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While going through application scenarios for the ADO.NET Data Services Framework (Project Astoria) one of the first things we noticed is that data-centric applications usually want to bring down graphs of related resources in each interaction with the server. For example, if you are retrieving a resource that represents an “Event”, you may want to…


AtomPub support in the ADO.NET Data Services Framework

  We have been looking for the last few months at adding first-class support for AtomPub to Project Astoria (we briefly touched on it before here). We are at a point where we have some parts of the AtomPub story and their initial implementation running (and we’ll share fresh experimental bits soon), some parts on…


Why ADO.NET Data Services Framework (aka Astoria)?

I’ve responded to a few posts on our online forums asking what the motivations were for building Astoria.  After one of our recent posts to the forums a comment was left that the replies would be a good blog post.  So, what follows is a few of my responses to those forums questions appended together…


RESTing on the slopes

This past week we attended to some very high priority issues (shown below).  We got a few good shots of our team ….    This isn’t quite the whole Astoria team (the next set of picks we’ll have to get one of the entire team), but the folks in the picture are: Back row (left…


Deep Dive on the $filter query string option

Marcelo from our team has posted a nice write up detailing how the $filter query string operator works in ADO.NET Data Services and highlights a number of the functions it supports – check out his post here: $filter Query Option in ADO.NET Data Services   -Mike Program Manager, ADO.NET Data Services


ADO.NET Data Services Silverlight Add-On

A number of people have asked for an updated ADO.NET Data Services client library to run inside the Microsoft Silverlight 1.1 Alpha September Refresh, and today we are releasing just that. The Microsoft ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview CTP shipped in December of 2007 and included a client library to facilitate access to ADO.NET Data Services…