ADO.NET Entity Framework Beta 2 (with tools!) online


Catch the fever on the MSDN Data Platform page on MSDN. The ADO.NET team blog also has a post here, which includes some of the new features in these downloads.


Here are some of my personal favorites:



  • A Visual Studio-integrated designer, that can generate a model from a database, tweak it, and do validation. Now I rarely reach for the command-line tool anymore.

  • Project system integration. Everything is neatly laid out in my project window, building "just works" - very nice. More time working on my projects, less time managing them.

  • Abstract types and complex types. New "kinds of things" in models that allow me to speak on my own terms more and more.

Of course, those of us working on Microsoft Codename "Astoria" follow the Entity Framework closely because working off of entity models is our bread & butter, so to speak.


 

Comments (2)

  1. Catch the fever on the MSDN Data Platform page on MSDN. The ADO.NET team blog also has a post here ,

  2. Just like ADO.NET Entity Framework had a refresh for Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, we’ve just released the

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