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 www.msteched.com 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

Remember to re-enable MARS in your SQL Azure based EF apps

The information in this post is out of date.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 using EF with SQL Azure see http://msdn.com/data/jj556244 MARS (Multiple Active Result Sets) is a feature in SQL Server / ADO.NET that allows for multiple results-sets to be streamed over a single connection;… Read more

Testability in EF4

The information in this post is out of date.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. We recently posted a whitepaper (written by Scott Allen) on MSDN that demonstrates ways to write testable code with EF4.  You can read the article here, and if you have feedback please post it in… Read more

Working with Sets of Self-Tracking Entities

The information in this post is out of date.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. Self-tracking entities have several utility methods to do things like AcceptChanges and StartTracking which work over a single entity. However, there are cases where it would be nice to be able to do… Read more

EF4 Sample Provider for SQL Server now 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The information in this post is out of date.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. We are excited to share the latest revision of the Entity Framework sample provider for SQL Server. You can find in on Code Gallery here. All existing providers built for Entity Framework 3.5… Read more

Self-Tracking Entities in Silverlight

In Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0, the Entity Framework team added a T4 template for generating self-tracking entities to provide an easier experience building N-tier applications that need to send entities with changes between tiers. Since we first introduced self-tracking entities as a CTP, one common question is whether these entities are compatible with… Read more