Data Service (WCF Data Services)

This section describes how to create and configure WCF Data Services to expose data as an Open Data Protocol (OData) feed. For more information about the basic steps required to create an OData service, see Exposing Your Data as an OData Service (WCF Data Services).

Configuring the Data Service (WCF Data Services)

Describes the data service configuration options provided by WCF Data Services.

Data Service Providers (WCF Data Services)

Describes the provider models for exposing data as a data service.

Data Service Behaviors

Describes how to define data service behaviors, such as service operations, business logic, and feed customization, in WCF Data Services.

Developing and Deploying WCF Data Services

Describes how to develop and deploy a data service by using Visual Studio.

Securing WCF Data Services

Describes authentication and authorization for the data service and other security considerations.

Hosting the Data Service (WCF Data Services)

Describes how to select a host for your data service.

Data Service Versioning (WCF Data Services)

Describes when and how to publish a new version of a data service and how to work with different versions of the OData protocol.

WCF Data Services Protocol Implementation Details

Describes optional functionalities of the OData protocol that are not currently implemented by WCF Data Services.

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