New and improved EULA!

TL;DR: You can now (legally) use our .NET OData client and ODataLib on Android and iOS. Backstory For a while now we have been working with our legal team to improve the terms you agree to when you use one of our libraries (WCF Data Services, our OData client, or ODataLib). A year and a…

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New version of OData Validator

The OData team has been working on updating the OData Validator tool to support the new JSON format validation. We are pleased to announce that the tool now supports validating your V3 service for all three formats – ATOM, old JSON format (aka JSON Verbose) and the new JSON format. We are also working on…

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Using WCF Data Services 5.6.0 with Entity Framework 6+

And now for some exciting news: you can finally use WCF Data Services with Entity Framework 6+! Today we are uploading a new NuGet package called WCF Data Services Entity Framework Provider. This NuGet package bridges the gap between WCF Data Services 5.6.0 and Entity Framework 6+. We were able to build this provider as…

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WCF Data Services 5.6.0 Release

Recently we released updated NuGet packages for WCF Data Services 5.6.0. You will need the updated tooling (released today) to use the portable libraries feature mentioned below with code gen. What is in the release: Visual Studio 2013 Support The WCF DS 5.6.0 tooling installer has support for Visual Studio 2013. If you are using…

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Using the new client hooks in WCF Data Services Client

What are the Request and Response Pipeline configurations in WCF Data Services Client? In WCF Data Services 5.4 we added a new pattern to allow developers to hook into the client request and response pipelines. In the server, we have long had the concept of a processing pipeline. Developers can use the processing pipeline event…

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WCF Data Services 5.6.0 Alpha

Today we are releasing updated NuGet packages and tooling for WCF Data Services 5.6.0. This is an alpha release and as such we have both features to finish as well as quality to fine-tune before we release the final version. You will need the updated tooling to use the portable libraries feature mentioned below. The…

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WCF Data Services 5.5.0 Release

WCF Data Services 5.5.0 has officially been released! The 5.5.0 release will be another NuGet-only release as we did not make any updates to the Visual Studio tooling. The last tooling update was version 5.3.0. Services created using this version of tooling should update the runtime binaries to 5.5.0 with NuGet. What is in the…

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WCF Data Services 5.5.0 Prerelease

It’s that time again: yesterday we uploaded an RC for the upcoming 5.5.0 release. The 5.5.0 release will be another NuGet-only release. What is in the release: This release has two primary features: 1) significant enhancements to the URI parser and 2) public data source providers. URI Parser In the 5.2.0 release ODataLib provided a…

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WCF Data Services 5.4.0 Release

Today we are releasing version 5.4.0 of WCF Data Services. As mentioned in the prerelease post, this release will be NuGet packages only. That means that we are not releasing an updated executable to the download center. If you create a new WCF Data Service or add a reference to an OData service, you should…

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WCF Data Services 5.4.0 Prerelease

Recently we uploaded an RC for our upcoming 5.4.0 release. This release will be NuGet packages only. What is in the release: Client deserialization/serialization hooks We have a number of investments planned in the “request pipeline” area. In 5.4.0 we have a very big set of hooks for reaching into and modifying data as it…

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