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  • Blog Post: New Windows Azure Guidance Topics Published

    Just a quick post to let everyone know that we have just published a new set of Windows Azure prescriptive guidance topics for developers: Windows Azure Developer Guidance This release includes two guidance topics I wrote: Guidance for OData in Windows Azure Using Windows Phone with Windows Azure These...
  • Blog Post: OData Quickstart for Windows Phone Updated—Now with VB!

    I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it here on my blog yet or not, but the forthcoming release of Windows Phone 7.5 (“Mango”) and the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 features huge improvements for consuming OData feeds. This means that, in Mango, OData support on phone is basically equivalent...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Data Services Developer Center Redesign—Lots of Videos

    The WCF Data Service developer center has been redesigned; the purpose of this update is to provide a much more hands-on experience and to make it easier to get started with OData services, and with WCF Data Services in particular. This means, in part, less random content and more videos. Now, the scenario...
  • Blog Post: A Wiki-Based Source for OData Content and Info

    While I am (obviously) a big fan of the content on the Open Data Protocol (OData) that we produce (including the WCF Data Services content , Silverlight and Windows Phone topics, and of course the OData.org site ), I am always excited to see other folks outside of the OData team creating and publishing...
  • Blog Post: Calling Service Operations from the WCF Data Services Client

    There seems to be a bit of confusion around the support for and usage of OData service operations in the WCF Data Services client library . Service operations are exposed in the data service metadata returned by an OData service. (If you have no idea what I am talking about, read the topic Service Operations...
  • Blog Post: When Should I Version My OData Service?

    While researching an answer a forum post on versioning, I was digging into one of the v1 product specs and found a couple of very useful logical flowcharts that describe how to handle data service versioning scenarios. Sadly, this information has yet to make it into the documentation. I will do my best...
  • Blog Post: Writing…Data Services: The Inaugural Post

    Welcome to my new blog, which (to be clever) I am calling “Writing…Data Services”—clever in the sense that I work at Microsoft writing the documentation that supports WCF Data Services and OData and Silverlight (and to a lesser degree Windows Phone 7). I have also written MSDN...
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