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  • Blog Post: Technology Leaders Support OASIS Standards for OData

    Citrix Systems Inc., IBM Corp., Microsoft Corp., Progress Software, SAP AG and WSO2 are proposing an Open Data Protocol (OData) Technical Committee (TC) in the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) , an international open standards consortium. Citrix, EastBanc...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Article: Building a Massively Scalable Platform for Consumer Devices on Windows Azure

    Excellent article shows how you can use web services hosted in Windows Azure and have it communicate across various devices, such as Windows Phone, iPhone, and Android. And have that service scale to terabytes in size. My colleagues Bruno Terkaly and Ricardo Villalobos wrote the article for MSDN magazine...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 11 Developer Training Kit Offers Labs on Async Programming, ALM, Metro, ASP.NET

    Today we released the first version of the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview Training Kit . This kit includes hands-on labs to help you understand how to take advantage of the variety of enhancements in Visual Studio 11 and the .NET Framework 4.5, how to support and manage the entire application lifecycle...
  • Blog Post: ISV Video: Social Media Goes Mobile with Glassboard on Azure

    You can now share your private data with groups of your friends, coworkers, and those outside your work organization courtesy of a new free product, Glassboard , from social media company Sepia Labs . Users can connect with each other's Windows Phone , Android, or iPhone. Soon users can connect from...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4 Training Kit Updated, Includes ALM Developer Training

    June 2011 version of the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit and Training Course adds new courses on application lifecycle management (ALM) and updates developer training. The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Course includes videos and hands-on-labs designed to help...
  • Blog Post: Expose Data as OData Through Web Services

    WCF Data Services Toolkit has recently been released to make it easier to expose arbitrary data sources as OData services. Whether you want to wrap OData around an existing API (SOAP/REST/etc.), mash-up SQL Azure and Windows Azure Table storage, re-structure the shape of a legacy database, or expose...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 5 Improves Experience for Application Developers, ISVs

    The next version of Silverlight will target numerous improvements for application developers and in media improvements. Scott Guthrie announced the next version of Silverlight at the keynote to the Firestarter Event in Redmond, WA. The entire day’s events were also streamed on the Internet....
  • Blog Post: WS-I Completes Interoperability Standards for Web Services

    After nearly a decade of work and industry cooperation, the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) has successfully concluded its charter to document best practices for Web services interoperability across multiple platforms, operating systems and programming languages. The final three...
  • Blog Post: How to Move Your Line of Business Apps to Phone + Cloud

    Rob Tiffany has put together a series of blog posts describing how to move data to your Phone applications from the cloud. Issues for your apps include slow service connections. For device apps to be successful, they must pre-fetch the data they need and cache it offline so a user can keep working when...
  • Blog Post: Sample Code, Video Demonstrates Canonical REST Service

    Canonical -- conforming to accepted principles or standard practice. A new Canonical REST Entity Service sample code on MSDN code gallery demonstrates a REST Service built with WCF 4 that fully complies with HTTP specs for use of GET, PUT, POST, and DELETE, and includes unit tests to test compliance...
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