New Love for WCF Data Services: Push Notifications

I have just published a new end-to-end sample that demonstrates how to use Windows Azure Notification Hubs to add push notification functionality to the classic Northwind OData service. I also blogged about this as a guest blogger on the Silver Lining blog. Sample: Send Push Notifications from an OData Service by Using Notification Hubs Windows…


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…


OData Client for Windows Store Apps

I’m happy to announce that OData client support for Windows Store apps (“formerly Metro apps”) in Windows 8 RTM has been released. This didn’t actually get chained into Visual Studio 2012 like it was in the pre-release, but it may be even easier to use in the new incarnation: WCF Data Services Tools for Windows…


Recent Goings on in OData and WCF Data Services

Sorry the blog’s been quiet for so long…I’ve been working on some new stuff that’s not strictly OData, but still very cool and I can’t wait to be able to share it with everyone. It has to do with mobile app development…but you will have to wait another month or so for more info about…


OData on Windows 8: Part 2—The OData Client Library for Metro

In the previous post Running WCF Data Services on Windows 8 Consumer Preview- Part 1, I described running WCF Data Services on the Windows 8 desktop…but what I have really been wanting to do is write a Win8 Metro style app that consumes an OData feed. I started messing around with the Windows 8 Metro…


Upgrading WCF Data Services Projects to WCF Data Services 5.0

Now that WCF Data Services 5.0 has been shipped with support for OData v3, it’s time to start updating existing applications to take advantage of some of the new features of OData v3. For a complete list of new OData v3 features that are supported in WCF Data Services 5.0, see the post WCF Data…


My Favorite Things in OData v3 and WCF Data Services 5.0

Great news…WCF Data Services 5.0 was released today! This new product release provides client and server support for OData v3 for the .NET Framework and Silverlight. Previous versions of WCF Data Services were actually part of the .NET Framework and Silverlight, but this out-of-band version is actually it’s own product—designed specifically to support OData v3….


New and Improved T4 Template for OData Client and Local Database

If you recall from my previous post Sync’ing OData to Local Storage in Windows Phone (Part 1), I had written a T4 template for my Windows Phone 7.5 (“Mango”) project to generate a proxy client needed to access both an OData service and local database on the device. My template was based on an existing…