Quickstart (ADO.NET Data Services)
This quickstart helps you become familiar with ADO.NET Data Services through a series of tasks that support the topics in Getting Started with ADO.NET Data Services.
To use ADO.NET Data Services to create a data service, you must install the following components:
ADO.NET Data Services and the ADO.NET Entity Framework. Both are installed when you install the .NET Framework version 3.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or later versions. To complete the final task of this quickstart, you must install an update to the .NET Framework version 3.5 Service Pack 1. You can download and install the update from the Microsoft Download Center
The Entity Data Model tools. These tools are included in Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or a later version.
An instance of Microsoft SQL Server. This includes SQL Server Express.
The Northwind sample database. To download this sample database, see the download page, Sample Databases for SQL Server.
Project files from a completed version of the quickstart can be downloaded from the WCF Data Services Documentation Samples page.