Monthly Archives: March 2011

OData Series Part 2: Accessing an Open Data Protocol feed from Excel PowerPivot

In the part 2 of the series you can see how easy it is to use the PowerPivot addon for Excel 2010 to connect to  an OData feed and analyze the published data directly in Excel.

Accessing an OData feed from Excel PowerPivot

The video is hi-res, so 720p and full screen view is recommended.

You can also view the past and future episodes of the OData series.

OData Series Part 1: Open Data Protocol quick and easy

Entering the same data to multiple systems or applications can be really, really frustrating. There are tons of applications and websites on the public internet as well as on private intranets, that do nothing more, but suck in all the data, process them, but don’t share them for other applications.

I strongly believe that the Open Data Protocol can help to change this situation: an open protocol for open data, and open data for the open web.

So with this in mind, I have decided to create a screencast series about OData. This is the first episode that shows you how easy to publish your data via an OData feed with Visual Studio and WCF Data Services.

Open Data Protocol – quick and easy

The video is hi-res, so 720p and full screen view is recommended.

You can also view the other episodes of the OData series.