Post PDC 2008, onto SQL Data Services

By James at November 02, 2008 06:55
Filed Under: SQL Data Services

My first PDC was great with lots of new things to absorb and learn about. However this time, I’m going to go at this in a more structured way. Starting today, I am going to devote my learning time to SQL Data Services with several intentions.

1) I think this platform is just really bitchen.

2) I want to be the community expert when it comes to SDS (think Julia Lerman and Entity Framework, Jesse Liberty and Silverlight, Geoff Emery and Virtual Earth).

3) One of the coolest guys I know, and a great friend, David Robinson, is the Senior Program Manager on the SDS team, and has offered to help me in any way he can.

So, I’ve created a VPC image so I can install all the bits, and I will be writing up my experiences here as often as I can. Check back often. I’m off spelunking.

Comments (3) -

11/2/2008 8:59:51 AM #

Paul Chu


Nice looking website !
Gee, don't even know what Sql Data Services is yet.

Best, Paul

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11/2/2008 10:55:38 AM #

Paul Chu


ADO.Net Data Services == Sql Data Services

My bad !

LA Guy Paul Smile

Paul Chu | Reply

11/2/2008 11:04:55 AM #


Hey Paul,

Actually they are two different things. ADO.NET Data Services lays on top of your own existing data structure and allows for interaction via REST. SQL Data Services is SQL in "the cloud".

Here is a good explanation.


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James James is a five time and current Microsoft MVP in Client App Development, a Telerik Insider, a past Director on the INETA North America Board, a husband and dad, and has been developing software since the early days of Laser Discs and HyperCard stacks. As the Founder and President of the Inland Empire .NET User's Group, he has fondly watched it grow from a twice-a-month, early Saturday morning group of five in 2003, to a robust and rambunctious gathering of all types and sizes of .NET developers.

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