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    SQL Azure Lessons Learned: Building a Commercial Product with SQL Azure Support

    January 07, 2010 Share
    As you may know Telerik has built into most of its products support for Windows and SQL Azure. While at the PDC last November, Ben Riga interviewed me on what it was like to build a commercial product on top of Azure. I give a sneak peak at how we developed the software and how we leveraged SQL Azure. I talk about some of our pain points as well as where it was easy. The video is here, complete with my cell phone’s battery dying in the middle of our interview! Enjoy! Technorati Tags: Azure,Telerik
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    Astoria Data Services V2 Support in Telerik Data Services Wizard

    December 18, 2009 Share
    The Astoria (aka ADO.NET Data Services) team released an updated .NET 3.5 SP1 version of Astoria the other day. There are tons of great new features like projections and my favorite, an inline row count. As I said on my blog yesterday, you have to alert Astoria that you want to use the new V2 features, by default Astoria 2.0 runs in Astoria 1.0 mode. (For backwards compatibility.) Telerik has enhanced the Data Services Wizard to support Astoria 2.0 (officially the “Data Services update for .NET 3.5 SP1” but I digress….) Now if you have the updated Data Services DLLs on your machine, you will have the option to create a...
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    Astoria V.Next Ships for .NET 3.5 SP1 -> Versioning Issue

    December 17, 2009 Share
    The Astoria (aka ADO.NET Data Services) team released an updated .NET 3.5 SP1 version of Astoria last night. This version of Astoria is an inplace update and will overwrite your current version of Astoria (System.Data.Services.*.dll). You can download it from the following locations. Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4B710B89-8576-46CF-A4BF-331A9306D555&displaylang=en All Previous version of Windows http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=79d7f6f8-d6e9-4b8c-8640-17f89452148e&displaylang=en The new version of Astoria has some very useful and powerful features. They include projections, data binding, row count, feed customization, server based paging and better BLOB support. There is one small issue, in order to support these new features you have to tell the framework you are using the new version of Astoria....
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    Telerik Data Services Wizard Walk Through

    December 15, 2009 Share
    Last week Telerik released the December CTP of the Data Services Wizard. I posted on my blog a video that shows how to get started, however, for those of you that like walkthroughs better, here is one using a WCF Data Services (Astoria) service. Getting Started: Mapping Data With OpenAccess To get started, first download and install the Data Services Wizard. After that, fire up Visual Studio and create a new Class library application named Telerik.DSW.Demo.Astoria.DAL. Run the OpenAccess “Enable Project to use ORM” wizard and then run the Reverse Mapping Wizard and map to your database. For this demo I mapped the Northwind database. Map as many tables as you...
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    Telerik OpenAccess Data Services Wizard Product Roadmap

    December 10, 2009 Share
    This week we released our third “alpha” CTP build of our Telerik OpenAccess Data Services Wizard on Telerik Labs. We have received tons of feedback on the tool and look forward to more feedback. The wizard’s development team and the entire OpenAccess team have come up with a roadmap and would like some feedback from the community on it. In the spirit of a transparent design, I am going to publish the entire roadmap here for community review. Of course all of this can change blah blah blah. (The lawyers made me say that.) Beta 1: January 2010 Using T4 Code generation instead of text templates VB.NET code generation (we had a...