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Hanselminutes Podcast 97 - ADO.NET "Astoria" Data Services with Shawn Wildermuth

January 24, 2008 Comment on this post [3] Posted in ASP.NET | Microsoft | Podcast | Programming
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shawnwildermuthMy ninety-seventh podcast is up. It this episode I talk to the ADOGuy, Shawn Wildermuth, about ADO.NET Data Services codenamed "Astoria." We discuss Astoria and how it's *not* just exposing your database to the Internet. We delved into REST and how Astoria and Silverlight are a good mix for the right application.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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January 24, 2008 2:32
Thanks for the information Scott. I was reading you blog and I happened to refresh my browser. After refreshing, I saw the new post. This is great content. Keep up the great work.
January 24, 2008 21:44
Hey Now Scott,
Just finished listening & this was an excellent topic with a great guest. Shawn the ADO Guy was a perfect choice.
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January 30, 2008 3:18
Great listen! Thanks!

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