EF6.1.2 RTM Available

Today we are pleased to announce the availability of EF6.1.2. This patch release includes a number of high priority bug fixes and some contributions from our community.   What’s in EF6.1.2? EF6.1.2 is mostly about bug fixes, you can see a list of the fixes included in EF6.1.2 on our CodePlex site. We also accepted… Read more

EF7 – Priorities, Focus, and Initial Release

We all know, you don’t get to write software in a vacuum. Aside from the technical task we are trying to achieve there are things such as dependencies, stakeholders, release dates, etc. that impact the order and priority of tasks we do. In this post we wanted to share the top factors influencing the features… Read more

EF6.1.2 Beta 2 Available

Today we are making Beta 2 of the EF6.1.2 release available. This patch release contains bug fixes and some contributions from our community.   When will EF6.1.2 RTM? We were originally planning to go straight to RTM from Beta 1. However, we ended up taking a number of important bug fixes after Beta 1 shipped… Read more

Visual Studio 2015 Preview and Entity Framework

Today we are pleased to announce the availability of Visual Studio 2015 Preview. You can download it and read more about the release on the Visual Studio team blog. This post details the places that Entity Framework is included in Visual Studio 2015 Preview. Our team is concurrently working on two versions of Entity Framework,… Read more

EF7 – v1 or v7?

A while ago we blogged about EF7 targeting new platforms and new data stores. In that post we shared that our EF6.x code base wasn’t setup to achieve what we wanted to in EF7, and that EF7 would be a “lightweight and extensible version of EF”. That begs the question, is EF7 the next version… Read more

EF7 – What Does “Code First Only” Really Mean

A while back we blogged about our plans to make EF7 a lightweight and extensible version of EF that enables new platforms and new data stores. We also talked about our EF7 plans in the Entity Framework session at TechEd North America. Prior to EF7 there are two ways to store models, in the xml-based… Read more

EF6.1.2 Beta 1 Available

Today we are making Beta 1 of the EF6.1.2 release available. This patch release contains bug fixes and some contributions from our community.   What’s in Beta 1? EF6.1.2 is mostly about bug fixes, you can see a list of the fixes included in EF6.1.2 on our CodePlex site. We also accepted a couple of… Read more

Visual Studio “14” CTP 3 and Entity Framework

Today we’re providing a third CTP of the next version of Visual Studio, to gather your early feedback. For more information on this release, see Visual Studio “14” CTPs and the Visual Studio Blog. This post covers the places that Entity Framework is included in the release and some limitations to be aware of when… Read more

VS2013 Update 3 and Entity Framework

Today we are releasing Visual Studio 2013 Update 3. You can read the release announcements by Soma and Brian Harry. This update includes the Entity Framework 6.1.1 (EF6.1.1) runtime and tooling. EF6.1.1 was previously released out-of-band about 6 weeks ago, so you may have already installed the update to Entity Framework. If not, it will… Read more

Visual Studio “14” CTP 2 and Entity Framework

Today we’re providing a second CTP of the next version of Visual Studio, to gather your early feedback. For more information on this release, see Visual Studio “14” CTPs. This post covers the places that Entity Framework is included in the release and some limitations to be aware of when using it. The EF related… Read more