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This morning we announced the availability of the Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework SP1 Beta releases, and now you're probably wondering... well what's changed? Here goes...
Across the Entity Framework we have made numerous bug fixes (more than 200 of them). We've also made some significant documentation enhancements and exception message improvements to the Entity Framework.
You'll notice significant improvements specifically to the Entity Designer, where we made many of changes that you, our customers, had submitted to us over the last few months. You'll also notice a number of improvements to the Entity Framework Runtime including support for the new SQL Server 2008 types as specified below, query improvements and the introduction of the new EntityDataSource. Check out the lists below for a full description of changes.
NOTE: As a result of these changes, EDMX files from older releases will need to be regenerated in this version of the Entity Designer
SQL 2008 Support
LINQ to Entities
EntityDataSource for ASP.NET
- The ADO.NET Team