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Pro Windows 8.1 Development with XAML and C# by Jon Galloway, Philip Japikse, Jesse Liberty

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CHAPTER 7

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Remote Data and Services

WHAT’S NEW IN WINDOWS 8.1

The good news is that not much has changed in Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 in how you need to handle Remote Data. The only change is that the package needed to consume Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and OData (Open Data Protocol) has been updated (see www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39373).

This is a book on Windows 8.1, and we are building client-side applications. So, why do we care about remote data and services? Because experience says that any nontrivial application will deal with data, and that data is most useful when it can be shared outside of the local ...

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