Mix 2009 next week in Las Vegas

Given how much of what we do in my team is related to the web (ADO.NET Data Services, System.Xml, etc.), Mix is one of the events I look forward every year, both to share some of the stuff we’re working on and to hear from attendees who are building real-world applications. If you are around,…

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SQL Data Services goes full relational

A few days ago we announced the big news about SQL Data Services (SDS) switching to being a full relational database on the cloud. I’ve been a strong supporter of this path for a number of reasons. Relational databases are very well understood and there is a large base of expertise for them in the…

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Busy week: ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 CTP coming and "Astoria Offline" preview out

We announced two releases this week, kind of usual but it worked out this way. The first one is the first CTP of ADO.NET Data Services v1.5. This is the next version of “Astoria” or the ADO.NET Data Services framework, and it includes a number of enhancements that were requested both by the developer community…

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