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  • Blog Post: How We Talk about EF and its Future Versions

      The information in this post is out of date. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF.   The EF team has been working to become more agile and get new features into your hands faster. Our first two releases shipped as part of the .NET Framework...
  • Blog Post: EF Code First Fluent API with VB.NET

      The information in this post is out of date. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF. For Fluent API with VB.NET see http://msdn.com/data/jj631642   Entity Framework Code First is a development methodology available beginning with the Entity Framework...
  • Blog Post: Generated SQL Improvements for TPT Queries (June CTP)

      The information in this post is out of date. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF.   Last year we wrote about some performance considerations when using TPT inheritance in the Entity Framework .  We are pleased to announce that with the...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Microsoft Entity Framework June 2011 CTP

      The information in this post is out of date. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF. If you have previously installed this preview, please follow the uninstall instructions detailed below . We are excited to announce the availability of the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Walkthrough: Spatial (June CTP)

      The information in this post is out of date. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF. For Spatial Support in Code First see http://msdn.com/data/hh859721 For Spatial Support in the EF Designer see http://msdn.com/data/jj250903   Spatial data is...
  • Blog Post: Walkthrough: Table-Valued Functions (June CTP)

      The information in this post is out of date. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF. For Table-Valued Functions see http://msdn.com/data/hh859577   Microsoft Entity Framework June 2011 CTP is bringing support for Table-Valued Functions. TVFs are...
  • Blog Post: Entity Framework and OData @PDC10!

    Both the Entity Framework and OData teams will be at PDC this week, with several great talks planned – and the best part is they’re being streamed live over the web! Code First Development with Entity Framework Thursday October 28 th , 2:00 – 3:00pm (PST) http://player.microsoftpdc...
  • Blog Post: SQL Connectivity Annual Survey

    Greetings to the SQL Server community : Last year in October 2009, we introduced the process of interacting on a regular basis with the developers and users in the form of surveys. During the last 12 months, we completed surveys that focused on the broad SQL Connectivity components, including ODBC...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SQL Server has a new connectivity portal page!

    The Microsoft SQL Server team is working on a portal page that brings together common resources and community links for all data access providers to Microsoft SQL Server. We’d like your feedback on how useful you will find it and what else you’d like to see included. Although, at this time...
  • Blog Post: Exception Handling in the .NET Framework Data Provider for ODBC, OLE DB, and for SQL Server

    Developers using the .NET Framework Data Provider for ODBC, the .NET Framework Data Provider for OLE DB, or the NET Framework Data Provider for SQL Server often send feedback to Microsoft, asking for a complete list of the exceptions that a given method can throw. Until such time as the documentation...
  • Blog Post: ADO.NET Survey Results

    A while ago, we, the core ADO.NET team, sent out a survey in order to gather your feedback about some suggestions and future ideas for our products. Now, it’s more than time to share the results with you. We had a total of 559 respondents, most from Europe and USA, representing mostly software manufacturers...
  • Blog Post: ADO.NET Entity Framework Update

    Microsoft is deepening its investment in the ADO.NET Entity Framework as a critical piece of Microsoft’s Data Platform vision. Based on the need to align with requirements from key internal partners that are building on the Entity Framework, along with the need for a better tool experience, we have decided...
  • Blog Post: Event: ADO.NET Provider Writer Tech Preview, February 6 - 8, 2007

    What: The ADO.NET Provider Writer Tech Preview is an opportunity for ADO.NET provider writers to : - Gain an in-depth understanding of the features planned for the next major release of ADO.NET - Work with an early version of the upcoming community tech preview bits - Review product plans...
  • Blog Post: ADO.NET Orcas and Samples

    I hope you guys enjoyed the August CTP of ADO.NET vNext. As we make progress on the Orcas release of Visual Studio, the various teams –including ourselves- are working hard at integrating everything in a single product, Visual Studio Orcas. For the ADO.NET Entity Framework this means that you won’t see...
  • Blog Post: ADO.NET vNext: Entity Data Model (EDM) Designer Prototype

    Folks, To aid brainstorming and to better understand typical developer scenarios, the ADO.NET team created an internal prototype of a designer to let developers model the ADO.NET vNext “Conceptual” layer. If you recall, Pablo Castro demoed this prototype in this Channel 9 video and shortly after...
  • Blog Post: Entity Mapping in ADO.NET vNext

    Hi folks, My name is Atul Adya and I am a software architect in the ADO.NET team. After working on persistent object stores, object caching, distributed file systems, and diagnostics in wireless networking, I have been spending time on a very important problem faced by programmers - reshaping/transformation...
  • Blog Post: ADO.NET vNext Provider Writer Event Summary

    The ADO.NET team recently held an event for ADO.NET provider writers. Representatives from DataDirect, IBM, MySQL, SQLite and Sybase converged on Microsoft headquarters in Redmond to attend the three day event. The goal for the event was to help provider writers understand how they can enhance their...
  • Blog Post: Queries in ADO.NET vNext

    Hi folks, There’s been a lot of interest in the ADO.NET CTP that we posted a few days back, and lots of questions about the internal details. I wanted to briefly describe how we handle queries in the ADO.NET CTP – and hopefully address some of your questions in this area. The Lay of the Land...
  • Blog Post: Announcing: The ADO.NET vNext August CTP

    A couple of months ago we committed to shipping a very early technology preview of the ADO.NET Entity Framework and the LINQ integration in ADO.NET, and we said we were "shooting for August". Well, here is it, with a whole 2 weeks to go before August ends :) As of right now the ADO.NET vNext August...
  • Blog Post: ADO.NET Entity Framework on Channel 9

    A few weeks ago we released a couple of whitepapers that discuss the future directions of the Microsoft Data Platform and in particular the specifics around the next version of ADO.NET and the ADO.NET Entity Framework. Recently the Channel 9 folks came by Building 35 (SQL Server building at Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Attention all ADO.NET provider writers!

    Microsoft is hosting an event for ADO.NET provider writers from July 31 - August 2. We’re looking for provider writers who want to get a head start on their vNext providers to come out to Redmond, WA. Bring your laptops. We’ll supply the caffeine! For more information, see the following post to...
  • Blog Post: ADO.NET vNext - feedback so far

    (this post was originally posted here ) Since announcing our ADO.NET vNext plans at TechEd last week, the team has been on the lookout for your feedback on where we heading with the next release. This post is a round up of some of the comments / feedback we've heard. It's certainly not...
  • Blog Post: ADO.NET vNext: The Entity Framework, LINQ and more

    (this post was originally posted here ) Once you are done with shipping large products such as SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 you’d expect to have a quiet time for a while, slow down a bit, that kind of stuff… Turns out that it wasn’t the case this time. Right after SQL Server 2005 and...
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