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ADO.NET Entity Framework 3.5 Beta 3 Released today

Beta 3 of the ADO.NET Entity Framework, and a preview of ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions. Designed to make it even easier for developers to build data-centric applications and services regardless of the underlying data source, the ADO.NET Entity Framework is already gaining significant support from multiple database vendors and third-party providers, including Core Lab, Data Direct Technologies, Firebird, IBM, MySQL AB, Npgsql, OpenLink Software, Phoenix Software, Sybase and VistaDB.


Microsoft also announced today a preview of ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions, which leverages the Entity Framework to make it easier for developers to build rich, interactive data-centric applications on the Web. The ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview includes:

  • ADO.NET Entity Framework


  • ADO.NET Data Services

  • ASP.NET Dynamic Data

  • New additions to ASP.NET AJAX

  • Silverlight controls for ASP.NET




·         Entity Framework Beta 3 runtime


·         Entity Framework Tools CTP 2


·         ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions preview