0 to 60 With ADO.NET Data Services

An update to our “Using ADO.NET Data Services” whitepaper is now available to match the bits just released with the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.  You can find the paper on MSDN here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc907912.aspx.  The document is intended to be a good way to go from 0 to 60 with data services and touches on many…


Interim Release: Making SL2 Beta 2 Clients Work With .NET Fx 3.5 SP1 RTM Servers

As an offshoot of the feedback we got from different channels , ( Blogs , Direct emails to team members , our discussion forums, etc) we are releasing an “interim build” of the data services  Silverlight client which works with the  Silverlight 2 Beta 2 runtime ,and works with the RTM ADO.NET Data Services Server…


"How Do I Videos"

We have started creating a “How do I” video series for data services.  A couple videos are already posted here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/data/cc300162.aspx.  We have a number of ideas for future videos and a few more yet to publish, but if you have ideas for videos you would like to see please do let us know.  …


Fixing 400 – Bad Request replies from ASP.NET when using ADO.NET Data Services

Marcelo has a nice post detailing how to deal with a couple common cases that can cause 400 responses from a data service.  Check it out here: http://blogs.msdn.com/marcelolr/archive/2008/04/01/fixing-400-bad-request-replies-from-asp-net-when-using-ado-net-data-services.aspx   Mike Flasko ADO.NET Data Services, Program Manager


Compat Note: Silverlight Beta 2 Client & .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Server Components

A few folks have asked about using the Silverlight Beta 2 client library against a data service created using the recently released .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 RTM bits.  In general, the Silverlight Beta 2 data services library was created to target the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Beta release of ADO.NET Data Services server side components. …


RTM is here!

ADO.NET Data Services (aka “Project Astoria”) has Released!  Today marks the official RTM of Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, and we are thrilled to announce the official RTM of the ADO.NET Entity Framework and ADO.NET Data Services. You can find more information and download SP1 at http://msdn.microsoft.com/data . The remainder…


Using the Uniform Interface Exposed By Data Services

In some of our past posts, we’ve discussed one of the benefits of data services is that the interface to such a service is uniform.  This means that how you interact with each service (issue a query, insert a new entity, etc) is the same across all services regardless of the schema being exposed.  This…


Astoria Content @ TechEd This Week

Are you at TechEd this week?  If so, we have a few Astoria related sessions going on.  If you are at the event and want to chat about Astoria, drop me a note or swing by one of the sessions:   6/4 8:30am-9:45am          ADO.NET Data Services for the Web (aka  “Project Astoria”) by Mike Flasko…


Securing Data Services

We have received a lot of questions lately about how to authenticate calls to an ADO.NET Data Service.  Mike Taulty has created a nice post outlining some of the options for authenticating calls to data services.  Check it out here: http://mtaulty.com/CommunityServer/blogs/mike_taultys_blog/archive/2008/05/27/10447.aspx   -Mike Flasko ADO.NET Data Services Framework, Program Manager


Merge vs. Replace Semantics for Update Operations

So far Astoria has used “merge” semantics for update. That is, an “update” operation (an HTTP PUT request) replaces the values of the properties for the target entity that are specified in the input payload; this applies both to properties and links. If a property or link is not present in a PUT operation, it…