Building an Occasionally Connected ADO.Net Data Service with “Astoria Offline” Preview This is a step by step walkthrough of creating a new ADO.Net Data Service that support offline and synchronization with the recently released “Astoria Offline” alpha preview. 1. Create an ADO.Net Data Service that Allows Synchronization Create a new standard Web Application project. Add a new Entity Data Model. This time, make sure you select the ADO.Net Data Model template. Also notice that the extension of the file is now .edmxpreview instead of .edmx. Continue with the wizard...
Download PDC 2008 Sessions and Watch Offline
personally prefer watching sessions regardless of my Internet connection status, so I decided to download PDC08 sessions and watch offline.
I collected the list of available sessions from PDC 08, and they are easy to download. I personally use Free Download Manager for simultaneous efficient downloads - you can try it yourself. Just select all the text in this post, right click and select “Download Selected with Free Download Manager”.
For a full list of downloads and links, you can download this excel file that contains all the information.
KYN01 - Day 1 Morning Keynote Ray...
VS 2008 SP1: Add Reference to ADO.Net Data Service Not a log time ago, when Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta was released, I updated my ADO.Net Data Services series to the SP1 bits. In my post Visual Studio 2008 SP1: Querying an ADO.Net Data Service via .Net Client I showed how to use datasvcutil.exe to generate the client side classes in order to consume the data service. In SP1 of Visual Studio 2008, things are a bit easier, with the Add Service Reference improvements that now supports ADO.Net Data Service references. So, after you have created a simple...
Training Kit for VS 2008 SP1 and .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 The ASP.Net 3. 5 Enhancement Training Kit was updated to VS 2008 SP1 and .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 and is available for download. This kit contains presentations, demos and labs for getting started with the new technologies that shipped as part of the service pack. Download here. Enjoy!
.Net Framework 3.5 SP1 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1 are Available!
Read the announcement.
Unlike other Service Packs from Microsoft, the SP1 of.Net Framework 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 not only contains bug fixes and improvements, it also contains new technologies such as ADO.Net Entity Framework v1, ADO.Net Data Services v1, ASP.Net Dynamic Data and the framework and tools support for working with SQL Server 2008 that was RTM'ed last week.
Here are some useful download links:
VS 2008 Service Pack Preparation Tool
.NET Framework 3.5 Service pack 1
Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (exe)
Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (iso)
Visual Studio 2008...
Visual Studio SP1: EntityDataSource - Overview Screencast I have just posted an overview screencast about EntityDataSource to channel9. The EntityDataSource is the new ASP.Net Data Source that ships as part of the ADO.Net Entity Framework in Service Pack 1 of Visual Studio 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5. In this video you will get a quick overview of the EntityDataSource and see some additional features you may want to explore later. If you want a step by step walkthrough of using the EntityDataSource, here is where you can find: Using the EntityDataSource...
Visual Studio 2008 SP1: EntityDataSource for ASP.Net
EntityDataSource is a new DataSource control for ASP.Net (just like ObjectDataSource and SQLDataSource and more recent - LinqDataSource) which makes declaratively binding ASP.NET UI controls to Entity Data Models very easy.
In this post I will build a simple web application that uses EntityDataSource in order to demo how it is being used.
1. Create a simple Web Application, and create an initial GridView on it.
<form id="form1" runat="server">
Using the EntityDataSource</h1>
<asp:GridView runat="server" ID="GridView" />
2. Create a new ADO.Net Entity Data Model. Add a new ADO.Net Entity Data Model item to...
Download and Install Visual Studio 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 Beta(KB945140) Visual Studio 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 Beta was announced today after being kept as a secret for some time. Here is the list of available downloads as part of this release: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service pack 1 Beta - Full Installation Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service pack 1 Beta - Web Installation Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Client Profile (Beta) ...
.NET 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit is available for Download The Developer and Platform Evangelism Group in Microsoft has created a new training kit for all the enhancements for the .Net Framework 3.5: ASP.NET MVC ASP.NET Dynamic Data ASP.NET AJAX History ASP.NET Silverlight controls ADO.NET Data Services ADO.NET Entity Framework Download the training kit (34.9 MB) Enjoy!