Today we are pleased to announce the availability of EF6.1.1 Beta 1. This patch release includes a number of high priority bug fixes and some contributions from our community.

 

What’s in Beta 1?

You can see a list of the fixes/changes included in EF6.1.1 on our CodePlex site.

In particular, we’d like to call out the following two fixes to issues that a number of people have encountered:

 

Where do I get the beta?

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.

 

Support

This is a preview of changes that will be available in the final release of EF6.1.1 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.

 

Thank you to our contributors

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:

 

What’s next?

All the changes we plan to include in the final release of EF6.1.1 are included in this Beta. If additional high priority bugs are reported on the Beta we will consider fixing them prior to the final release. Depending on the bug reports we get, we may provide another preview before the final release.