Enums in the Entity Designer

One of the most highly-requested features for the Entity Framework is first-class support for Enums, and we are happy to provide support for this feature in the Entity Designer in the June 2011 CTP recently released. If you haven’t checked it out already, find the bits here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=26660 We’d like to give you a look…

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Auto-Compiled LINQ Queries (Entity Framework June 2011 CTP)

When you write a LINQ to Entities query today, the Entity Framework walks over the expression tree generated by the C#/VB compiler and translates (or compiles) that into SQL.     Compiling the expression tree into SQL involves some overhead though, particularly for more complex queries.  In order to avoid having to pay this performance…

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Spatial Types in the Entity Designer

One of the highly-anticipated features coming in the next version of Entity Framework is Spatial support. We’d like to give you a look at the experience of developing with Spatial types in the Entity Designer. If you haven’t already, take a look at what is going on under the hood with Spatial types in the…

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Spatial Types in the Entity Framework

One of the highly-anticipated features coming in the next version of Entity Framework is Spatial support. The team has been hard at work designing a compelling story for Spatial, and we would love to get your feedback on it. In this post we will cover: The basics of SQL Server’s  spatial support Design goals Walkthrough…

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Initial POCO Design Screencast

Two guys on the team knocked out this quick screencast of some of the prototype work we’ve been doing around POCO an the State Manager. It’s not a long or in depth screencast, but we’re hoping to inspire some additional feedback. If you prefer to download a copy of the video, you can download a .zip…

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Initial POCO Design 1-Pager

Here is a raw cut and paste for our POCO 1-Pager. We are currently working through the design and have some prototype work going on and we would like to hear your feedback. Note this is the “feature design 1-Pager” not the “implementation design 1-Pager” we are still looking at the details for the design…

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Transparency in the design process

Today marks the first day of engineering for the ADO.NET Entity Framework V2.0. V2 of the product is a combination of a continued investment in our greater data platform vision as well as a focus on new and expanded ORM scenarios. Some of the things that we are trying to do in this release are…

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