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Visual Studio “14” CTP 3 and Entity Framework
Today we’re providing a third CTP of the next version of Visual Studio, to gather your early feedback. For more information on this release, see Visual Studio “14” CTPs and the Visual Studio Blog. Thi... more
Monday, Aug 18 Rowan Miller
VS2013 Update 3 and Entity Framework
Today we are releasing Visual Studio 2013 Update 3. You can read the release announcements by Soma and Brian Harry. This update includes the Entity Framework 6.1.1 (EF6.1.1) runtime and tooling. EF6.... more
Monday, Aug 4 Rowan Miller
Visual Studio “14” CTP 2 and Entity Framework
Today we’re providing a second CTP of the next version of Visual Studio, to gather your early feedback. For more information on this release, see Visual Studio “14” CTPs. This post covers the places t... more
Tuesday, Jul 8 Rowan Miller
EF 6.1.1 RTM Available
Today we are pleased to announce the availability of EF6.1.1. This patch release includes a number of high priority bug fixes and some contributions from our community. What’s in EF6.1.1? You ... more
Friday, Jun 20 Rowan Miller
Visual Studio 14 CTP and Entity Framework
Visual Studio 14 CTP was made available today, see the announcement post on the Visual Studio blog for more details. This post covers the places that Entity Framework is included in the release and so... more
Tuesday, Jun 3 Rowan Miller
EF 6.1.1 Beta 1 Available
Today we are pleased to announce the availability of EF6.1.1 Beta 1. This patch release includes a number of high priority bug fixes and some contributions from our community. What’s in Beta 1? Y... more
Tuesday, May 20 Rowan Miller
EF7 - New Platforms, New Data Stores
At TechEd North America we were excited to announce our plans for EF7, and even demo some very early features. This post will cover the announcements we made during the session. You can also watch the... more
Monday, May 19 Rowan Miller
EF6.1.0 RTM Available
Since the release of EF6 our team has been working on the EF6.1 release. This is our next release that includes new features. What’s in EF6.1 EF6.1 adds the following new features: Tooling co... more
Monday, Mar 17 Rowan Miller
Migrations Screencast Series
We recently published a three part series on using Entity Framework Code First Migrations. The short series is designed to help you use migrations in the ‘real world’ where you often work in a develop... more
Wednesday, Mar 12 Rowan Miller
Preview of Dynamic Data Provider and EntityDataSource Control for EF6
This post was originally posted on the .NET Web Development and Tools Blog. We are pleased to announce an update to ASP.NET DynamicData and EntityDataSource control, so that they work with Entity Fra... more
Tuesday, Feb 11 Rowan Miller
EF 6.1.0 Beta 1 Available
Since the release of EF6 our team has started working on the EF6.1 release. This is our next release that will include new features. What’s in Beta 1? Entity Framework 6.1 is a minor update to En... more
Tuesday, Feb 11 Rowan Miller
EF 6.1 Alpha 1 Available
Since the release of EF6 a couple of months ago our team has started working on the EF6.1 release. This is our next release that will include new features. What’s in Alpha 1 It’s still early days... more
Friday, Dec 20 Rowan Miller
EF6.0.2 RTM Available
We recently shared our plans to produce a 6.0.2 patch release to address some performance issues (and other bugs) in the 6.0.0 and 6.0.1 releases. Today we are making the 6.0.2 release available. ... more
Friday, Dec 13 Rowan Miller
Microsoft.SqlServer.Types NuGet Package (Spatial on Azure)
Any application that uses Entity Framework’s spatial data type support to target SQL Server requires the ‘CLR Types for SQL Server’ to be available on the machine the application runs on. This also ap... more
Monday, Dec 9 Rowan Miller
EF6.0.2 Nightly Builds Available
We recently blogged about our plans to publish a 6.0.2 patch release to address some issues in the 6.0.0 and 6.0.1 releases. The changes in this release will improve performance and fix some bugs intr... more
Wednesday, Nov 13 Rowan Miller
EF Tools Open Source
EF & Open Source As we began the EF6 release we moved to an open source development model, you can read more about this in our open source announcement post. The move to open source proved very ... more
Monday, Nov 4 Rowan Miller
EF6 Performance Issues
What are the issues? The most common issue being encountered is a significantly slower startup time when running with the debugger attached. Here is a complete list of the performance related issues w... more
Thursday, Oct 31 Rowan Miller
EF6 RTM Available
Today we are pleased to announce the RTM of Entity Framework 6. The RTM of Visual Studio 2013 was also released today – you can read more about this release on Soma’s blog. Be sure to save... more
Thursday, Oct 17 Rowan Miller
Entity Framework Links #5
This is the fifth post in a regular series to recap interesting articles, posts and other happenings in the EF world. The latest release We recently made EF6 Release Candidate available. This is ... more
Tuesday, Sep 17 Rowan Miller
EF6 Release Candidate Available
The information in this post is out of date. EF6 RTM is now available. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF. We are now in the final stages of ... more
Wednesday, Aug 21 Rowan Miller
EF and Visual Studio 2013 Preview
The information in this post is out of date. EF6 RTM is now available. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF. The availability of Visual Studio ... more
Wednesday, Jun 26 Rowan Miller
EF6 Beta 1 Available
The information in this post is out of date. EF6 RTM is now available. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF. Since releasing Alpha 3 a few mont... more
Wednesday, May 29 Rowan Miller
Entity Framework Links #4
This is the fourth post in a regular series to recap interesting articles, posts and other happenings in the EF world. Entity Framework 6 Since our last EF Links post we announced the availability of ... more
Monday, Mar 18 Rowan Miller
EF6 Alpha 3 Available on NuGet
The information in this post is out of date. EF6 RTM is now available. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF. A couple of months back we release... more
Wednesday, Feb 27 Rowan Miller
Entity Framework Links #3
This is the third post in a regular series to recap interesting articles, posts and other happenings in the EF world. In December our team announced the availability of EF6 Alpha 2. Scott Guthrie also... more
Tuesday, Jan 15 Rowan Miller
Entity Framework Design Blog Retired
Over the last year we’ve seen a marked increase in traffic on the ADO.NET blog, which has encouraged us to use it for all our announcements and discussions. Today we are officially retiring the ... more
Tuesday, Jun 5 dpblogs
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 re... more
Friday, Aug 12 dpblogs
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 express... more
Thursday, Jun 30 dpblogs
Enumeration Support in Entity Framework
We recently shipped Entity Framework 4.1, and it has been exciting to see the reception the new Code First and DbContext APIs have been getting in the developer community. What is also exciting is to ... more
Wednesday, Jun 29 dpblogs
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 E... more
Thursday, May 12 dpblogs

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