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The information in this post is out of date.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

Data Access Guidance

When considering how your application will connect to a data source, there’s a variety of technologies, patterns, and architectures to consider.  Recently we published a “Summary of Data Access Guidance” on the MSDN Data Developer Center.  If you want to drill deeper into the material, please check out Shyam Pather’s TechEd talk: Data Development GPS:… Read more

The EF Team Wants to Hear from You!

Now that Entity Framework 4.0 has shipped, the team’s working hard to add more great features for the next release.  As part of this process, it’s critical that we hear your feedback, as it helps us ensure that what we build actually meets your requirements in real-world scenarios.  Today we’re launching a website that will… Read more

TechEd North America – Sessions Online Now!

If you missed out on all the festivities at TechEd North America in New Orleans last week, be sure to check out and catch the talks online.  All week long there was a ton of excitement about the new features in Entity Framework 4.0 and WCF Data Services/OData and lots of great questions.  Here’s… Read more

Entity Framework & ADO.NET Data Services to Ship with VS 2008 SP1 & .NET 3.5 SP1

It’s settled! The Entity Framework (and the Entity Designer) along with ADO.NET Data Services will RTM as part of the Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 SP1 releases! Unfortunately, we don’t have official release dates at this point, but stay tuned. You’ll also want to keep an eye out for the upcoming SP1 Beta 1,… Read more

ADO.NET Data Services CTP Released

The December CTP of ADO.NET Data Services (also known as Project Astoria) has been Released! You can download the CTP here as part of the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions preview release.  For more information on ADO.NET Data Services check out . Elisa FlaskoProgram Manager, Data Programmability… Read more

Astoria and Jasper on Channel 9

A couple of weeks ago, the Astoria and Jasper teams sat down (separately) with Charles Torre of Channel 9 to discuss each of these new products. To view an indepth Astoria whiteboard session with Pablo Castro check out ; for upclose demos and discussion with the Jasper team check out …. Read more

Project Codename "Astoria" – Announced at Mix 07

Today at Mix 07, the ADO.NET team will speak for first time about an incubation project that they have been working on, Project Codename “Astoria”. With the announcement of Microsoft Silverlight and technologies like AJAX, a new wave of web applications are now being built that enable developers to build better, richer user experiences on the web…. Read more