Today we are releasing Visual Studio 2013 Update 3. You can read the release announcements by Soma and Brian Harry. This update includes the Entity Framework 6.1.1 (EF6.1.1) runtime and tooling.

EF6.1.1 was previously released out-of-band about 6 weeks ago, so you may have already installed the update to Entity Framework. If not, it will be automatically installed when you install Visual Studio 2013 Update 3.


How do I get Update 3?

You can download Visual Studio 2013 Update 3.

Note that installing the update will not affect the version of the Entity Framework runtime included in existing projects. We recommend using NuGet to update to the latest version of the runtime. For detailed information on how to upgrade, see Updating a Package in the NuGet documentation.

PM> Update-Package EntityFramework


What’s in EF6.1.1?

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: