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We are excited to announce the final Release to Web (RTW) of Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework 4.1 (EF 4.1). This is a fully supported, go-live release.
ADO.NET Entity Framework 4.1 introduces two new features:
ADO.NET Entity Framework 4.1 is available in a couple of places:
There are a number of resources to help you get started with EF 4.1:
This initial release only includes US English IntelliSense, exception messages and Visual Studio item templates. In approximately a month we will also be releasing a series of ‘Language Packs’ that will add localized versions of these resources to an existing EF 4.1 install. These language packs will be available for the same language set as Visual Studio 2010.
This release can be used in a live operating environment subject to the terms in the License Terms. The ADO.NET Entity Framework Forum can be used for questions relating to this release.
The new features in ADO.NET Entity Framework 4.1 were previously available in a Release Candidate. The changes between RC and RTW are mostly bug fixes with one exception:
There are a number of commonly requested features that did not make it into EF 4.1. We appreciate that these are really important to you and our team has started work on a number of them already, we will be reaching out for your feedback on these features soon:
It has been great to have so much community involvement helping us drive the new features in EF 4.1. We thank you for giving us your valuable input and look forward to working together on the next release. ADO.NET Entity Framework Team