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

EF6 Alpha 2 Available on NuGet

  The information in this post is out of date. EF6 RTM is now available. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF.   Around a month ago we released the first alpha of EF6. Today we are pleased to announce that availability of Alpha 2. EF6 is being developed… Read more

EF6 Alpha 1 Available on NuGet

  The information in this post is out of date. EF6 RTM is now available. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF.   EF6 Alpha 1 Available on NuGet A couple of months ago we released the RTM of EF5. Today we are pleased to announce the first alpha… Read more

EF Nightly Builds Available

A couple of months ago we announced that we are developing EF in an open source code base. As part of our ongoing effort to make it easier to get involved in the next version of EF and provide feedback we are now making nightly builds of the open source code base available. There is… Read more

EF5 Released

We are very pleased to announce the release of Entity Framework 5. EF5 is available as the Entity Framework NuGet package and is also included in Visual Studio 2012.   What’s New in EF5 EF 5 includes a number of new features and bug fixes to the EF4.3 release. Most of the new features are… Read more

Entity Framework and Open Source

It’s been a busy year on the Entity Framework team. A little over a year ago our team released EF4.1, which included the DbContext API and Code First support. Since then we’ve also delivered Code First Migrations. Our team is also in the final stages of wrapping up the EF5 release, which introduces enum support,… Read more

EF5 Release Candidate Available on NuGet

  The information in this post is out of date.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.   A couple of months ago we released EF5 Beta 2. Since releasing Beta 2 we have made a number of changes to the code base, so we decided to publish a… Read more

EF5 Sample Provider Published

We have published a new version of the sample provider that supports features introduced in the Entity Framework 5. It can be downloaded from the MSDN Code Samples Gallery. This updated sample takes the sample provider code we released for Entity Framework 4 and demonstrates how to add support for spatial types and how to… Read more

Using SqlDataReader’s new async methods in .Net 4.5

With .Net 4.5, ADO.NET introduced two asynchronous methods to the SqlDataReader class: ReadAsync and NextResultAsync. These two methods allow you to move to the next row or result set asynchronously and represent a much more fine-grained level of asynchronous access to data compared to .Net 4.0 (which only had asynchronous command execution). However, for the… Read more