OData v4 Ratified and Where WCF Data Services is Headed

I’m a little behind on the OData news front (I blame this on a mountain of //build work I needed to get done), but here are a few interesting items that have recently occurred in the OData world: OASIS Approves OData 4.0 Standards for an Open, Programmable Web This is good news for the OData…

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Time to get the WCF Data Services 5.6.0 RTM Tools

Folks who have recently tried to download and install the OData Client Tools for Windows Store apps (the one that I have been using in all my apps, samples, and blog posts to date) have been blocked by a certificate issue that prevents the installation of this client and tools .msi. While a temporary workaround…

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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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Running WCF Data Services on Windows 8 Consumer Preview: Part 1

Windows 8 Desktop I have a Samsung Slate 7, which is the device that was given to the //Build/ conference attendees to run the developer preview of Windows 8 to best demonstrate the new Metro interface. However, I ended up waiting for the Consumer Preview release to really get going on Win8. To that end,…

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New Windows Azure Guidance Topics Published

Just a quick post to let everyone know that we have just published a new set of Windows Azure prescriptive guidance topics for developers: Windows Azure Developer Guidance This release includes two guidance topics I wrote: Guidance for OData in Windows Azure Using Windows Phone with Windows Azure These topics are about 90% of where…

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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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Some Resources for OData and Azure

With the rapidly growing popularity of the Windows Azure Platform and Microsoft’s Cloud Services offerings, I thought it a good idea to put up a quick post about where you can find out about publishing OData services to the Azure cloud, especially since it’s so easy to do with the Windows Azure Tools for Visual…

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Entity Framework 4.1: Code First and WCF Data Services

Note: The information provided in this post is now maintained in the TechNet Wiki topic: Using Entity Framework 4.1 Code First with WCF Data Services.  Now that Entity Framework 4.1 is released, I decided that it was past-time for me to try to implement a data service by using the Code First functionality in Entity…

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Calling Service Operations Using POST

As you may know, OData enables you to define service operations that can be invoked by using either GET or POST requests. The topic Service Operations (WCF Data Services) shows how to define both kinds of service operations using WCF Data Services. Consider the following POST service operation that returns customer names as a collection…

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New Resources for OData, Streaming, and Windows Phone

I’ve just posted a fairly lengthy blog post on the WCF Data Services team blog that shows how to consume a media resource stream from an OData service in a Windows Phone 7 application: Accessing an OData Media Resource Stream from a Windows Phone 7 Application (Streaming Provider Series-Part 3) To support this blog post,…

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