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  The information in this post is out of date.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

EF Power Tools Beta 2 Available

  The information in this post is out of date.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 EF Power Tools see http://msdn.com/data/jj593170   The Entity Framework Power Tools provide additional design-time tools in Visual Studio to help you develop using the Entity Framework. Today we are releasing Beta… Read more

EF5 Performance Considerations

Over the past few weeks the EF team has been putting together a whitepaper that talks about the performance considerations developers should take when using Entity Framework. Performance is one critical aspect of developing modern applications, and this document will help developers make informed design decisions and get the most out of their applications when… Read more

EF5 Beta 2 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  The information in this post is out of date.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 few weeks ago we released EF5 Beta 1, since then we’ve been working to improve quality and polish up the release. Today we are making EF5 Beta 2 available on… Read more

EF4.3.1 and EF5 Beta 1 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.   Today we are pleased to announce the release of two new versions of the EntityFramework NuGet package. The 4.3.1 version includes some bug fixes for the 4.3 package we released a… Read more

EF 4.3 Released

  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.   Over the last six months we’ve released a series of previews of our Code First Migrations work. Today we are making the first fully supported go-live release of our migrations work… Read more