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Since the release of EF6 our team has started working on the EF6.1 release. This is our next release that will include new features.
Entity Framework 6.1 is a minor update to Entity Framework 6 and includes a number of bug fixes and new features. The new features in this release include:
The runtime is available on NuGet. Follow the instructions on our Get It page for installing the latest pre-release version of Entity Framework runtime.
The tooling for Visual Studio 2012 and 2013 is available on the Microsoft Download Center.
This is a preview of features that will be available in the final release of EF6.1 and is designed to allow you to try out the new features and report any issues you encounter. Microsoft does not guarantee any level of support on this release.
If you need assistance using the new features, please post questions on Stack Overflow using the entity-framework tag.
We’d like to say thank you to folks from the community who contributed features, bug fixes, and other changes to the 6.1 release - RogerAlsing, ErikEJ, and mikecole.
In particular, we’d like to call out the following contributions:
All the features we plan to include in the final release of EF6.1 are included in this Beta. At this stage our team is tidying up a few things with the new features and fixing any high priority bugs that are reported.