Today we are pleased to announce the availability of EF6.1.1. This patch release includes a number of high priority bug fixes and some contributions from our community.
What’s in EF6.1.1?
In particular, we’d like to call out the following two fixes to issues that a number of people have encountered:
- Designer: Error opening EF5 edmx with decimal precision in EF6 designer
- Default instance detection logic for LocalDB doesn’t work with SQL Server 2014
Where do I get EF6.1.1?
The tooling for Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2013 is available on the Microsoft Download Center. You only need to install the tooling if you want to create models using the EF Designer, or generate a Code First model from an existing database.
Thank you to our contributors
We’d like to say thank you to folks from the community who contributed features, bug fixes, and other changes to the 6.1 release:
In addition to working on the next major version of EF (Entity Framework 7), we’re also working on another update to EF6. This update to EF6 is tentatively slated to be another patch release (EF6.1.2) and we are working a series of bug fixes and accepting pull requests.
If you want to learn more about our plans for EF7, see our recent EF7 – New Platforms, New Data Stores post.