MIX08 is almost here…

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Its been a year since Pablo first announced Project Astoria at MIX 07.  Since then we’ve started from scratch and build a production version of the product which is now known as the ADO.NET Data Services Framework.  At the MIX conference this time around we’ll have a bunch of sessions to talk about how the ADO.NET Data Services Framework  has evolved into a platform to create your own services and to talk to those from Windows Live.  A snippet from the Windows Live blog is below and we’ll have a lot more to show at the conference next week!


“At MIX we are enabling several new Live services with AtomPub endpoints which enable any HTTP-aware application to easily consume Atom feeds of photos and for unstructured application storage (see below for more details). Or you can use any Atom-aware public tools or libraries, such as .NET WCF Syndication to read or write these cloud service-based feeds.

In addition, these same protocols and the same services are now ADO.NET Data Services (formerly known as “ Project Astoria”) compatible. This means we now support LINQ queries from .NET code directly against our service endpoints, leveraging a large amount of existing knowledge and tooling shared with on-premise SQL deployments….”


Pablo, myself and Andy will be heading to MIX this year from the Astoria team.  So, if you are at the conference and want to chat all things data services, drop us a note or we’ll likely bump into you at the talks and open space (discussion) areas….

The data services focused sessions are:

Wed, March 5th – RESTful Data Services with the ADO.NET Data Services Framework

Fri, March 7th – Accessing Windows Live Services via AtomPub

Fri, March 7th – Building RESTful Real World Applications with the ADO.NET Data Services Framework


See you at MIX,

Mike Flasko

Program Manager, ADO.NET Data Services Framework


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