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WCF Data Services 5.0.1 Released

We have just pushed the official bits for 5.0.1 to NuGet and should be releasing an updated MSI sometime within the next week. Thanks to feedback from the community we found and fixed several bugs, detailed below. NuGet Links Release Notes What does the MSI do? All of the fixes detailed above are...

WCF Data Services 5.1.0-rc Prerelease

Less than two weeks ago, we released WCF Data Services 5.0.0. Today, we are releasing 5.1.0-rc as a NuGet prerelease. What is in the prerelease This prerelease contains several bug fixes: Getting the prerelease The prerelease is only available on NuGet and must be installed using the prerelease cmdlet. Prereleases are not ...

How to use WCF DS 5.0 in a Web Site project

The WCF Data Services 5.0 RTM release includes an update to the Add Service Reference behavior in Visual Studio. For most project types that target .NET Framework 4.0, this means that when you add a new service reference, you will automatically get assembly references to the new client assemblies, and your client will be able to communicate ...

Accessing an OData Media Resource Stream from a Windows Phone 7 Application (Streaming Provider Series-Part 3)

In this third post in the series on implementing a streaming data provider, we show how to use the OData client library for Windows Phone 7 to asynchronously access binary data exposed by an Open Data Protocol (OData) feed. We also show how to asynchronously upload binary data to the data service. This Windows Phone sample is the asynchronous ...

New JavaScript library for OData and beyond

Today we are announcing a new project called ‘datajs’, a cross-browser JavaScript library that enables web applications to do more with data. datajs leverages modern protocols such as JSON and OData as well as HTML5-enabled browser features. ‘datajs’ is an open source project, released under MIT. In this initial release...

OData and OAuth – protecting an OData Service using OAuth 2.0

In this post you will learn how to create an OData service that is protected using OAuth 2.0, which is the OData team’s official recommendation in these scenarios:  So if your scenarios is one of the above or some slight variation we recommend that you use OAuth 2.0 to protect your service, it provides the utmost flexibility and...

Data Services Streaming Provider Series-Part 2: Accessing a Media Resource Stream from the Client

In this second post in the series on implementing a streaming data provider, we show how to use the WCF Data Services client library to access binary data exposed by an Open Data Protocol (OData) feed, as well as has how to upload binary data to the data service. For more information on the streaming provider, see the first blog post in this ...

OData and Authentication – Part 8 – OAuth WRAP

OAuth WRAP is a claims based authentication protocol supported by the AppFabric Access Control (ACS) which is part of Windows Azure. But most importantly it is REST (and thus OData) friendly too. The idea is that you authenticate against an ACS server and acquire a Simple Web Token or SWT – which contains signed claims about identity / ...

Data Services Streaming Provider Series: Implementing a Streaming Provider (Part 1)

The Open Data Protocol (OData) enables you to define data feeds that also make binary large object (BLOB) data, such as photos, videos, and documents, available to client applications that consume OData feeds. These BLOBs are not returned within the feed itself (for obvious serialization, memory consumption and performance reasons). Instead, ...