Windows Phone 8 is Finally Here!

This is a great day for Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, with the official launch of Windows Phone 8 along with the following Windows Phone 8-related clients and toolkits: Windows Phone 8 SDK Mobile Services SDK for Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone Toolkit for Windows Phone 8 OData Client Library for Windows Phone 8   Windows…

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Windows Azure Mobile Services—Now We Are Getting Somewhere

The Windows Azure team just enabled a whole set of new features and functionalities for the still-in-preview Mobile Services offering. You can read ScottGu’s blog post with the full details (there is a lot), but I wanted to specifically highlight two huge features that are (IMHO) really going to drive the adoption of Mobile Services…

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A Few New OData Things of Interest

There are a couple of interesting news items re. OData and WCF Data Services: WCF Data Services 5.1.0-RC2 is released The WCF Data Services team continues to work towards shoring-up support for the OData v3 spec, especially on a simplified JSON format.   Highlights of this RC release include the following: The new “lightweight” JSON format…

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