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  The information in this post is out of date.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 Releases & Versioning – Call for Feedback

  The information in this post is out of date.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 toward being more agile and having a higher release frequency. We are also releasing more previews and making them available earlier in the release cycle… 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  The information in this post is out of date.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  The information in this post is out of date.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: Enums (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  The information in this post is out of date.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 Enum Support in Code First see http://msdn.com/data/hh859576 For Enum Support in the EF Designer see http://msdn.com/data/jj248772   This post will provide an overview of working with enumerated types (“enums”) introduced in… 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  The information in this post is out of date.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  The information in this post is out of date.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

Using WCF Data Services with Entity Framework 4.1 and Code First

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. 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 Feature CTP5: Code First Model with Master-Detail WPF Application

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 WPF Databinding with EF see http://msdn.com/data/jj574514  In December we released ADO.NET Entity Framework Feature Community Technology Preview 5 (CTP5). In addition to the Code First approach this CTP also contains a preview… Read more