Oracle Releases Beta of Entity Framework Provider

The information in this post is out of date.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. Oracle recently announced that they’ve released a Beta version of their provider which supports Entity Framework.  Features include LINQ to Entities, Model First development, and support for the Entity Data Model Wizard.  You… Read more

Progress Software Releases New Entity Framework Provider

The information in this post is out of date.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. Progress Software just announced that they’ve released version 3.5 of their DataDirect Connect provider for ADO.NET Entity Framework.  This release, which is made up entirely of managed code, supports both EF4 and EF… Read more

Devart’s New Providers Support the ADO.NET Entity Framework!

It is my pleasure to announce the first (to the best of my knowledge) external providers to support the ADO.NET Entity Framework! Devart (formerly Core Lab) has released a new version of their ADO.NET providers, which includes support for the Entity Framework.  For more information, see the following announcement on Devart’s web site.  Congratulations to… Read more

New sample provider demonstrates Oracle connectivity

As noted on Jaroslaw Kowalski’s blog, we have released a new flavor of the ADO.NET Entity Framework sample provider.  You can access the Oracle flavor of the sample provider on the Code Gallery site here.   The new sample wraps System.Data.OracleClient instead of System.Data.SqlClient, demonstrating Oracle connectivity from the Entity Framework.  We chose to build… Read more

Entity Framework Provider Updates

Greetings from TechEd!   We’ve updated the ADO.NET Entity Framework Sample Provider for .NET 3.5 SP1 Beta and posted it at the MSDN Code Gallery site.  You can download the sample provider here: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/EFSampleProvider   Yesterday we held a chalk talk session with many of our provider writer partners.  The theater was so full with… Read more

Recent ADO.NET Entity Framework provider news – Demos and downloads

Here are a few quick announcements about ADO.NET providers supporting the Entity Framework.  Enjoy!   Core Lab (Connectivity to Multiple Data Stores) Core Lab was the first ADO.NET provider writer to support Beta 3 of the Entity Framework.  Their provider includes connectivity to Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite databases.  For more information, see the announcement… Read more