OData Service for Team Foundation Server v2

This sample allows you to expose an OData service for Team Foundation Server (2010 and 2012). This service can make it easier to build applications for a multitude of devices which consume or manipulate data stored in Team Foundation Server.
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      The purpose of this project is to help developers work with data from Team Foundation Server (2010 and 2012) on multiple device types (such as smartphones and tablets) and operating systems. OData provides a great solution for this goal, and has been embraced by numerous developers for building great device-specific applications. OData is accessible from any device and application stack which supports HTTP requests. This OData service interacts directly with the TFS client object model. To get information about the OData service, please visit Brian Keller's blog.

      The download also includes code samples - TFS Connect and TFS Dashboard written for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 respectively. The apps demonstrate the consumption of OData feeds for Team Foundation Server. The TFS Dashboard app currently implements the Live tiles, Search and Share features supported by WinRT APIs. Using the TFS Connect app on Windows Phone 8 you will be able to browse through the projects, queries, work items etc. These apps are primarily built to get users thinking towards building great Windows Store and Windows Phone apps, and to provide an example of how to consume the OData Service for Team Foundation Server. Please visit Nisha Singh's blog for more information about the TFS Dashboard app. To install the app from the Windows Store, please visit the Store. If you have trouble signing into the apps then please visit the walkthrough listed here.

      The Team Foundation Service OData API is also available for people wishing to use OData with Team Foundation Service. Please visit https://tfsodata.visualstudio.com. The TFS Dashboard sample application will work with both the on-premises OData Service and the hosted Team Foundation Service OData API.

      We are interested in your feedback on this release, and we are excited to hear about the types of experiences you create with it. You can email us at TFSOData@Microsoft.com.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

      There are several components of this sample, and the software requirements depend on how you would like to use it. For additional details, please consult the ReadMe which is included with this release.

    • Download the executable and run it to extract the contents to a folder of your choice. Open the respective ReadMe.docx to get started.
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