Using WCF Data Services with Entity Framework 4.1 and Code First

The information in this post is out of date. Visit for the latest information on current and past releases of EF. In this post you’ll see how Code First and the DbContext class in Entity Framework 4.1 RC will work with WCF Data Services going forward. WCF Data Services in .NET 4.0 was released… Read more

EF & OData @ SQL PASS and TechEd Europe!

Next week there’s two exciting conferences happening – SQL PASS and TechEd Europe, and the EF and OData teams will be at both!  Check out the session lineup below, and if you’re there please swing by the booth and say hello.   SQL PASS Introduction to the Entity Framework Rowan Miller   Entity Framework for… Read more

Entity Framework and OData @PDC10!

Both the Entity Framework and OData teams will be at PDC this week, with several great talks planned – and the best part is they’re being streamed live over the web!      Code First Development with Entity Framework Thursday October 28th, 2:00 – 3:00pm (PST)   Creating Custom OData Services: Inside Some of… Read more

VS2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 Announced!

  The information in this post is out of date. Visit for the latest information on current and past releases of EF.   Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 are now available for download by MSDN subscribers and will available to the rest of the world on Wednesday. Beta 2… Read more

PDC 2008 – Los Angeles, CA – Oct. 27-30

  Microsoft’s premier developer event, the Professional Developer Conference, is almost here. PDC 2008 will feature more than 160 sessions covering a wide range of topics including a number of great sessions from the ADO.NET Team, such as: Developing Applications Using Data Services Presenter: Mike Flasko In the near future, applications will be developed using… Read more

Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta & .NET 3.5 SP1 Beta

We are very excited to announce that .NET 3.5 SP1 Beta 1 and Visual Studio 2008  SP1 Beta 1 are now available!   This beta marks the entry of the ADO.NET Entity Framework and ADO.NET Data Services (aka project Astoria) as part of the overall .NET/Visual Studio product install and will be the final beta… Read more

Recent ADO.NET Entity Framework provider news – Demos and downloads

Here are a few quick announcements about ADO.NET providers supporting the Entity Framework.  Enjoy!   Core Lab (Connectivity to Multiple Data Stores) Core Lab was the first ADO.NET provider writer to support Beta 3 of the Entity Framework.  Their provider includes connectivity to Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite databases.  For more information, see the announcement… Read more