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Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure: SQL Server in the Cloud, Second Edition by Herve Roggero, Scott Klein

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CHAPTER 12

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Windows Azure Mobile Services

Since the release of the first edition of this book 2010 the SQL Azure OData service has been removed. That’s not a bad thing. OData is still around, and you can still prop up a WCF data service and communicate via the OData protocol. In fact, if you use WCF Data Services, you might very well be using OData. WCF Data Services supports the OData protocol, which allows you to expose your data as a feed with resources that are addressable by URIs. OData allows you to expose data from a variety of sources, ranging from Microsoft Excel to websites, not just relational databases. Creating a data service that ...

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