ADO.NET Data Services At NxtGen

Last year I gave a number of presentations on ADO.NET Data Services (formerly Astoria). This year The Next Generation User Group seem very interested in this subject. I gave this presentation at Coventry last Monday (28th January 2008) and I’m doing it again in Oxford tomorrow night (12th February 2008) and again in Cambridge in April (probably Tuesday 29th April). This version of the presentation has been updated for the December CTP and you can download the slides here. Here’s the abstract for the presentation:-
The emergence of Web 2.0 technologies has brought new opportunities and caused us to solve old problems in new ways. AJAX and Silverlight applications need read/write access to data and business objects without performing full page refreshes and without dumbing down the data so much we are just left with primitives. Microsoft’s answer to this problem is ADO.NET Data Services. In short ADO.NET Data Services is a data access layer for client-side technologies such as AJAX and Silverlight. This session shows how it works, how you can write ADO.NET Data Services data servers and how you can customize ADO.NET Data Services to your applications requirements.
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Posted by: Guy Smith-Ferrier
Posted on: Monday, February 11, 2008 at 5:52 PM
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Simon Littlehales

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 9:52 AM

Simon Littlehales

Hi Guy, do you have a contact email address?
We’re in the process of converting a UK web app to Europe-wide and may require advice.

I’m reading through your .NET Internationalization book. Do you have any plans to cover the changes in .NET 3.5? I notice they’ve built a great deal of support in for time zones now but not sure if anything has changed/improved on the Internationization side since your book was published. I can’t find a more up to date book!

Guy Smith-Ferrier

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 9:52 AM


Hi, Simon,

(I have emailed you as well as replied here).

At the moment I am unsure whether the book will be updated for the .NET Framework 3.5. Generally I place updates to the book on the book’s website on the update page at At some point though it would be helpful if these all got amalgamated into a revision of the book. I’m glad/sorry to say that there haven’t been any further books on internationalization published since mine.