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  The information in this post is out of date.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  The information in this post is out of date.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: 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  The information in this post is out of date.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: 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  The information in this post is out of date.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: 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  The information in this post is out of date.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

EF Power Tools CTP1 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  The information in this post is out of date.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. For EF Power Tools see http://msdn.com/data/jj593170   Last month we announced the RTW of Entity Framework 4.1 (Magic Unicorn Edition). As we worked on the EF 4.1 release we had a series… Read more

Entity Framework Improvements in Visual Studio 2010 SP1

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’s release of Visual Studio 2010 SP1 includes several performance and stability improvements for Entity Framework 4.0.  MSDN subscribers can download the service pack immediately, and the release will have general availability on… Read more

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

New Whitepaper: T4 Templates and the Entity Framework

  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.   Recently we published a new whitepaper to MSDN written by Scott Allen that explains what T4 is and how the Entity Framework uses it for code generation.  It starts with an… Read more