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Oh yah–new windows phone 7 release for WCF Data Services also!

Let the releases roll! New WCF Data Service client for Windows Phone 7. This is an update to the WCF...

Author: aconrad Date: 10/28/2010

New WCF Data Services CTP now available!

As of yesterday, we have a new CTP available for WCF Data Services here.  This release includes...

Author: aconrad Date: 10/28/2010

Project Astoria == ADO.NET Data Services == WCF Data Services

As announced at PDC this afternoon by Pablo, the ADO.NET Data Services framework is being renamed...

Author: aconrad Date: 11/18/2009

ODBC for the web

Yesterday at PDC and via the Project Astoria team blog, we announced the Open Data Protocol (OData)...

Author: aconrad Date: 11/18/2009

DevConnections slides and demo

Here is my slides and demo from the talk I gave last week at DevConnections: “DAO01: What’s New in...

Author: aconrad Date: 11/17/2009

Peter Qian and row count

Peter Qian, the newest member of the ADO.NET Data Services, now has his own blog. In his initial...

Author: aconrad Date: 03/18/2009

updated Linq to Sql IUpdatable implementation

Based on feedback from Robert Fonseca-Ensor, I have made a bunch of bug and performance fixes to the...

Author: aconrad Date: 03/17/2009

Astoria v1.5 CTP now available

In the fine tradition of Saint Patrick's Day we have released the first CTP of ADO.NET Data Services...

Author: aconrad Date: 03/17/2009

VSlive Presentations and demos

Last week I presented two talks about ADO.NET Data Services at VSLive in San Francisco. As promised...

Author: aconrad Date: 03/05/2009

OOB == Out of Band

Yesterday we announced that we will be releasing an update to ADO.NET Data Services that we are...

Author: aconrad Date: 03/02/2009

Using timeout setting with Astoria client

Believe it or not, but we did ship ADO.NET Data Services with a few bugs.    One...

Author: aconrad Date: 01/13/2009

MSDN Webcast: geekSpeak: Silverlight and ADO.NET Data Services with John Papa

On Wednesday John Papa will be giving a webcast about anything and everything you ever wanted to...

Author: aconrad Date: 12/16/2008

What is IUpdatable? Why should I care?

Over the past few weeks I have posted a couple of samples of implementing IUpdateable for non-EF...

Author: aconrad Date: 12/15/2008

Attention! Phani on Deck!

One of the most common feature requests we hear for Astoria is the ability to mark properties on an...

Author: aconrad Date: 12/12/2008

IUpdateable for Linq to Sql - Fixing a few issues

Finally got IUpdateable.ResetResource() for Linq To Sql working correctly.  This means that...

Author: aconrad Date: 12/11/2008

Developing aN Astoria data provider for SubSonic

I have developed a data provider for SubSonic to enable it as a ADO.NET Data Services data source....

Author: aconrad Date: 12/05/2008

Slides for my ASP.NET Connections Sessions

As promised the slides & demos for my two ASP.NET Connections talks from 11/11/08: MDA01: Deep...

Author: aconrad Date: 11/11/2008

IUpdateable for Linq To Sql

IUpdatable for Linq to Sql I have had an implementation of IUpdateable for Linq to Sql about half...

Author: aconrad Date: 11/05/2008

Linq to anything

Along with my manager Shyam Pather, I am giving the following talk at the upcoming Dev Connections...

Author: aconrad Date: 10/31/2008

Astoria team is hiring!

The Astoria team is hiring! We have positions open for Developers and Program Managers. Currently,...

Author: aconrad Date: 03/24/2008

New Windows Live Services will be compatible with Astoria

The news is out! At Mix, Windows Live will be announcing several new Live Services with AtomPub...

Author: aconrad Date: 02/28/2008

Astoria offsite

Last Wednesday we had a very important offsite for the entire Project Astoria team: Many key...

Author: aconrad Date: 01/26/2008

Michael Sync has written a sample using the new Astoria Silverlight client library. David Hayden...

Author: aconrad Date: 01/15/2008

VB version of CopyToDataTable

Matthew Wills ported my original C# CopyToDataTable<T> Linq operator to VB. According to him,...

Author: aconrad Date: 01/14/2008

Updated Astoria Silverlight client now available

The updated Astoria Silverlight client is now available. This client is 95% compatible with the...

Author: aconrad Date: 01/11/2008

Pathetic Plea for help

A number of people have asked me for a VB version of the CopyToDataTable<T> sample I wrote a...

Author: aconrad Date: 01/11/2008

Server errors and the Astoria client

Marcelo Lopez Ruiz, a developer on the Astoria team, has written a nice post describing how to deal...

Author: aconrad Date: 12/31/2007

Jonathan Carter is in the midst of writing a 11 Part (!) Training Series about ADO.NET Data...

Author: aconrad Date: 12/18/2007

Linq to REST

Late Sunday night we released the first public preview of ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions. For information on...

Author: aconrad Date: 12/10/2007

191 Miles to Astoria

A couple of months ago I became Development Lead for Project Astoria.   The goal of...

Author: aconrad Date: 09/11/2007

Project Jasper sample

Tok Wee Hyong of the .Net Singapore user group has put together a nice Project Jasper sample...

Author: aconrad Date: 09/10/2007

Science Project

In the original Linq CTP and the first Orcas Beta, we included a DataSet specific Linq operator...

Author: aconrad Date: 09/07/2007

We are going Agile!

Over the last few months, it dawned on us that if we were writing software apis/ frameworks (Jasper,...

Author: aconrad Date: 06/13/2007

Three more books + Andrew Conrad trivia

Scott Hanselman has blogged about what he thinks is the Six Essential Language Agnostic Programming...

Author: aconrad Date: 06/13/2007

Excellent Astoria article by the author of my new favorite geek book

Leonard Richardson, the coauthor of my new favorite geek book Restful Web Services has an excellent...

Author: aconrad Date: 06/11/2007

ORMs and changing data stores

The folks at Rails Envy have posted a bunch of funny parodies of the "Mac vs PC" pitting ROR versus...

Author: aconrad Date: 06/11/2007

Project Jasper overview now online

The overview doc is now online here. We hope to add to it in the next couple of months, so I will...

Author: aconrad Date: 06/06/2007

Always be lazy

Scott Bellware has an interesting post about Lazy Load in ORMs. IMHO, I prefer eager load of all...

Author: aconrad Date: 06/04/2007

Greatest Book Store in the World

I am down in Portland Oregon over the weekend for RailsConf. During lunch today, I decided to drop...

Author: aconrad Date: 05/18/2007

Some comments about comments and other ramblings about Project Jasper

Over the last week or so we have been trying to gather information on what developers are saying...

Author: aconrad Date: 05/11/2007

A walkthrough the Jasper API with IronPython - Part 1

This blog post is part one of my walkthrough of the Jasper API in IronPython. In our Channel 9...

Author: aconrad Date: 05/10/2007

Jasper team Channel 9 interview

Before Mix07, the Jasper project team filmed a Channel 9 interview. Check it out here if you are...

Author: aconrad Date: 05/08/2007

Jasper and C#

The question “Is Jasper useable from c#?” came up on the Jasper forum. The short answer is – We...

Author: aconrad Date: 05/04/2007

Jasper Mix07 session is now online

Hear Shyam talk about Canadian sheep and see some cool Jasper demos. Recorded earlier today, the...

Author: aconrad Date: 05/02/2007

Some interesting links from my coworkers about Project Jasper: Shyam Pather, who is currently...

Author: aconrad Date: 05/01/2007

Project Astoria

In addition to Project Jasper, the ADO.NET team is also releasing a second incubation project at...

Author: aconrad Date: 04/30/2007

Project Jasper!

At the Mix07 conference this week, we will be announcing Project Jasper – aka Dynamic ADO.net....

Author: aconrad Date: 04/30/2007

'foo' is a 'variable' but is used like a 'method'

Over the last several months, because of my current project I have had to program in a bunch of...

Author: aconrad Date: 04/27/2007

Deus ex machina

As I am sure a lot of people have heard, Kurt Vonnegut passed away yesterday. He is easily my...

Author: aconrad Date: 04/13/2007

Mix07

The Mix 07 talk has been posted for what I have been working on for the last year: Rapidly Building...

Author: aconrad Date: 04/02/2007

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