EF7 – New Platforms, New Data Stores

At TechEd North America we were excited to announce our plans for EF7, and even demo some very early features. This post will cover the announcements we made during the session. You can also watch the recorded session from TechEd (the EF7 content starts at 46:40). When watching the demos please bear in mind that… Read more

EF6.1.0 RTM Available

Since the release of EF6 our team has been working on the EF6.1 release. This is our next release that includes new features.   What’s in EF6.1 EF6.1 adds the following new features: Tooling consolidation provides a consistent way to create a new EF model. This feature extends the ADO.NET Entity Data Model wizard to… Read more

Migrations Screencast Series

We recently published a three part series on using Entity Framework Code First Migrations. The short series is designed to help you use migrations in the ‘real world’ where you often work in a development team and/or have to write applications that interact with existing database schemas. The screencasts cover some concepts using diagrams and… Read more

Preview of Dynamic Data Provider and EntityDataSource Control for EF6

This post was originally posted on the .NET Web Development and Tools Blog. We are pleased to announce an update to ASP.NET DynamicData and EntityDataSource control, so that they work with Entity Framework 6.   What’s in this preview DynamicData provider for Entity Framework 6 EntityDataSource control for Entity Framework 6   How to install… Read more

EF 6.1.0 Beta 1 Available

Since the release of EF6 our team has started working on the EF6.1 release. This is our next release that will include new features.   What’s in Beta 1? Entity Framework 6.1 is a minor update to Entity Framework 6 and includes a number of bug fixes and new features. The new features in this… Read more

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