During his keynote speech at the Worldwide Partner Conference in July, Microsoft President Bob Muglia announced that the third Community Technology Preview of “Dallas” would be available within 30 days. Today, we are thrilled to announce the release of “Dallas” CTP3 at www.sqlazureservices.com.

This new community technology preview brings with it a number of exciting improvements, rounding out the “Dallas” experience and making it easier to develop applications using data from “Dallas” subscriptions. CTP3 brings with it a number of small incremental changes as well as larger, highly-requested new features such as: 

  • Basic Authentication to authenticate users of Dallas data offerings
  • Flexible querying of OData content, as announced earlier this year at MIX, beyond simple web services
  • Support for Add Service Reference in Visual Studio
  • New content providers and data

 For more information and to experience “Dallas” CTP3 for yourself, visit www.sqlazureservices.com.