WCF Data Services Team Blog

New and improved EULA!

TL;DR: You can now (legally) use our .NET OData client and ODataLib on Android and iOS. Backstory...

Author: dpblogs Date: 11/13/2013

New version of OData Validator

The OData team has been working on updating the OData Validator tool to support the new JSON format...

Author: dpblogs Date: 10/27/2013

Using WCF Data Services 5.6.0 with Entity Framework 6+

And now for some exciting news: you can finally use WCF Data Services with Entity Framework 6+!...

Author: dpblogs Date: 10/02/2013

WCF Data Services 5.6.0 Release

Recently we released updated NuGet packages for WCF Data Services 5.6.0. You will need the updated...

Author: dpblogs Date: 08/26/2013

Using the new client hooks in WCF Data Services Client

What are the Request and Response Pipeline configurations in WCF Data Services Client?In WCF Data...

Author: dpblogs Date: 07/26/2013

WCF Data Services 5.6.0 Alpha

Today we are releasing updated NuGet packages and tooling for WCF Data Services 5.6.0. This is an...

Author: dpblogs Date: 06/28/2013

WCF Data Services 5.5.0 Release

WCF Data Services 5.5.0 has officially been released! The 5.5.0 release will be another NuGet-only...

Author: dpblogs Date: 05/30/2013

WCF Data Services 5.5.0 Prerelease

It’s that time again: yesterday we uploaded an RC for the upcoming 5.5.0 release. The 5.5.0...

Author: dpblogs Date: 05/15/2013

WCF Data Services 5.4.0 Release

Today we are releasing version 5.4.0 of WCF Data Services. As mentioned in the prerelease post, this...

Author: dpblogs Date: 04/02/2013

WCF Data Services 5.4.0 Prerelease

Recently we uploaded an RC for our upcoming 5.4.0 release. This release will be NuGet packages...

Author: dpblogs Date: 03/26/2013

WCF Data Services 5.3.0 RTW

Today we are releasing an updated version of the WCF Data Services NuGet packages and tools...

Author: dpblogs Date: 02/18/2013

WCF Data Services 5.3.0-rc1 Prerelease

Today we released an updated version of the WCF Data Services NuGet packages and tools installer....

Author: dpblogs Date: 01/31/2013

WCF Data Services 5.2.0 Released

We’re pleased to announce that today we are releasing NuGet packages and a tools installer for...

Author: dpblogs Date: 12/17/2012

WCF Data Services 5.2.0-rc1 Prerelease

A couple of days ago we posted a new set of NuGet packages and today we posted a new tools installer...

Author: dpblogs Date: 12/07/2012

Using Add Service Reference with OData services after installing Windows Phone SDK 8.0

In this post, we will talk about how you can continue to consume OData v3 services after installing...

Author: dpblogs Date: 10/31/2012

How to update existing Windows Phone 7 OData applications to work with the new client tools

OData Client Tools for Windows Phone Apps is recently released to add support for consuming OData v3...

Author: dpblogs Date: 10/31/2012

OData Client Tools for Windows Phone Apps Now Available

Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone SDK 8.0 were just announced and we are pleased to announce that...

Author: dpblogs Date: 10/30/2012

Important: Security Advisory 2749655 affects WCF DS

What is the advisory?Microsoft just released Security Advisory 2749655, which addresses “an...

Author: dpblogs Date: 10/09/2012

WCF Data Service 5.1.0-rc2 Released

Today we are releasing refreshed NuGet packages as well as an installer for WCF Data Services...

Author: dpblogs Date: 09/26/2012

WCF Data Service 5.0.2 Released

We’re happy to announce the release of WCF Data Services 5.0.2.What’s in this...

Author: dpblogs Date: 08/29/2012

OData 101: Bin deploying WCF Data Services

TL;DR: If you’re bin-deploying WCF Data Services you need to make sure that the .svc file...

Author: dpblogs Date: 08/29/2012

OData 101: Using the [NotMapped] attribute to exclude Enum properties

TL;DR: OData does not currently support enum types, and WCF Data Services throws an unclear...

Author: dpblogs Date: 08/29/2012

OData 101: Building our first OData-based Windows Store app (Part 2)

Download the sample code In the previous blog post, we walked through the steps to build an...

Author: dpblogs Date: 08/23/2012

OData 101: Building our first OData-based Windows Store app (Part 1)

Download the sample code In this OData 101 we will build a Windows Store app that consumes and...

Author: dpblogs Date: 08/23/2012

WCF Data Services 5.0.2-rc Prerelease

We’re happy to announce that we’re ready for another public RC that includes a whole...

Author: dpblogs Date: 08/15/2012

Trying out the prerelease OData Client T4 template

TL;DRWe recently prereleased an updated OData Client T4 template to NuGet. The template will codegen...

Author: dpblogs Date: 07/02/2012

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...

Author: dpblogs Date: 05/18/2012

WCF Data Services EULAs updated

Today we are releasing an updated EULA for WCF Data Services. Effective as of WCF Data Services...

Author: dpblogs Date: 05/17/2012

NuGet and Bin Deploy

We recently posted about trying to release WCF Data Services more frequently, and some of the...

Author: dpblogs Date: 05/17/2012

WCF Data Services, now with more releases!

Like other teams at Microsoft, WCF Data Services has been working toward a goal of more frequent...

Author: dpblogs Date: 05/07/2012

Metro OData prerelease bits and app

Phani just published a blog post with directions on how to build OData apps for Windows 8 Metro. The...

Author: dpblogs Date: 04/26/2012

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...

Author: dpblogs Date: 04/20/2012

JSON Light Sample Payloads

We recently put together a document that contains some of our thinking about JSON light as well as a...

Author: dpblogs Date: 04/17/2012

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...

Author: dpblogs Date: 04/17/2012

Actions in WCF Data Services – Part 3: A sample provider for the Entity Framework

This post is the last in a series on Actions in WCF Data Services. The series was started with an...

Author: dpblogs Date: 04/12/2012

What happened to application/json in WCF DS 5.0?

The roadmap for serialization formatsWe have been talking for a while about a more efficient format...

Author: dpblogs Date: 04/11/2012

Actions in WCF Data Services – Part 2: How IDataServiceActionProvider works

In this post we will explorer the IDataServiceActionProvider interface, which must be implemented to...

Author: dpblogs Date: 04/11/2012

Actions in WCF Data Services – Part 1: Service Author Code

If you read our last post on Actions you’ll know that Actions are now in both OData and WCF...

Author: dpblogs Date: 04/10/2012

WCF Data Services 5.0 RTM Release

I’m very pleased to announce the WCF Data Services 5.0 RTM release. You can download WCF Data...

Author: dpblogs Date: 04/09/2012

Announcing OData T4 for C#, Preview 1

I’m very excited to announce the release of OData T4 for C# Preview 1, for the October 2011...

Author: dpblogs Date: 01/19/2012

Using Geospatial Data

This CTP of WCF Data Services adds support for geospatial data. The release allows use of all of the...

Author: dpblogs Date: 10/17/2011

Actions in WCF Data Services

“Actions will provide a way to inject behaviors into an otherwise data-centric model without...

Author: dpblogs Date: 10/17/2011

Introducing the OData Library

This blog talks about a new feature delivered in the WCF Data Services October CTP that can be...

Author: dpblogs Date: 10/14/2011

Vocabularies in WCF Data Services

Update (6/4/2012): This post is updated to reflect the few changes that were made to the...

Author: dpblogs Date: 10/13/2011

Announcing WCF Data Services Oct 2011 CTP for .NET 4 and Silverlight 4

I’m very excited to announce the release of the October 2011 CTP of the next version of WCF...

Author: dpblogs Date: 10/13/2011

OData Compression in Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango)

One of the most frequently requested features for OData is payload compression. We have added two...

Author: dpblogs Date: 10/04/2011

Updated Item Templates for Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Express for Windows Developer Preview

Microsoft recently released the developer preview of the next version Windows as well as a developer...

Author: dpblogs Date: 09/15/2011

Update to the OData Library Available on CodePlex and NuGet

We have just released a new drop of ODataLib and EdmLib on CodePlex as a shared source project....

Author: dpblogs Date: 09/02/2011

Announcing WCF Data Services June 2011 CTP for .NET4 & SL4

Today we are releasing June CTP of the next version of the WCF Data Services libraries targeting.NET...

Author: dpblogs Date: 06/30/2011

datajs V1 Now Available

Over the last few months, we have been hard at work on the datajs library, releasing four preview...

Author: dpblogs Date: 06/29/2011

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