ADO.Net Data Services (Project Astoria) for Visual Studio 2008 RTM is Available
ASP.Net 3.5 Extensions Preview provides new functionality being added to ASP.NET 3.5 and ADO.NET in 2008. This release delivers a set of new features that target:
- Enabling High Productivity Data Scenarios – including MVC, Entity Framework, ADO.NET Data Services and dynamic data
- Supporting Test Driven Development – including a powerful and extensible MVC framework
- Creating the best server for Rich Clients – including Ajax history support and Silverlight controls for ASP.NET
Specifically, what I was waiting for – is the new bits of Project Astoria, which was renamed to ADO.Net Data Services.
ADO.NET Data Services
ADO.NET Data Services provide new services that find, manipulate and deliver data over the web using simple URIs. Benefits include an easy and flexible way to access data over the web, while enabling the separation of presentation and data access code.
Download the ASP.Net Extensions Preview from here, after reading this readme file. Then, you can follow this quickstart, and discuss about ADO.Net Data Services in this forum. Stay tuned for more updates in the Project Astoria Team Blog.