EF6 Alpha 2 Available on NuGet

  The information in this post is out of date. EF6 RTM is now available. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF.   Around a month ago we released the first alpha of EF6. Today we are pleased to announce that availability of Alpha 2. EF6 is being developed… Read more

EF Fixes in Visual Studio 2012 Update 1

Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 is now available for download. This update includes three bug fixes for the Entity Framework Designer for Visual Studio 2012. Nesting an .edmx file under a project folder would stop the code from being automatically regenerated when you saved changes to the edmx file. This was the highest voted issue on… Read more

Entity Framework Links #2

This is the second post in a regular series to recap interesting articles, posts and other happenings in the EF world. The EF Team is now on Twitter and Facebook, follow us to stay updated on a daily basis. Our team recently announced the release of EF6 Alpha 1, the first preview of the EF6… Read more

EF6 Alpha 1 Available on NuGet

  The information in this post is out of date. EF6 RTM is now available. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF.   EF6 Alpha 1 Available on NuGet A couple of months ago we released the RTM of EF5. Today we are pleased to announce the first alpha… Read more

Entity Framework Links #1

The EF team is starting a regular series to recap interesting articles, posts and other happenings in the EF world. Here is the first one…   EF5 Our team recently announced the release of EF5. As part of the release we also updated the EF MSDN site, making it the go to place for EF… Read more

EF Nightly Builds Available

A couple of months ago we announced that we are developing EF in an open source code base. As part of our ongoing effort to make it easier to get involved in the next version of EF and provide feedback we are now making nightly builds of the open source code base available. There is… Read more

EF5 Released

We are very pleased to announce the release of Entity Framework 5. EF5 is available as the Entity Framework NuGet package and is also included in Visual Studio 2012.   What’s New in EF5 EF 5 includes a number of new features and bug fixes to the EF4.3 release. Most of the new features are… Read more

Entity Framework and Open Source

It’s been a busy year on the Entity Framework team. A little over a year ago our team released EF4.1, which included the DbContext API and Code First support. Since then we’ve also delivered Code First Migrations. Our team is also in the final stages of wrapping up the EF5 release, which introduces enum support,… Read more

Using SqlDataReader’s new async methods in .Net 4.5, Part 2: Examples

In the previous post about the new column-level asynchronous methods added to SqlDataReader (and DbDataReader) we covered two new SqlDataReader methods (IsDBNullAsync and GetFieldValueAsync<T>), how data is read from the network by the data reader and guidance on how to when to use, and not use, asynchronous methods. To follow up from that post, we… Read more

EF5 Release Candidate Available on NuGet

  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.   A couple of months ago we released EF5 Beta 2. Since releasing Beta 2 we have made a number of changes to the code base, so we decided to publish a… Read more