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Since we shipped the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and Visual Studio 2008, we’ve been working on the next version of the Entity Framework. During this release, we’ve been focused on 2 key areas: 1) enabling scenarios with the Entity Framework that you’ve told us to focus on and 2) laying the groundwork for Reporting Services to build on top of the Entity Framework. In order to deliver on the first focus, enabling the scenarios you care about, we needed to provide early views into our designs (something we had not previously done publically) and incorporate your feedback on these designs back into the product. To do this, we started the EFDesign blog in June 2008 and regularly posted early designs to elicit feedback. In the coming weeks and months, we’ll first provide a quick sneak peek and then a more in depth series on the scenarios and functionality we’ve been targeting in the .NET Framework 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010 release.
The core of these blog series will be focused on the primary scenarios and patterns we’ve been working on throughout this release. They are:
Entity Framework Improvements
In the coming months we’ll be discussing all this plus a number of other interesting topics. Keep coming back during this time to see what we’ve added and provide feedback on what you see.
The ADO.NET Entity Framework Team