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The information in this post is out of date.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

Devart 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  The information in this post is out of date.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.   Devart recently announced that they’ve released an updated version of their provider that works with Entity Framework 4.0.  New features include DDL generation, better LINQ to Entities support, and improved support… Read more

Writing an EF-enabled ADO.NET Provider – Part 2

  The information in this post is out of date.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. Part 2: Provider Manifest This article outlines how to write the provider manifest for our Entity Framework Provider. We will walk through the different components needed, and look at some important parts… Read more

Writing an EF Enabled ADO.NET 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The information in this post is out of date.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. Part 1: Provider Overview This article is the first in a series designed to teach developers the basic steps to write an Entity Framework Enabled ADO.NET provider. This article will give you an… 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The information in this post is out of date.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

SQL Connectivity Annual Survey

Greetings to the SQL Server community :   Last year in October 2009, we introduced  the process of interacting on a regular basis with the developers and users in the form of surveys.  During the last 12 months, we completed surveys that focused on the broad SQL Connectivity components, including ODBC, ADO.NET, JDBC and PHP. … 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

EF Caching with Jarek Kowalski’s 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. Jarek Kowalski built a great caching and tracing toolkit that makes it easy to add these two features onto the Entity Framework.  His code sample plugs in as a provider that wraps the… Read more

Microsoft SQL Server has a new connectivity portal page!

The Microsoft SQL Server team is working on a portal page that brings together common resources and community links for all data access providers to Microsoft SQL Server.  We’d like your feedback on how useful you will find it and what else you’d like to see included.  Although, at this time we’re concentrating on bringing… 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