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Advertising support for OData in web pages

Most browsers today will automatically enable their RSS/Atom reader option when you're on a page...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 06/15/2010

HTTP PATCH support for OData in WCF Data Services

NOTE: this post was originally published on 5/20/10 but somehow disappeared, probably during the...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 06/14/2010

OData chat with Scott Hanselman, warming up for Mix

A few days ago Scott and I recorded a "hanselminutes" episode where we spent some time talking about...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 03/13/2010

Implementing only certain aspects of OData

While we focus on keeping things simple, the whole OData protocol does have a bunch of functionality...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 01/26/2010

Want to work on HTML5 database stuff? We're looking

As I mentioned yesterday, we're working on HTML5 stuff in general here at Microsoft, and my team in...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 01/05/2010

HTML5 does databases

The HTML5* specification has been cooking for a while and lately the amount of buzz around it has...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 01/04/2010

Every SharePoint 2010 server is a Data Services server

I haven't been writing much here, mostly because I've been way too busy but also because I couldn't...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 10/19/2009

We're on a roll: Java client for Data Services announced

Just a few weeks after announcing the PHP toolkit for Data Services we now are happy to announce a...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 09/28/2009

ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 CTP2!

Yesterday we announced that the CTP 2 of the ADO.NET Data Services framework (yeah, Astoria) is...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 09/01/2009

PHP toolkit for ADO.NET Data Services

Folks in the interoperability team at Microsoft just announced something they've been cooking for a...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 08/21/2009

Mix 2009 next week in Las Vegas

Given how much of what we do in my team is related to the web (ADO.NET Data Services, System.Xml,...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 03/13/2009

SQL Data Services goes full relational

A few days ago we announced the big news about SQL Data Services (SDS) switching to being a full...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 03/12/2009

Busy week: ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 CTP coming and "Astoria Offline" preview out

We announced two releases this week, kind of usual but it worked out this way. The first one is the...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 03/07/2009

Adding support for JSONP and URL-controlled format to ADO.NET Data Services

JSONP is a common way of making data accessible in client-side mashups even when the requests need...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 02/25/2009

ADO.NET Data Services in Windows Azure: pushing scalability to the next level

The announcement of Windows Azure is a big milestone for us in the Astoria team. We got a chance to...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 11/01/2008

Now you know...it's Windows Azure

Since we shipped ADO.NET Data Services v1 in .NET 3.5 SP1 (and actually before that as well) I've...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 10/28/2008

Trying something: short videos in our design notes

During the design of Data Services (Astoria) v1 we did the transparent design thing. We're quite...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 09/28/2008

Timeline of Project Astoria

It's amazing how much information is there in our email archives. Now that we've shipped the thing,...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 08/20/2008

Coming from under the rocks just to celebrate for a bit

I've been sort of under a rock for a while, but I thought I'd come out for a minute to celebrate....

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 08/11/2008

Software Development Meme

Roger just tagged me for this software development meme thing…it looks like Julia tagged him, Shawn...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 07/11/2008

Data Services and Entity Framework beta bits available

The news are out. The ADO.NET Data Services Framework (Astoria) and the ADO.NET Entity Framework...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 05/12/2008

Provider availability enables Entity Framework and Data Services over many database vendors

There are fresh news about ADO.NET provider support here, and there is an official looking statement...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 05/07/2008

The Astoria team is hiring!

The Astoria team builds the ADO.NET Data Services Framework and works on creative projects in the...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 04/23/2008

REST and Concurrency Control

As part of the Astoria design process we scanned through many topics, some of them are...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 04/22/2008

Unifying service interfaces

As David Treadwell announced yesterday, we are starting to align the Windows Live services...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 02/29/2008

Going to Mix 2008? See you in Las Vegas!

Mix is one of my favorite events. It's a different kind of conference, many perspectives all in one...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 02/27/2008

"Data Friction", spot-on

Jon Udell wrote a brief piece on how data is locked on servers behind UIs that were not designed for...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 02/20/2008

Interview with Greg Low: LINQ, Entity Framework, ADO.NET Data Services

Greg is a great interviewer, I'm sure you'll enjoy this conversation. In this occasion we did a bit...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 02/05/2008

Idempotence on HTTP operations

A few folks sent me email asking about idempotence on Astoria operations over the HTTP/REST...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 12/22/2007

Seriously good content on creating and using data services

There is a number of folks that have been writing about Astoria. Collectively they built a lot of...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 12/21/2007

Project Astoria December CTP is out!

We just released the December 2007 CTP of Project Astoria, or I guess I should say the ADO.NET Data...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 12/10/2007

Great questions in this podcast on Astoria by Guy Smith-Ferrier

I had the chance to talk with Guy in TechEd Europe in Barcelona a few weeks ago. He has been looking...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 12/03/2007

Components and Applications for Astoria starting to pop-up

It's exciting to see how a whole ecosystem of development tools, samples and working sites is...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 11/27/2007

Interview on Astoria in .NET Rocks

A few weeks ago I had a great conversation with Richard and Carl, the folks from .NET Rocks. Here is...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 11/14/2007

TechEd Europe next week

I'll be attending TechEd Developers EMEA in Barcelona, Span next week. I'll be giving talks on...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 10/24/2007

Two more Astoria design posts: URIs and data sources

We're trying to keep up posting regularly on the design aspects of Astoria we have on the table week...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 09/29/2007

Astoria CTP for Visual Studio 2008 is here

We got many emails lately asking whether we were going to ship a version of the Astoria CTP that...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 09/18/2007

What's your take on the wire formats Astoria should support?

As much as I'd like to say that formats are a low-level thing that most consumers of the technology...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 09/10/2007

Channel 9 episode: the Entity Framework one year later

Almost exactly a year ago Mike, Britt and I did a Channel 9 episode where we talked about the Entity...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 08/30/2007

ADO.NET Entity Framework Beta 2 is out, with tools :)

Visual Studio Orcas Beta 2 shipped a few weeks ago and folks have been asking how to work with the...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 08/29/2007

The Astoria Team is hiring

If you're interested in joining Microsoft and working in the Astoria team, check this out. If you...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 08/13/2007

A data service is not a database

Since we put out the new version of the experimental Astoria online service there has been a broad...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 08/09/2007

The state of Astoria: incubation or what?

I've seen a few instances on posts to forums or blogs asking whether Astoria continues to be an...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 08/07/2007

We'll host an experimental Astoria data service for you

When we announced Project Astoria at Mix 2007 last May we made the toolkit available along with a...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 08/03/2007

Going for transparency: follow the Astoria design process on the Astoria Team blog

The technology and needs in the web space are broad and move fast. As we are building technology for...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 07/20/2007

Astoria Client for Silverlight Alpha 1.1

Last May when we shipped the first CTP of Microsoft Codename “Astoria” we included a client library...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 07/12/2007

Podcast interview with Jon Udell

Last week I had a great conversation with Jon Udell about Astoria. Jon is a great interviewer and he...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 07/03/2007

Security in data services

We still have more questions than answers on what is the appropriate security story for data...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 05/21/2007

Astoria in Channel9

Charles from Channel9 came by my office a week or two ago and recorded this video where we discussed...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 05/07/2007

Application models for Astoria

When you combine technologies such as Silverlight or AJAX-style applications with Astoria there is...

Author: Pablo M. Castro Date: 05/04/2007

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