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  • Blog Post: Time to get the WCF Data Services 5.6.0 RTM Tools

    Folks who have recently tried to download and install the OData Client Tools for Windows Store apps (the one that I have been using in all my apps, samples, and blog posts to date) have been blocked by a certificate issue that prevents the installation of this client and tools .msi. While a temporary...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Mobile Services—Now We Are Getting Somewhere

    The Windows Azure team just enabled a whole set of new features and functionalities for the still-in-preview Mobile Services offering. You can read ScottGu’s blog post with the full details (there is a lot), but I wanted to specifically highlight two huge features that are (IMHO) really going to drive...
  • Blog Post: Visual Basic Version of the Get started with data in Mobile Services Tutorial

    Folks have been asking for a Visual Basic version of the Windows Azure Mobile Services quickstart and tutorial. This is probably because the Windows Azure Management Portal currently does not support the generation of the quickstart project in Visual Basic—it’s only C# and JavaScript at this time. So...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Mobile Services—A Quick Start to Windows Store Apps with Windows Azure

    For those of you who have been following my blog, you know that I am very interested in the nexus of data services and mobile device apps, and especially OData Services and Windows Phone and Windows (8) Store apps. In most of the apps that I have written, I have been able to use some existing, public...
  • Blog Post: OData Client for Windows Store Apps

    I’m happy to announce that OData client support for Windows Store apps (“formerly Metro apps”) in Windows 8 RTM has been released. This didn’t actually get chained into Visual Studio 2012 like it was in the pre-release, but it may be even easier to use in the new incarnation:...
  • Blog Post: OData on Windows 8: Part 2—The OData Client Library for Metro

    In the previous post Running WCF Data Services on Windows 8 Consumer Preview- Part 1 , I described running WCF Data Services on the Windows 8 desktop…but what I have really been wanting to do is write a Win8 Metro style app that consumes an OData feed. I started messing around with the Windows 8 Metro...
  • Blog Post: Running WCF Data Services on Windows 8 Consumer Preview: Part 1

    Windows 8 Desktop I have a Samsung Slate 7, which is the device that was given to the //Build/ conference attendees to run the developer preview of Windows 8 to best demonstrate the new Metro interface. However, I ended up waiting for the Consumer Preview release to really get going on Win8. To that...
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