Using WCF Data Services with Entity Framework 4.1 and Code First

The information in this post is out of date. Visit 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 & OData @ SQL PASS and TechEd Europe!

Next week there’s two exciting conferences happening – SQL PASS and TechEd Europe, and the EF and OData teams will be at both!  Check out the session lineup below, and if you’re there please swing by the booth and say hello.   SQL PASS Introduction to the Entity Framework Rowan Miller   Entity Framework for… Read more

Entity Framework and OData @PDC10!

Both the Entity Framework and OData teams will be at PDC this week, with several great talks planned – and the best part is they’re being streamed live over the web!      Code First Development with Entity Framework Thursday October 28th, 2:00 – 3:00pm (PST)   Creating Custom OData Services: Inside Some of… 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

The EF Team Wants to Hear from You!

Now that Entity Framework 4.0 has shipped, the team’s working hard to add more great features for the next release.  As part of this process, it’s critical that we hear your feedback, as it helps us ensure that what we build actually meets your requirements in real-world scenarios.  Today we’re launching a website that will… Read more

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 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

VS2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 Announced!

  The information in this post is out of date. Visit for the latest information on current and past releases of EF.   Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 are now available for download by MSDN subscribers and will available to the rest of the world on Wednesday. Beta 2… Read more