EF 6.1 Alpha 1 Available

Since the release of EF6 a couple of months ago our team has started working on the EF6.1 release. This is our next release that will include new features.   What’s in Alpha 1 It’s still early days in the 6.1 release, so there aren’t many new features to try out just yet. Most of… Read more

EF6.0.2 RTM Available

We recently shared our plans to produce a 6.0.2 patch release to address some performance issues (and other bugs) in the 6.0.0 and 6.0.1 releases. Today we are making the 6.0.2 release available.   Getting EF6.0.2 The runtime is available on NuGet. If you are using Code First then there is no need to install… Read more

Microsoft.SqlServer.Types NuGet Package (Spatial on Azure)

Any application that uses Entity Framework’s spatial data type support to target SQL Server requires the ‘CLR Types for SQL Server’ to be available on the machine the application runs on. This also applies to applications that use SQL Server spatial data types directly, without using Entity Framework.   Deployment Issues When developing your application… Read more

EF6.0.2 Beta 1 Available on NuGet

We recently shared our plans to produce a 6.0.2 patch release to address some performance issues (and other bugs) in the 6.0.0 and 6.0.1 releases. Today we are making Beta 1 of the 6.0.2 release available.   Why the beta? We were originally planning to go straight to RTM and have the 6.0.2 patch available… Read more

EF6.0.2 Nightly Builds Available

We recently blogged about our plans to publish a 6.0.2 patch release to address some issues in the 6.0.0 and 6.0.1 releases. The changes in this release will improve performance and fix some bugs introduced in the EF6 release.   Try out the nightly builds Because this patch will go straight to RTM, we need… Read more

EF Tools Open Source

EF & Open SourceAs we began the EF6 release we moved to an open source development model, you can read more about this in our open source announcement post. The move to open source proved very beneficial for the EF6 release. We got a lot of great feedback, bug reports on nightly builds and accepted… Read more

EF6 Performance Issues

What are the issues?The most common issue being encountered is a significantly slower startup time when running with the debugger attached. Here is a complete list of the performance related issues we are tracking. [Performance] Startup time is bad with debugger attached [Performance] Entity materialization slower in EF6.0.1 [Performance] EF6 startup performance issue (without debugger… Read more

EF Power Tools Beta 4 Available

The Entity Framework Power Tools provide additional design-time tools in Visual Studio to help you develop applications using Entity Framework. Beta 4 of the Power Tools is now available. Where do I get it? The Entity Framework Power Tools are available on the Visual Studio Gallery. You can also install them directly from Visual Studio… Read more

Entity Framework Links #5

This is the fifth post in a regular series to recap interesting articles, posts and other happenings in the EF world.   The latest release We recently made EF6 Release Candidate available. This is the last pre-release of EF6 before we RTM with Visual Studio 2013 later this year. If you’re wondering why we can’t… Read more