I’m happy to announce that we have made a new public drop of ASP.NET Dynamic Data available. The last public drop was made in December and was starting to get a little outdated. More recently we had made some drops available via Microsoft Connect, but it was a non-public preview which required an approval process.
This new drop is openly available at all on MSDN Code Gallery. One of the nice things about this is that we’ll be able to give much more frequent updates, instead of the long delays that often happen between betas.
Another cool thing about this new Preview is that it includes the first public drop of the Dynamic Data Website Wizard, which gives a richer design time experience to Dynamic Data sites. Though the wizard is still in a pretty early and incomplete state, we’re hoping it will give you an idea of where we are going with this.
You can look at my previous post for an overview of the changes we made since the December drop. Note that even though the drop has the ability to support Entity Framework (in addition to Linq To Sql), you will not quite be able to use it yet because it targets an Entity Framework build that is newer than the latest public build. But don’t worry, it won’t be long before the missing pieces that will allow this are made available.
We are eagerly awaiting your feedback on this new drop. As before, the best place to discuss Dynamic Data and report issues is our ASP.NET forum.