ADO.NET Data Services Resources

ADO.NET Data Services introductory topics can be found in the following locations. Many of these topics also contain links to related topics that contain more detailed information.

ADO.NET Data Services Overview

Provides an overview of the features and functionality available in ADO.NET Data Services.

Getting Started (Entity Framework)

Describes how to design and access a data service by using ADO.NET Data Services, as illustrated by the quickstart.

Application Scenarios (ADO.NET Data Services)

Provides a task-based approach to creating ADO.NET Data Services and applications that access data services.

The following external resources provide additional information and support for creating ADO.NET Data Services applications.

ADO.NET Data Services Team Blog

Blog that contains updates and discussion of ADO.NET Data Services features and functionality.

ADO.NET Data Services Forum

Data programming support for ADO.NET Data Services developers.

Data Access and Storage Developer Center

Central location for finding information and resources for working with data.

Data Platform How Do I? Videos: ADO.NET Data Services Series

Contains a set of video screen casts that demonstrate how to build and access data services.

Overview: ADO.NET Data Services

A whitepaper that provides more high-level information about the benefits of ADO.NET Data Services.

Using Microsoft ADO.NET Data Services

A whitepaper that provides additional information and examples for creating data services and accessing data services in client applications.

ADO.NET Team Blog

Blog that contains updates and discussion of ADO.NET features and functionality.

Open Data Protocol (OData)

Specifications that define how to access ADO.NET Data Services.


Microsoft's open source project-hosting Web site.

Data Programmability Team Blog

Blog that contains updates and discussion of data programmability in general.

.NET Framework Data Access and Storage Forum

Support for data programmability in general.

The Entity-Relationship Model: Toward a Unified View of Data by Peter Pin-Shan Chen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Describes the basis for the entity-relational model that is implemented by ADO.NET Data Services. Written in 1976, this is one of the most frequently cited papers in the computer field.

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