Wednesday, May 09, 2007


LINQ and ADO.NET Entity Framework in VS Orcas

I have been playing with Orcas bits for past couple of days, specially the new LINQ to SQL. For an overview of LINQ watch this video and this one delivered by Anders Hejlsberg for an in-depth look at LINQ to SQL.

One of the things I was looking forward to work with, is the support for the new Entity Framework, watch this video to find out more. But unfortunately, according to this announcement, EF is not shipping until early 2008 and therefore it is not part of the current Orcas beta 1 bits.

Sunday, May 06, 2007


Microsoft Mix07 Videos

I am downloading videos of breakout sessions from Mix'07 to be able to watch them on the weekend, checkout for tons of great content.

Thursday, May 03, 2007


Expose data as a Data Service - Introducing Project Codename "Astoria"

The new wave of web applications are built on technologies such as AJAX and Microsoft Silverlight that enable developers to build better, richer user experiences. These technologies bring a shift in how applications are organized, including a stronger separation of presentation from data.

The goal of Microsoft Codename Astoria is to enable applications to expose data as a data service that can be consumed by web clients within a corporate network and across the internet. The data service is reachable over HTTP, and URIs are used to identify the various pieces of information available through the service. Interactions with the data service happens in terms of HTTP verbs such as GET, POST, PUT and DELETE, and the data exchanged in those interactions is represented in simple formats such as XML and JSON.

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Update 14/7/2007 - Watch Pablo Castro's video on Channel9 to find out more about this project.

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