The Azure Data Market can be a treasure trove of data sets, containing everything from baseball stats to mortgage data to compiled census data. Some of these data are free, while some carry a fee for use, and all of them utilize the Odata protocol. In this session, we'll take a tour of the Data Market, review Odata, dig into the two ways of querying data, and discuss some strategies for not costing you a fortune. Although this session focuses on Windows Phone 7, there is a great deal of overlap to Silverlight and WPF developers, too.
Scientist, florist, technologist, not necessarily in that order. Currently a Technical Evangelist, ComponentOne. bio from Twitter
For an entire decade, Rich inhabited cubicles at several companies in the same office park, eventually leading a team of developers building data warehouses, web-based BI applications and integrating mission critical systems. Today, as a Technical Evangelist for ComponentOne, Rich travels the country sharing new technologies with an eye toward the usefulness of these technologies to the poor souls still in their cubicles. Rich has been working with Azure since the early beta days, with Windows Phone 7 since before you could leave one in a bar, and is co-author of "Microsoft Azure: Enterprise Application Development" from Packt Publishing (http://bit.ly/msazurebook). Follow Rich's blog at http://c1.ms/c1_richd, or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/rj_dudley.
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