EF7 RC1 & EF Moving to the .NET Blog

Moving to the .NET Blog Like a number of other teams that write libraries for the .NET Framework, we have decided to join the list of bloggers that post to the .NET Framework blog. This provides a central location where you can keep up to date with all the .NET related news from Microsoft. We… Read more

EF7 Beta 8 Available

Today we are making Entity Framework 7 Beta 8 available. EF7 will be the next major release of Entity Framework and is currently in pre-release.   EF7 may not be for you… yet EF7 introduces some significant changes and improvements over EF6.x and therefore the pre-release phase of EF7 is much longer than other recent… Read more

EF7 Beta 6 Available

Today we are making Entity Framework 7 Beta 6 available. EF7 will be the next major release of Entity Framework and it is currently in pre-release. Still very much a preview EF7 introduces some significant changes and improvements over EF6.x and therefore the pre-release phase of EF7 is much longer than other recent releases. If… Read more

EF6.1.3 RTM Available

Today we are pleased to announce the availability of EF6.1.3. This patch release contains only high priority bug fixes.   What’s in EF6.1.3? EF6.1.3 just contain fixes to high priority issues that have been reported on the 6.1.2 release. The fixes include: Query: Regression in EF 6.1.2: OUTER APPLY introduced and more compex queries for… Read more

EF6.1.3 Beta 1 Available

Today we are making Beta 1 of the EF6.1.3 release available. This patch release contains only high priority bug fixes.   What are the 6.1.3 release timelines? At this stage we are planning for our next release to be the RTM. This may change if we get additional reports of high priority bugs that we… Read more

EF6.1.2 RTM Available

Today we are pleased to announce the availability of EF6.1.2. This patch release includes a number of high priority bug fixes and some contributions from our community.   What’s in EF6.1.2? EF6.1.2 is mostly about bug fixes, you can see a list of the fixes included in EF6.1.2 on our CodePlex site. We also accepted… Read more

EF7 – Priorities, Focus, and Initial Release

We all know, you don’t get to write software in a vacuum. Aside from the technical task we are trying to achieve there are things such as dependencies, stakeholders, release dates, etc. that impact the order and priority of tasks we do. In this post we wanted to share the top factors influencing the features… Read more

EF6.1.2 Beta 2 Available

Today we are making Beta 2 of the EF6.1.2 release available. This patch release contains bug fixes and some contributions from our community.   When will EF6.1.2 RTM? We were originally planning to go straight to RTM from Beta 1. However, we ended up taking a number of important bug fixes after Beta 1 shipped… Read more

Visual Studio 2015 Preview and Entity Framework

Today we are pleased to announce the availability of Visual Studio 2015 Preview. You can download it and read more about the release on the Visual Studio team blog. This post details the places that Entity Framework is included in Visual Studio 2015 Preview. Our team is concurrently working on two versions of Entity Framework,… Read more

EF7 – v1 or v7?

A while ago we blogged about EF7 targeting new platforms and new data stores. In that post we shared that our EF6.x code base wasn’t setup to achieve what we wanted to in EF7, and that EF7 would be a “lightweight and extensible version of EF”. That begs the question, is EF7 the next version… Read more