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    OOB == Out of Band

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    Yesterday we announced that we will be releasing an update to ADO.NET Data Services that we are calling ADO.NET Data Services v1.5.  For more details, see Mike Flasko's write up here on the team blog. We should have a CTP out very soon.  I am...
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    PDC teaser from Pablo

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    Pablo Castro gave a small preview of what he will be talking about next week at PDC. I will be attending the conference along with several people from ADO.NET team: Pablo Castro, Steve Stark, and Sushil Chordia. I will post later today our times...
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    Four books every software developer should be required to read.

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    I have decided to add Freakonomics to my list of books everyone in the industry should be required to read. The list now consists of: (In no particular order) Money Ball America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction Freakonomics...
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    The Ruby bandwagon

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    Ok... I got to come clean, after reading Programming Ruby , I have become a big fan of Ruby. Now if someone would just port Ruby to .net...
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    Iceman lives

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    Via Michael Brundage (the man without a blog): http://www.sky.com/showbiz/article/0,,50001-1174806,00.html
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    Dataworks now has a group blog

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    My current group now has a team Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/dataaccess/ Alyssa Henry, our product unit manager provided a good description of the technologies which it will cover.
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    Taking Live Writer for a test drive

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    For a while now, I have been using Outlook as my blog editor. Basically, this means I have a folder on my inbox where I keep various drafts of potential posts which are all usually about half done. So while cleaning up my draft folder, I decided to go...
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    Sir Tom

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    Its about time: http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe/12/31/britain.honors.ap/index.html
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    Next Linq Tech Preview Teaser

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    DataSet... Linq... hmmmmmmmm.
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    Cyrus on LINQ driven C# features

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    Cyrus has an excellent description of the new C# 3.0 features that were added to make LINQ work. Always an extremely good and proficient blogger, he has been on fire lately. Anonymous Types, Lambda expression, extension methods… there is a lot of...
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    Projections and DataSet

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    While no was looking, we snuck projections into the DataSet in ADO.NET 2.0. While not the full power of projection offered by a typical RDMS query processor like Sql Server, it does provide some interesting functionality. (The sample code here is...
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    Walken for President

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    Now that is a candidate I can get behind. Wonder if I can get the fifthbucket.com to endorse him?
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    Dirty Sql

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    David Heinemeier Hansson , the man behind Ruby on Rails , has the best take yet on O/R Mapping frameworks and SQL: But Isn’t Sql Dirty? Ever since programmers started to layer object-oriented systems on top of relational databases, they...
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    VB version of CopyToDataTable<T>

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    Matthew Wills ported my original C# CopyToDataTable<T> Linq operator to VB . According to him, he used Instant VB to convert the code from C# to VB and then hand tweaked it. Looks like a fairly cool tool that we could use to port our C# unit tests...
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    Project Astoria Links for 1/15/08

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    Michael Sync has written a sample using the new Astoria Silverlight client library. David Hayden posted a nice walk through for getting an Data Service up and running over Linq To Sql. Our own Macelo Ruiz talks about some tweaks we made to the Astoria...
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    Developing aN Astoria data provider for SubSonic

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    I have developed a data provider for SubSonic to enable it as a ADO.NET Data Services data source. This ended up being a bit harder then I initially thought, and is definitely still a work in progress. If you are interested, I have started a code gallery...
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    IUpdateable for Linq to Sql - Fixing a few issues

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    Finally got IUpdateable.ResetResource() for Linq To Sql working correctly.  This means that REPLACE operations are now working correctly.  I have uploaded those changes to code gallery . Going forward all changes to the code with be available...
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    Attention! Phani on Deck!

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    One of the most common feature requests we hear for Astoria is the ability to mark properties on an entity as hidden.  Currently in V1 we support this on the server, but not with the .NET or Silverlight clients. Phani, resident Astoria hacker (and...
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    Project Astoria Links for 12/18/07

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    Jonathan Carter is in the midst of writing a 11 Part (!) Training Series about ADO.NET Data Services. Guy Burnstein has also started a “ Get Started with ADO.Net Data Services ” post series.
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    191 Miles to Astoria

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    A couple of months ago I became Development Lead for Project Astoria .   The goal of Project Astoria is to provide a data services for the web. AKA Project Astoria provides a RESTFUL head for any sort of "queryable" data, for example...
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    jasper links

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    Some interesting links from my coworkers about Project Jasper: Shyam Pather, who is currently attending Mix07 and will be giving the Jasper Mix07 session tomorrow (5/2/07) has a write up on the sessions he has attended so far including the key note. He...
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    Jasper Mix07 session is now online

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    Hear Shyam talk about Canadian sheep and see some cool Jasper demos. Recorded earlier today, the Project Jasper Mix07 session is now online here . We are working on putting together a complete screencast of the "Data Access City" demo from the session...
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    Deus ex machina

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    As I am sure a lot of people have heard, Kurt Vonnegut passed away yesterday. He is easily my favorite author of all time. I still vividly remember reading Cat’s Cradle when I was a sophomore in high school and just being astonished by the unique combination...
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    Project Jasper overview now online

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    The overview doc is now online here . We hope to add to it in the next couple of months, so I will let folks know when an updated version becomes available.
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    ORMs and changing data stores

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    The folks at Rails Envy have posted a bunch of funny parodies of the "Mac vs PC" pitting ROR versus various technologies. The one to pay particular attention to is ad #4 out of 4: Changing Databases . Cleverly done - but for anyone that knows what it...
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