Telerik is proud to announce that the Data
Services Wizard beta was released today. If you have used the wizard while it
was a Telerik Labs project, you will notice a ton of new features and improvements.
If you are new to the wizard, now may be a good time to give it a try and give us
The Data Service Wizard works with Telerik OpenAccess Q3 or higher and Visual Studio
2008. Our next beta, due in February, will support Visual Studio 2010 and WCF 4.0.
The wizard will create a service layer for you using “Astoria” 1.0, the
latest version of “Astoria”, WCF, or the WCF REST or AtomPub project templates.
You can get a walk
To highlight some of the new features, I will give you some screen shots below.
First we made the navigation and project selection much easier. Now you can select
your data access layer and your service project in one simple screen.
You asked for it, we delivered it: we are proud to announce Visual Basic .NET support!
We have also made the code preview page page optional. As you can see we generate
VB code. :)
Here is the completed Astoria service:
We’ll post some more how to and videos soon.
Stephen Forte sits on the board of several start-ups including Triton Works. Stephen is also the Microsoft Regional Director for the NY Metro region and speaks regularly at industry conferences around the world. He has written several books on application and database development including Programming SQL Server 2008 (MS Press).