Upgrade to WCF Data Services 5.0 RTM!


Is the project dead?
When we can have an upgrade to the latest WCF Data services version?


Airslash wrote Apr 4, 2012 at 12:53 PM

The project is far from dead, and still used by many people and organizations.
However, the project was originally intended to map the OData service to sources not supported out of the box such as a custom Business layer, specific databases or eve plain text files.

The new releases of the OData WCF service offer new functionality that is not directly influenced by how the underlying data storage models work. Thus in theory it should be possible to download the source and compile a project using the new versions of the WCF release. This adds new functionality to the data collections, but has not input/influence on where the collections are comming from.

DotNetWise wrote Apr 9, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Updated my issue to 5.0 rtm since was just released yesterday!

valentinedwv wrote May 1, 2012 at 12:55 PM

I was told that they would be... but for some reason it looks like did not happen.

We need to code to the data services library and code that uses that library as examples. Yes it possible to do it without code but it's good to release it.

pratikpatelms wrote Sep 12, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Here's the site for the WCF Data services - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astoriateam/. This is the main team page where you can find information about all releases for WCF Data Services.

Hope this helps.

pratikpatelms wrote Sep 12, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Here's the team page for WCF Data Services: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astoriateam/. This is the page which contains information about all the releases and other stuff that one needs to know about WCF Data services.

oisin wrote Oct 1, 2012 at 7:50 PM

I downloaded the source and recompiled it against the latest and greatest OData v3 on NuGet (5.0.2 as I write this) and it compiled fine with all unit tests passing. Don't forget to update the references on the unit test project too (meaning, delete the system.data.services references and add the odata nuget packages which will add microsoft.data.services.*)