How We Talk about EF and its Future Versions

  The information in this post is out of date. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF.   The EF team has been working to become more agile and get new features into your hands faster. Our first two releases shipped as part of the .NET Framework but, as… Read more

EF Code First Fluent API with VB.NET

  The information in this post is out of date. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF. For Fluent API with VB.NET see http://msdn.com/data/jj631642   Entity Framework Code First is a development methodology available beginning with the Entity Framework 4.1. When using Code First development you usually begin by… Read more

Generated SQL Improvements for TPT Queries (June CTP)

  The information in this post is out of date. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF.   Last year we wrote about some performance considerations when using TPT inheritance in the Entity Framework.  We are pleased to announce that with the Microsoft Entity Framework June 2011 CTP we… Read more

Announcing the Microsoft Entity Framework June 2011 CTP

  The information in this post is out of date. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF. If you have previously installed this preview, please follow the uninstall instructions detailed below . We are excited to announce the availability of the Microsoft Entity Framework June 2011 CTP. This release… Read more

Walkthrough: Spatial (June CTP)

  The information in this post is out of date. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF. For Spatial Support in Code First see http://msdn.com/data/hh859721 For Spatial Support in the EF Designer see http://msdn.com/data/jj250903   Spatial data is one of the new features in Entity Framework June 2011 CTP…. Read more

Walkthrough: Table-Valued Functions (June CTP)

  The information in this post is out of date. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF. For Table-Valued Functions see http://msdn.com/data/hh859577   Microsoft Entity Framework June 2011 CTP is bringing support for Table-Valued Functions. TVFs are store functions capable of returning table-shaped values. TVFs are similar to Stored… 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) http://player.microsoftpdc.com/Session/68cfa011-c399-4151-ad9f-748d8723a19d   Creating Custom OData Services: Inside Some of… Read more

SQL Connectivity Annual Survey

Greetings to the SQL Server community :   Last year in October 2009, we introduced  the process of interacting on a regular basis with the developers and users in the form of surveys.  During the last 12 months, we completed surveys that focused on the broad SQL Connectivity components, including ODBC, ADO.NET, JDBC and PHP. … Read more

Microsoft SQL Server has a new connectivity portal page!

The Microsoft SQL Server team is working on a portal page that brings together common resources and community links for all data access providers to Microsoft SQL Server.  We’d like your feedback on how useful you will find it and what else you’d like to see included.  Although, at this time we’re concentrating on bringing… Read more

Exception Handling in the .NET Framework Data Provider for ODBC, OLE DB, and for SQL Server

Developers using the .NET Framework Data Provider for ODBC, the .NET Framework Data Provider for OLE DB, or the NET Framework Data Provider for SQL Server often send feedback to Microsoft, asking for a complete list of the exceptions that a given method can throw.   Until such time as the documentation team updates the… Read more