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TechEd 2012 may be over, but you can still access the OData feeds.


Are your fingers aching to do some data mining of your own? Are you looking to take our session data off the web and put it into your pocket? Are you the type that would like to develop your own TechEd schedule planning app? If you answered "Yes" to any of those questions, then we have the data you need.


The OData service for TechEd North America 2012 is available at: http://odata.msteched.com/tena2012



What is OData?

The Open Data Protocol, referred to as OData, is a data-sharing standard that breaks down silos and fosters an interoperative ecosystem for data consumers (clients) and producers (services) that is far more powerful than currently possible. It enables more applications to make sense of a broader set of data, and helps every data service and client add value to the whole ecosystem.


More information on how to access and utilize OData can be found at http://www.odata.org/. Or, browse around the web to find blog posts (like this one) about exposing and consuming OData.


Developing for Windows

OData feeds help make it super easy to create a custom application for Windows Phone or Windows 8. If you haven't yet developed on these platforms, now is the perfect time to give it a try. There are tons of great development resources available for each, such as:


Windows 8

     

Windows Phone




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