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ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 CTP1 — Now Available for Download
ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 CTP1 — Now Available for Download
Two weeks ago we announced the ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 release.  Today we're very happy to say CTP1 of  ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 is now available for download.  You can get the bits by clicking here. This first CTP release is intended to allow exploration, prototyping and early development.  It is not supported and is...
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Announcing Project Codename “Astoria Offline”, Alpha Preview
Announcing Project Codename “Astoria Offline”, Alpha Preview
In October of last year we started to talk publicly about an exploration project we called “Astoria Offline”, we showed a working version of it at PDC 2008 and we said we would ship the experimental bits as soon as we could. It ended up taking us longer than we thought to get a shipping package in reasonable shape (i.e. we had to...
Announcing ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 CTP1
Announcing ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 CTP1
It's been a little while since we've written about the future direction of data services, so this post is intended to layout our thinking towards our next release.  The release described below isn't yet available, but should be in the coming months, so stay tuned :).  The rest of this post will discuss the specifics of the release ...
Office Business Applications & Data Services
Office Business Applications & Data Services
Beth Massi has been busy creating a number of great posts describing how to build add-ins to Excel, Outlook, Word, etc to work with data from an ADO.NET Data Service.  The articles can be found here: ADO.NET Data Services - Building an Excel Client OBA Part 1 - Exposing Line-of-Business Data OBA Part 2 - Building an Outlook Client against...
Timeout Workaround
Timeout Workaround
Believe it or not, but we did ship ADO.NET Data Services with a few bugs.    One issue in particular is fairly nasty.   However the code developers might be tempted to write to work around the bug could cause far worse problems down the road when we fix the initial bug.  Hence I wanted to give a quick write up to ...
Design Notes: Row Count
Design Notes: Row Count
One of the scenarios we have heard feedback around is the ability for the a client of a data service to determine the total number of entities in a set without having to retrieve them all. The following video discusses this scenario in more detail and some of our thoughts regarding how to make the experience better.    Astoria ...
TechEd EMEA 2008 – Data Services Content
TechEd EMEA 2008 – Data Services Content
Are you going to TechEd EMEA this coming week?  If so, we've got the following data services focused sessions at the conference:     We hope to see you there!   Mike Flasko ADO.NET Data Services, Program Manager...
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Alpha preview of Project Codename "Astoria Offline" coming soon
Alpha preview of Project Codename "Astoria Offline" coming soon
As we already discussed in a previous blog post, one of the problem spaces related to data services we’d like to take on is synchronization-capable services, enabling offline scenarios. We’re still in the early stages of the project, where direction can be adjusted and good feedback can be very influential. Giving good feedback ...
Data Services Content @ PDC
Data Services Content @ PDC
PDC is done for another year.  We had a great time presenting and chatting everyone.  Thanks for all your thoughtful feedback!   If you didn't make it to all the data services PDC sessions.... First: Shame on you.  Second: Here is a summary (with links to recordings) of the data services focused sessions at PDC: &#...
See you at PDC
See you at PDC
Technorati Tags: PDC2008 A few of us from the Astoria team will be at PDC this year.  If you are heading to the conference and want to chat about data services, drop us a note or we'll likely bump into you in the lounge / discussion areas. Below is a short video that talks about the data services sessions that will be at the conference...