ADO.Net Data Services Offline (“Astoria” Offline) – Alpha Preview
ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 CTP1 is a tech preview of the next release of ADO.NET Data Services. It will initially target the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and Silverlight 2 platforms in a future version support the .NET Framework 4.0 platform.
“Astoria Offline” enables developers to add data-synchronization behavior between a client application and an ADO.NET Data Service, allowing the client to be offline without an interruption in use. The offline project is very early, and is still largely in the incubation stage therefore it is not currently committed to any upcoming product, and it is just a preview.
The two will be separate releases, and will initially be incompatible with each other (Offline will only work with ADO.NET Data Services 1.0).