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  • Blog Post: Entity Framework Improvements in Visual Studio 2010 SP1

    The information in this post is out of date.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’s release of Visual Studio 2010 SP1 includes several performance and stability improvements for Entity Framework 4.0.  MSDN subscribers can download the service...
  • Blog Post: Oracle Releases Beta of Entity Framework Provider

    The information in this post is out of date.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. Oracle recently announced that they’ve released a Beta version of their provider which supports Entity Framework.  Features include LINQ to Entities, Model First development...
  • Blog Post: New Whitepaper: T4 Templates and the Entity Framework

      The information in this post is out of date.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.   Recently we published a new whitepaper to MSDN written by Scott Allen that explains what T4 is and how the Entity Framework uses it for code generation. ...
  • Blog Post: Self-Tracking Entities: Original Values and Update Customization

    I’ve been looking through the Entity Framework MSDN forums and one useful tip that I wanted to blog about was how to customize which original values are tracked so that you can optimize the service payload and to customize the number of things in the database UPDATE SQL. Self-tracking entities...
  • Blog Post: Devart Releases New Entity Framework Provider

      The information in this post is out of date.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.   Devart recently announced that they’ve released an updated version of their provider that works with Entity Framework 4.0.  New features include DDL generation...
  • Blog Post: Entity Framework Tutorials - ASP.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    The information in this post is out of date.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. See the Get Started page for information on using EF with other technologies, including ASP.NET. The ASP.NET team recently produced a great set of tutorials on creating web...
  • Blog Post: Managing Connections with SQL Azure and Entity Framework

    The information in this post is out of date.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 using EF with SQL Azure see http://msdn.com/data/jj556244 The Windows Server AppFabric Customer Advisory Team recently put together some great guidance on managing connections...
  • Blog Post: Writing an EF-enabled ADO.NET Provider - Part 2

      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. Part 2: Provider Manifest This article outlines how to write the provider manifest for our Entity Framework Provider. We will walk through the different components...
  • Blog Post: Writing an EF Enabled ADO.NET Provider

    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. Part 1: Provider Overview This article is the first in a series designed to teach developers the basic steps to write an Entity Framework Enabled ADO.NET provider. This article...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to SQL Azure using Entity Framework

    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 using EF with SQL Azure see http://msdn.com/data/jj556244 The Entity Framework provides a very powerful way to access data stored in the cloud, particularly in SQL Azure...
  • Blog Post: Updated FAQ for EF4

    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. Every week we see a ton of great questions posted on the EF Forums , the best of which we’ve noted and tried to cover in the new EF FAQ .  This site is based on the...
  • Blog Post: EF & OData @ SQL PASS and TechEd Europe!

    Next week there’s two exciting conferences happening – SQL PASS and TechEd Europe , and the EF and OData teams will be at both! Check out the session lineup below, and if you’re there please swing by the booth and say hello. SQL PASS Introduction to the Entity Framework ...
  • 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: Inheritance Mapping: A Walkthrough Guide for Beginners

    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 TPT Inheritance see http://msdn.com/data/jj618293 For TPH Inheritance see http://msdn.com/data/jj618292 Entity Framework’s Inheritance...
  • Blog Post: Progress Software Releases New Entity Framework Provider

    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. Progress Software just announced that they’ve released version 3.5 of their DataDirect Connect provider for ADO.NET Entity Framework. This release...
  • Blog Post: Data Access Guidance

    When considering how your application will connect to a data source, there’s a variety of technologies, patterns, and architectures to consider. Recently we published a “ Summary of Data Access Guidance ” on the MSDN Data Developer Center. If you want to drill deeper into the material...
  • Blog Post: EF Caching with Jarek Kowalski's Provider

    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. Jarek Kowalski built a great caching and tracing toolkit that makes it easy to add these two features onto the Entity Framework. His code sample plugs in as...
  • Blog Post: The EF Team Wants to Hear from You!

    Now that Entity Framework 4.0 has shipped , the team’s working hard to add more great features for the next release. As part of this process, it’s critical that we hear your feedback, as it helps us ensure that what we build actually meets your requirements in real-world scenarios. Today...
  • Blog Post: Performance Considerations when using TPT (Table per Type) Inheritance in the Entity Framework

    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 Performance Considerations see http://msdn.com/data/hh949853 The Entity Framework offers very rich inheritance mapping schemes for building...
  • Blog Post: Performance Impact of Server-side Generated GUIDs in EF

    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 Performance Considerations see http://msdn.com/data/hh949853 Background EF4 supports the use of server-generated GUIDs, which has been a popular request...
  • Blog Post: TechEd North America – Sessions Online Now!

    If you missed out on all the festivities at TechEd North America in New Orleans last week, be sure to check out www.msteched.com and catch the talks online. All week long there was a ton of excitement about the new features in Entity Framework 4.0 and WCF Data Services/OData and lots of great questions...
  • Blog Post: Remember to re-enable MARS in your SQL Azure based EF apps

    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 using EF with SQL Azure see http://msdn.com/data/jj556244 MARS (Multiple Active Result Sets) is a feature in SQL Server / ADO.NET that allows for multiple...
  • Blog Post: Testability in EF4

    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 a whitepaper (written by Scott Allen) on MSDN that demonstrates ways to write testable code with EF4. You can read the article here , and if...
  • Blog Post: Working with Sets of Self-Tracking Entities

    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. Self-tracking entities have several utility methods to do things like AcceptChanges and StartTracking which work over a single entity. However, there are cases...
  • Blog Post: EF4 Sample Provider for SQL Server now 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 are excited to share the latest revision of the Entity Framework sample provider for SQL Server. You can find in on Code Gallery here . All existing providers...
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