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MIX 09: Nigel Ellis on Azure SQL Data Services

by Jean-Jacques Dubray Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 20, 2009

Nigel Ellis, Architect at Microsoft, presented today a detailed overview of the new relational model of Azure SQL Data Service, which was announced a couple of weeks ago on the team's blog. Nigel also demonstrated how SDS could be used by WordPress (a PHP application) via an ODBC driver.


ADO.NET Data Services Is About to Go Offline

by Abel Avram Follow 12 Followers on  Nov 04, 2008

ADO.NET Data Services, previously known as Project Astoria, will receive offline capabilities in the near future. That means applications could be developed to synchronize their data, then use it in an offline fashion.


New version of .NET Disguised as a "Service Pack"

by Jonathan Allen Follow 655 Followers on  May 14, 2008 1

The beta for Service Pack 1 of .NET 3.5/VS 2008 brings with is a host of new features and libraries including the ADO.NET Entity Framework and Data Services, a client-only version of the Framework, and changes to most of the 3.0 and 3.5 libraries. Despite its name, to many developers this release is as significant as 3.5 itself.


Microsoft bets on Atom Publishing Protocol as the future direction for Web APIs

by Hartmut Wilms Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 04, 2008

Microsoft switches from the Web Structured, Schema’d & Searchable (Web3S) protocol to Atom Publishing Protocol (AtomPub) for services offered by Microsoft's Live Platform on the Web.


Microsoft Releases December CTP of Project Astoria

by Robert Bazinet Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 28, 2007

Microsoft has announced the December CTP of Project Astoria, whose new name is the ADO.NET Data Services Framework, is available now as part of the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions preview release.


ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions CTP - ASP.NET MVC, Data Services, Dynamic Data and Silverlight Support

by Hartmut Wilms Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 10, 2007

Yesterday, Microsoft published the long-awaited first ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions CTP (Customer Technology Preview). The extensions package includes the ASP.NET MVC Framework, AJAX improvements, Dynamic Data support, Silverlight support, and ADO.NET Data Services.


Behind Microsoft's Astoria REST Framework

by Dflying Chen Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 26, 2007

In Microsoft's Architecture Journal issue 13, Pablo Castro talked about several key features of the Microsoft’s REST Framework – Astoria.


Google Base vs. Microsoft's Astoria

by Jonathan Allen Follow 655 Followers on  Jul 25, 2007 1

Dare Obasanjo has done a comparison of two new protocols for access database style data via HTTP. These protocols, based on REST, are the Google Base and Microsoft's Astoria.


Astoria: Microsoft's RESTful Data Services

by Hartmut Wilms Follow 0 Followers on  May 04, 2007

Microsoft has announced the Project Astoria at MIX '07. Astoria offers a RESTful approach to expose data as data services on the web.