ADO.NET Orcas and Samples

I hope you guys enjoyed the August CTP of ADO.NET vNext. As we make progress on the Orcas release of Visual Studio, the various teams –including ourselves- are working hard at integrating everything in a single product, Visual Studio Orcas. For the ADO.NET Entity Framework this means that you won’t see component-specific CTPs any more… Read more

LOB Performance in SqlDataReader.

I’ve been answering a few questions here and there about performance for pulling LOB data out of a SqlDataReader and figured a discussion of what’s going on behind the scenes may be useful. This analysis is based primarily on the number of copies and movements of data, as well as a bit of code path… Read more

ADO.NET vNext: Entity Data Model (EDM) Designer Prototype

Folks, To aid brainstorming and to better understand typical developer scenarios, the ADO.NET team created an internal prototype of a designer to let developers model the ADO.NET vNext “Conceptual” layer. If you recall, Pablo Castro demoed this prototype in this Channel 9 video and shortly after that we received many requests from users asking for… Read more

Entity Mapping in ADO.NET vNext

Hi folks,My name is Atul Adya and I am a software architect in the ADO.NET team. After working on persistent object stores, object caching, distributed file systems, and diagnostics in wireless networking, I have been spending time on a very important problem faced by programmers – reshaping/transformation/mapping of data from one data model to another…. Read more

Friday Goodness

A little bonus for folks to play with over the long US weekend: XML Notepad is out! Congrats to Chris & Michael & friends…. Read more

ADO.NET vNext Provider Writer Event Summary

The ADO.NET team recently held an event for ADO.NET provider writers. Representatives from DataDirect, IBM, MySQL, SQLite and Sybase converged on Microsoft headquarters in Redmond to attend the three day event. The goal for the event was to help provider writers understand how they can enhance their providers to support the next version of ADO.NET… Read more

Queries in ADO.NET vNext

Hi folks, There’s been a lot of interest in the ADO.NET CTP that we posted a few days back, and lots of questions about the internal details. I wanted to briefly describe how we handle queries in the ADO.NET CTP – and hopefully address some of your questions in this area.   The Lay of… Read more

Announcing: The ADO.NET vNext August CTP

A couple of months ago we committed to shipping a very early technology preview of the ADO.NET Entity Framework and the LINQ integration in ADO.NET, and we said we were “shooting for August”. Well, here is it, with a whole 2 weeks to go before August ends 🙂 As of right now the ADO.NET vNext… Read more

ADO.NET 2.0 on-demand webcasts

ADO.NET 2.0 related on-demand webcasts I’ve fished out of the Microsoft Events database for you. They are fresh – most of these were recorded in 2006: Integrated Innovation: Using ADO.NET 2.0 with SQL Server 2005 (Level 300) ADO.NET and SQL Web Services (Level 200) Mobile Web Development with ASP.NET 2.0 (Part 3 of 5): Data Access and Security… Read more

ADO.NET Entity Framework on Channel 9

A few weeks ago we released a couple of whitepapers that discuss the future directions of the Microsoft Data Platform and in particular the specifics around the next version of ADO.NET and the ADO.NET Entity Framework. Recently the Channel 9 folks came by Building 35 (SQL Server building at Microsoft) and we shot an episode… Read more