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We’ve release an updated Entity Framework Feature Community Technology Preview (CTP) which is available for download. This is our fourth CTP and includes updates to the Code First feature along with the first preview of our Productivity Improvements for EF. Feature CTP4 contains a preview of new features that we are considering adding to the core framework in the future and would like to get community feedback on. Feature CTP4 builds on top of the existing Entity Framework 4 (EF4) functionality that shipped with .NET Framework 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010.
We’ve created a couple of walkthroughs to get you started with these new features, we’ll also be providing more detailed posts that dive down into interesting areas of each feature in the coming weeks.
If you need assistance with CTP4 we have an Entity Framework Pre-Release Forum.
We recently posted here about a set of productivity improvements we have been working on to simplify the process of writing data access code with the Entity Framework. CTP4 includes the core API surface and functionality that is described in the post. We’d love to hear your feedback on this simplified experience, be sure to check out the walkthrough.
Updates and enhancements to Code First include:
We are still working through the best ship vehicle to deliver a go-live release for these features. Your feedback has had a big impact on the Code First feature so far and we want to be careful not to lock down the API too quickly. That said we are getting consistent asks for a go-live for Code First and we are working to get to an RTM in the earliest feasible ship vehicle.
Please keep the feedback coming!
ADO.NET Entity Framework Team