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  • 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    The information in this post is out of date.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: 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      The information in this post is out of date.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: 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      The information in this post is out of date.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    The information in this post is out of date.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: 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    The information in this post is out of date.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: 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: 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: 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: 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...
  • 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: New features in Entity Framework impacting providers

    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. Providers for Entity Framework 3.5 will work unmodified against Entity Framework 4.0. Also, most of the features and improvements introduced in Entity Framework...
  • Blog Post: Entity Framework Provider for Synergy DBMS

    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. It is my pleasure to announce that Synergex has released their Synergy/DE Data Provider for .NET with support for the Entity Framework. The Synergy/DE Data...
  • Blog Post: ADO.NET Entity Framework Provider for Firebird RTM 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. Firebird recently announced the RTM of FirebirdClient 2.5. This new release now provides full support for the Entity Framework. To learn more about FirebirdClient...
  • Blog Post: Entity Framework-Enabled Providers Lists

    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. I love posting announcements to the blog to let people know about the latest and greatest information about Entity Framework-enabled ADO.NET providers. Blogs...
  • Blog Post: OpenLink Releases Their Virtuoso ADO.NET 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. It is my pleasure to announce that OpenLink Software has released their Virtuoso ADO.NET Entity Framework provider - an ADO.NET 3.5 data provider compatible...
  • Blog Post: Beta of Firebird ADO.NET Provider with Entity Framework Support 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. I'm pleased to announce that a beta of the Firebird ADO.NET provider with Entity Framework support is now available. Congratulations to Jiří Činčura...
  • Blog Post: IBM's ADO.NET Provider Supports 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. Time for another update on Entity Framework-enabled ADO.NET providers. It is my pleasure to announce that IBM has added Entity Framework support to their ADO...
  • Blog Post: Sybase's SQL Anywhere ADO.NET Provider Supports the ADO.NET Entity Framework!

    Another Entity Framework-enabled ADO.NET providers post! Woohoo! It is my pleasure to announce that as part of the release of SQL Anywhere 11, Sybase iAnywhere has added Entity Framework support to their ADO.NET provider . For more information on the SQL Anywhere 11 release, please see the following...
  • Blog Post: Npgsql's ADO.NET Provider for PostgreSQL Supports the ADO.NET Entity Framework!

    I always enjoy making announcements regarding external providers releasing their Entity Framework-enabled ADO.NET providers. It is my pleasure to announce that Npgsql has released a version 2.0 of their ADO.NET provider for PostgreSQL , which includes support for the Entity Framework. For more...
  • Blog Post: Devart's New Providers Support the ADO.NET Entity Framework!

    It is my pleasure to announce the first (to the best of my knowledge) external providers to support the ADO.NET Entity Framework! Devart (formerly Core Lab) has released a new version of their ADO.NET providers, which includes support for the Entity Framework. For more information, see the following...
  • Blog Post: New sample provider demonstrates Oracle connectivity

    As noted on Jaroslaw Kowalski's blog , we have released a new flavor of the ADO.NET Entity Framework sample provider. You can access the Oracle flavor of the sample provider on the Code Gallery site here . The new sample wraps System.Data.OracleClient instead of System.Data.SqlClient, demonstrating...
  • Blog Post: Entity Framework Provider Updates

    Greetings from TechEd! We've updated the ADO.NET Entity Framework Sample Provider for .NET 3.5 SP1 Beta and posted it at the MSDN Code Gallery site. You can download the sample provider here: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/EFSampleProvider Yesterday we held a chalk talk session with many...
  • Blog Post: Recent ADO.NET Entity Framework provider news - Demos and downloads

    Here are a few quick announcements about ADO.NET providers supporting the Entity Framework. Enjoy! Core Lab (Connectivity to Multiple Data Stores) Core Lab was the first ADO.NET provider writer to support Beta 3 of the Entity Framework. Their provider includes connectivity to Oracle, MySQL,...
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