The ADO.NET Providers team wants to hear your opinion

This is the time when we, the ADO.NET Providers team, take a step back, review our goals for the next release and identify areas for investments. We view YOU as a key stakeholder in this process and would like to gather your inputs in this survey, which should take no more than 10 – 15… Read more

Upcoming ADO.Net Entity Framework Feature Community Technology Preview for Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

  The information in this post is out of date. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF.   Just a quick note to let everyone know we’re actively working on an updated Feature CTP for Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2.  As soon as the bits are ready we’ll release… Read more

New features in Entity Framework impacting providers

  The information in this post is out of date. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF.   Providers for Entity Framework 3.5 will work unmodified against Entity Framework 4.0. Also, most of the features and improvements introduced in Entity Framework 4.0 will just work against an Entity Framework… Read more

VS2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 Announced!

  The information in this post is out of date. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF.   Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 are now available for download by MSDN subscribers and will available to the rest of the world on Wednesday. Beta 2… Read more

ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 CTP2 Now Available

ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 CTP2 is now available for download! This release (v1.5) targets the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 & Silverlight 3 platforms and provides new client and server side features for data service developers.  What’s included in CTP2? This release includes updates to the features that were in the CTP1 release of ADO.NET Data… Read more

DataDirect Releases Entity Framework Provider for Oracle

  The information in this post is out of date. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF.   DataDirect recently announced the release of their DataDirect Connect for ADO.NET Entity Framework provider for Oracle. The DataDirect Connect for ADO.NET Entity Framework provider for Oracle offers: All features supported with… Read more

Improvements to the Generated SQL in .NET 4.0 Beta1

  The information in this post is out of date. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF.   One of the things that we are continuously working on improving is the quality and the readability of the SQL generated when querying using the Entity Framework. We have already made… Read more

Customizing T4 Templates

  The information in this post is out of date. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF.     The whole point of us using T4 for code-generation is that it makes it easy to customize the generated entities. A good example might be to support some sort of… Read more

Entity Framework Provider for Synergy DBMS

  The information in this post is out of date. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF.     It is my pleasure to announce that Synergex has released their Synergy/DE Data Provider for .NET with support for the Entity Framework. The Synergy/DE Data Provider for .NET enables developers… Read more

Feature CTP Walkthrough: Code Only for Entity Framework

  The information in this post is out of date. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF.   Overview This post covers a new Entity Framework extension called Code Only. Code Only allows you to use the Entity Framework using POCO entities and without an EDMX file, i.e. with… Read more