Trying out the prerelease OData Client T4 template

TL;DR We recently prereleased an updated OData Client T4 template to NuGet. The template will codegen classes for working with OData v3 services, but full support has not been added for all v3 features. What is the OData Client T4 template? The OData Client T4 template is a T4 template that generates code to facilitate…

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Announcing the OData SDK

Last November at PDC 09 we announced the Open Data Protocol (OData), providing a way to unlock your data and free it from silos that exist in applications today. OData makes it easy for data to be shared in a manner that follows the philosophy of Open Data and enables the creation of REST-based data…

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Vote for future Data Services Features

Now that our current releases are winding down we’ve begun shifting some of our focus to planning for the next round.  To help us prioritize our future work we’d like to hear from you.  To make it easy to submit feedback directly to our team we’ve created a feature voting site.  The site enables you…

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Want to work in the WCF Data Service Team? We are Hiring!

We are actively looking for software developers in test (SDE/T) in the WCF Data Services (code named “Astoria”) team. The team has a great momentum with the release of Visual Studio 2010 and we could use your help in driving the vision for the next version of the product as the standard web protocol for…

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Breaking Down ‘Data Silos’ – The Open Data Protocol (OData)

A few weeks ago we posted about steps we’ve been taking to enable a wide range of data sources (DB, SharePoint, Reports, Cloud storage services, etc) to expose their data for programmatic access from any platform (Java, PHP, Silverlight, .NET, AJAX, etc) using a simple HTTP/AtomPub based protocol as the means of communication.  Our exploration…

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Simplifying our n-tier development platform: making 3 things 1 thing

As you’ve probably observed, we’ve been working hard over the past year or so to grow our application stacks to better support the types of applications (Silverlight, rich desktop, AJAX, etc) and services (SOAP, REST, etc) that are required to build modern, robust solutions.  At present, a few of the technologies we have to help…

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Using Data Services over SharePoint 2010 – Part 2 – CRUD

In part 1 you learned how to get SharePoint 2010 and Astoria working together, how to add a Service Reference to your Client Application and how to do a basic insert. In this installment you will see full CRUD, so you’ll learn how to do queries, data binding, updates and deletes. The Problem: In part…

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Using Data Services over SharePoint 2010 – Part 1 – Getting Started

ADO.NET Data Services 1.5 and SharePoint 2010 allow developers to write applications against SharePoint Lists using the familiar Data Services Client programming model. Setup The SharePoint 2010 beta will become generally available in November. In order to use Data Services with SharePoint 2010 Beta, ADO.NET Data Services 1.5 must be installed on your server, ideally…

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