OData

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Service Operations and the WCF Data Services Client

Service Operations in WCF Data Services allow you to create WCF style methods on your service. In general it is good practice to do most of your CRUD operations directly on the entities exposed by your WCF Data Services model but every once in a while you may have a need to do some custom operation that isn’t covered by the model and this is...
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Using Restricted Characters in Data Service Keys

If your Data Service includes entities with a string key, you can run into problems if the keys themselves contain certain restricted characters. For example OData has this uri convention for identifying entities: ~/Feed('key') So if the 'key' contains certain characters it can confuse Uri parsing and processing. Thankfully though Peter Qian...

OData and Authentication – Part 2 – Windows Authentication

Imagine you have an OData Service installed on your domain somewhere, probably using the .NET Data Services producer libraries, and you want to authenticate clients against your corporate active directory. How do you do this? On the Serverside First on the IIS box hosting your Data Service you need to turn on integrated security, and you ...

OData and Authentication – Part 1

Here on the Data Services team we hear many people ask about authentication. Questions like: The answer to these questions, depends a lot upon scenario, in fact each authentication scenario presents unique challenges: As you can see lots of questions. And there is a real risk that people will get their answer ...

ADO.NET Data Services Update for .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 – Refresh

The Data Services team has released a refresh of the ADO.NET Data Services Update for .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 today and provides fixes for issues reported to us in the update to .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. For Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 the refresh can be downloaded here. For Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 ...
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Windows Phone Developer Tools April 2010 Refresh and the OData Client

Two months ago we released an OData Library for the Windows Phone 7 – see the blog post here. If you have downloaded the recent April 2010 Refresh of the Windows Phone Developer Tools you will have found that there is an issue in the refresh of the tools with loading the OData library. If you reference the System.Data.Services.Client.dll ...
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OData Roadshow

We are taking the MIX10 Services Powering Experiences content on the road. New York, NY – May 12, 2010 Chicago, IL – May 14, 2010 Mountain View, CA – May 18, 2010 Shanghai, China – June 1, 2010 Tokyo, Japan – June 3, 2010 Reading, United Kingdom – June 15, 2010 Paris, France – June 17, 2010 One full day ...
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