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  • Blog Post: Migrations Screencast Series

    We recently published a three part series on using Entity Framework Code First Migrations. The short series is designed to help you use migrations in the ‘real world’ where you often work in a development team and/or have to write applications that interact with existing database schemas. The screencasts...
  • Blog Post: EF6 Beta 1 Available

      The information in this post is out of date. EF6 RTM is now available . Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF.   Since releasing Alpha 3 a few months ago, we've been working hard to add the remaining new features to the EF6 runtime and get the...
  • Blog Post: EF5 Released

    We are very pleased to announce the release of Entity Framework 5. EF5 is available as the Entity Framework NuGet package and is also included in Visual Studio 2012 .   What’s New in EF5 EF 5 includes a number of new features and bug fixes to the EF4.3 release. Most of the new features are only...
  • Blog Post: Entity Framework and Open Source

    It’s been a busy year on the Entity Framework team. A little over a year ago our team released EF4.1 , which included the DbContext API and Code First support. Since then we’ve also delivered Code First Migrations . Our team is also in the final stages of wrapping up the EF5 release , which introduces...
  • Blog Post: EF5 Release Candidate Available on NuGet

      The information in this post is out of date.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.   A couple of months ago we released EF5 Beta 2. Since releasing Beta 2 we have made a number of changes to the code base, so we decided to publish a Release...
  • Blog Post: EF5 Sample Provider Published

    We have published a new version of the sample provider that supports features introduced in the Entity Framework 5. It can be downloaded from the MSDN Code Samples Gallery . This updated sample takes the sample provider code we released for Entity Framework 4 and demonstrates how to add support for spatial...
  • Blog Post: EF Power Tools Beta 2 Available

      The information in this post is out of date.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 EF Power Tools see http://msdn.com/data/jj593170   The Entity Framework Power Tools provide additional design-time tools in Visual Studio to help you develop...
  • Blog Post: EF5 Performance Considerations

    Over the past few weeks the EF team has been putting together a whitepaper that talks about the performance considerations developers should take when using Entity Framework. Performance is one critical aspect of developing modern applications, and this document will help developers make informed design...
  • Blog Post: EF5 Beta 2 Available on NuGet

      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.   A few weeks ago we released EF5 Beta 1, since then we’ve been working to improve quality and polish up the release. Today we are making EF5 Beta 2 available...
  • Blog Post: EF4.3.1 and EF5 Beta 1 Available on NuGet

      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.   Today we are pleased to announce the release of two new versions of the EntityFramework NuGet package. The 4.3.1 version includes some bug fixes for the 4.3...
  • Blog Post: EF 4.3 Released

      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.   Over the last six months we’ve released a series of previews of our Code First Migrations work. Today we are making the first fully supported go-live release...
  • Blog Post: EF 4.3 Code-Based Migrations Walkthrough

      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 Code First Migrations see http://msdn.com/data/jj591621   We have released the first go-live release of our Code First Migrations work as part of Entity Framework...
  • Blog Post: EF 4.3 Automatic Migrations Walkthrough

      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 Automatic Migrations see http://msdn.com/data/jj554735   We have released the first go-live release of our Code First Migrations work as part of Entity Framework...
  • Blog Post: EF 4.3 Beta 1 Released

      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 Code First Migrations see http://msdn.com/data/jj591621   At the end of November we released Beta 1 of Code First Migrations. At the time we released Code...
  • Blog Post: EF 4.3 Beta 1: Code-Based Migrations Walkthrough

      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 Code First Migrations see http://msdn.com/data/jj591621   We have released the final preview of the Code First Migrations work as part of Entity Framework...
  • Blog Post: EF 4.3 Beta 1: Automatic Migrations Walkthrough

      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 Automatic Migrations see http://msdn.com/data/jj554735   We have released the final preview of the Code First Migrations work as part of Entity Framework...
  • Blog Post: EF 4.3 Configuration File Settings

    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 Configuration File Settings see http://msdn.com/data/jj556606 We recently released Entity Framework 4.3 Beta 1 which includes the ability to configure more DbContext...
  • Blog Post: Code First Migrations: Beta 1 Released

      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 Code First Migrations see http://msdn.com/data/jj591621   At the end of September we released Alpha 3 of Code First Migrations. Based on Alpha 2 and Alpha...
  • Blog Post: Code First Migrations: Beta 1 ‘No-Magic’ Walkthrough

      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 Code First Migrations see http://msdn.com/data/jj591621   We have released the fourth preview of our migrations story for Code First development; Code First...
  • Blog Post: Code First Migrations: Beta 1 ‘With-Magic’ Walkthrough (Automatic Migrations)

      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 Automatic Migrations see http://msdn.com/data/jj554735   We have released the fourth preview of our migrations story for Code First development; Code First...
  • Blog Post: EF 4.2 Released

      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.   We recently posted about our plans to rationalize how we name, distribute and talk about releases. We heard a resounding ‘Yes’ from you so then we posted about...
  • 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 4.2 Release Candidate Available

      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.   We recently posted about our plans to rationalize how we name, distribute and talk about releases. We heard a resounding ‘Yes’ from you so then we posted about...
  • Blog Post: EF 4.2 Code First Walkthrough

      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 Code First to a New Database see http://msdn.com/data/jj193542 For Code First to an Existing Database see http://msdn.com/data/jj200620   This post will provide...
  • Blog Post: EF 4.2 Model & Database First Walkthrough

      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 Model First see http://msdn.com/data/jj205424 For Database First see http://msdn.com/data/jj206878   This post will provide an introduction to Model First...
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