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…

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WCF Data Services October 2011 CTP Now Available

Hopefully, by now folks have seen the official announcement about the release of the WCF Data Services October 2011 CTP. This release includes a bunch of new “in progress” OData v3 features, such as actions, spatial data types and operations, and vocabularies. The exact extent of the support in this CTP is detailed in the post…

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Creating “Cool Looking” Windows Phone Apps

So far, I’ve written several Window Phone 7 apps, including the OData and Windows Phone quickstart, a Northwind-based app for my MVVM walkthrough, and a couple of others—mostly consuming (as you might guess) OData. Since I created these apps to supplement documentation, they have never been much to look at—I never intended to publish them…

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OData Updates in Windows Phone “Mango”

Today, the Windows Phone team announced the next version of Windows Phone, code-named “Mango.” You can read more about Mango in this morning’s blog post from the Windows Phone team. There is also a developer tools update for this Mango beta release, which now includes the OData client library for Windows Phone; you can get…

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MSDN Data Services Developer Center Redesign—Lots of Videos

The WCF Data Service developer center has been redesigned; the purpose of this update is to provide a much more hands-on experience and to make it easier to get started with OData services, and with WCF Data Services in particular. This means, in part, less random content and more videos. Now, the scenario-based content is…

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Getting Entity Data into Your Web Application

A friend said to me the other day “so, now that I have all of my data modeled as entity data using the Entity Framework, how do I get it into my web application?” While I will admit to not being an ASP.NET expert (despite having written some of the EntityDataSource web service control documentation),…

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