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Today we announced the release of the ADO.NET Entity Framework and ADO.NET Data Services in the Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.
With this release, many database providers have pledged support for the Entity Framework. To date, 12 provider writers are developing an Entity Framework-enabled version of their offerings that are scheduled to be made publicly available in the coming months.
"DataDirect Technologies is delighted to see the ADO.NET Entity Framework RTM," said John Goodson, vice president and general manager of DataDirect Technologies. "We are firmly committed to the ADO.NET Entity Framework and look forward to offering Oracle connectivity in the near future."
Providers Planning Publicly Available Versions in 2008 (Q3 & Q4 CY2008)
Providers Planning Publicly Available Versions in Early 2009 (Q1 CY2009)
Providers Committed to Supporting the Entity Framework