MS simplifies data-centric development in heterogeneous environments

The Beta 3 of the ADO.NET Entity Framework ,which expands upon the Data Platform pillar of the Application Platform, has been released today! Key points: · ADO.NET Entity Framework enables developers to more easily work with data-centric applications and services by working at a conceptual level and focusing on business logic rather than data access….

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Declarative multi-tier web applications with Volta tech preview

I wanted to let you know that the Microsoft Live Labs is announcing a new technology preview today 12/5 at 11 am PST.  Volta, an experimental developer toolset, enables developers to build multi-tier web applications by applying familiar techniques and patterns from developing .NET applications.  Volta’s declarative tier-splitting enables developers to postpone architectural decisions about…

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