  • 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

    Announcing OData T4 for C#, Preview 1

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      I’m very excited to announce the release of OData T4 for C# Preview 1, for the October 2011 CTP of the next version of WCF Data Services libraries, with support for code generation of service operations. The goal of this T4 preview and subsequent...
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