WCF Data Services and Silverlight

WCF Data Services, formerly known as ADO.NET Data Services, provide developers a way to create data services for the Web. WCF data services use the Entity Framework and expose data using simple URIs. That way, clients can work with data in a RESTful way using standard HTTP verbs such as GET, POST, PUT or DELETE, rather than having to use SOAP. The biggest benefit is that you can expose data in an easier fashion to more applications. This talk will show you how to create WCF data services and how to call them from Silverlight applications to retrieve and modify data.

Recorded: 8/26/2010


Robert Green

Robert Green is a Visual Studio expert and a featured instructor for several of our Visual Basic and Visual C# courses. He is currently a Technical Evangelist in the Developer Platform and Evangelism (DPE) group at Microsoft. He has also worked for Microsoft on the Developer Tools marketing team and as Community Lead on the Visual Basic team. Robert has several years of consulting experience focused on developer training and is a frequent speaker at technology conferences including TechEd, VSLive, VSConnections, and Advisor Live.