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  • Blog Post: EF7 Beta 6 Available

    Today we are making Entity Framework 7 Beta 6 available. EF7 will be the next major release of Entity Framework and it is currently in pre-release. Still very much a preview EF7 introduces some significant changes and improvements over EF6.x and therefore the pre-release phase of EF7 is much longer than...
  • Blog Post: EF6.1.3 RTM Available

    Today we are pleased to announce the availability of EF6.1.3. This patch release contains only high priority bug fixes.   What’s in EF6.1.3? EF6.1.3 just contain fixes to high priority issues that have been reported on the 6.1.2 release. The fixes include: Query: Regression in EF 6.1.2: OUTER APPLY...
  • Blog Post: EF6.1.3 Beta 1 Available

    Today we are making Beta 1 of the EF6.1.3 release available. This patch release contains only high priority bug fixes.   What are the 6.1.3 release timelines? At this stage we are planning for our next release to be the RTM. This may change if we get additional reports of high priority bugs that...
  • Blog Post: EF6.1.2 RTM Available

    Today we are pleased to announce the availability of EF6.1.2. This patch release includes a number of high priority bug fixes and some contributions from our community.   What’s in EF6.1.2? EF6.1.2 is mostly about bug fixes, you can see a list of the fixes included in EF6.1.2 on our CodePlex site...
  • Blog Post: EF7 - Priorities, Focus, and Initial Release

    We all know, you don’t get to write software in a vacuum. Aside from the technical task we are trying to achieve there are things such as dependencies, stakeholders, release dates, etc. that impact the order and priority of tasks we do. In this post we wanted to share the top factors influencing the...
  • Blog Post: EF6.1.2 Beta 2 Available

    Today we are making Beta 2 of the EF6.1.2 release available. This patch release contains bug fixes and some contributions from our community.   When will EF6.1.2 RTM? We were originally planning to go straight to RTM from Beta 1. However, we ended up taking a number of important bug fixes after...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2015 Preview and Entity Framework

    Today we are pleased to announce the availability of Visual Studio 2015 Preview. You can download it and read more about the release on the Visual Studio team blog . This post details the places that Entity Framework is included in Visual Studio 2015 Preview. Our team is concurrently working on two versions...
  • Blog Post: EF7 – v1 or v7?

    A while ago we blogged about EF7 targeting new platforms and new data stores . In that post we shared that our EF6.x code base wasn’t setup to achieve what we wanted to in EF7, and that EF7 would be a “lightweight and extensible version of EF”. That begs the question, is EF7 the...
  • Blog Post: EF7 - What Does “Code First Only” Really Mean

    A while back we blogged about our plans to make EF7 a lightweight and extensible version of EF that enables new platforms and new data stores. We also talked about our EF7 plans in the Entity Framework session at TechEd North America . Prior to EF7 there are two ways to store models, in the xml-based...
  • Blog Post: EF6.1.2 Beta 1 Available

    Today we are making Beta 1 of the EF6.1.2 release available. This patch release contains bug fixes and some contributions from our community.   What’s in Beta 1? EF6.1.2 is mostly about bug fixes, you can see a list of the fixes included in EF6.1.2 on our CodePlex site . We also accepted a couple...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio “14” CTP 3 and Entity Framework

    Today we’re providing a third CTP of the next version of Visual Studio, to gather your early feedback. For more information on this release, see Visual Studio “14” CTPs and the Visual Studio Blog . This post covers the places that Entity Framework is included in the release and some limitations to be...
  • Blog Post: VS2013 Update 3 and Entity Framework

    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...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio “14” CTP 2 and Entity Framework

    Today we’re providing a second CTP of the next version of Visual Studio, to gather your early feedback. For more information on this release, see Visual Studio “14” CTPs . This post covers the places that Entity Framework is included in the release and some limitations to be aware of when using it. The...
  • Blog Post: EF 6.1.1 RTM Available

    Today we are pleased to announce the availability of EF6.1.1. This patch release includes a number of high priority bug fixes and some contributions from our community. 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...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 14 CTP and Entity Framework

    Visual Studio 14 CTP was made available today, see the announcement post on the Visual Studio blog for more details. This post covers the places that Entity Framework is included in the release and some limitations to be aware of when using it.   Entity Framework Tools As with past versions of Visual...
  • Blog Post: EF 6.1.1 Beta 1 Available

    Today we are pleased to announce the availability of EF6.1.1 Beta 1. This patch release includes a number of high priority bug fixes and some contributions from our community.   What’s in Beta 1? You can see a list of the fixes/changes included in EF6.1.1 on our CodePlex site . In particular, we...
  • Blog Post: EF7 - New Platforms, New Data Stores

    At TechEd North America we were excited to announce our plans for EF7, and even demo some very early features. This post will cover the announcements we made during the session. You can also watch the recorded session from TechEd (the EF7 content starts at 46:40 ). When watching the demos please bear...
  • Blog Post: EF6.1.0 RTM Available

    Since the release of EF6 our team has been working on the EF6.1 release. This is our next release that includes new features.   What’s in EF6.1 EF6.1 adds the following new features: Tooling consolidation provides a consistent way to create a new EF model. This feature extends the ADO.NET Entity...
  • 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: Preview of Dynamic Data Provider and EntityDataSource Control for EF6

    This post was originally posted on the .NET Web Development and Tools Blog . We are pleased to announce an update to ASP.NET DynamicData and EntityDataSource control, so that they work with Entity Framework 6.   What’s in this preview DynamicData provider for Entity Framework 6 EntityDataSource...
  • Blog Post: EF 6.1.0 Beta 1 Available

    Since the release of EF6 our team has started working on the EF6.1 release. This is our next release that will include new features.   What’s in Beta 1? Entity Framework 6.1 is a minor update to Entity Framework 6 and includes a number of bug fixes and new features. The new features in this release...
  • Blog Post: EF 6.1 Alpha 1 Available

    Since the release of EF6 a couple of months ago our team has started working on the EF6.1 release. This is our next release that will include new features.   What’s in Alpha 1 It’s still early days in the 6.1 release, so there aren’t many new features to try out just yet. Most of our work so far...
  • Blog Post: EF6.0.2 RTM Available

    We recently shared our plans to produce a 6.0.2 patch release to address some performance issues (and other bugs) in the 6.0.0 and 6.0.1 releases. Today we are making the 6.0.2 release available.   Getting EF6.0.2 The runtime is available on NuGet . If you are using Code First then there is no need...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft.SqlServer.Types NuGet Package (Spatial on Azure)

    Any application that uses Entity Framework’s spatial data type support to target SQL Server requires the ‘CLR Types for SQL Server’ to be available on the machine the application runs on. This also applies to applications that use SQL Server spatial data types directly, without using Entity Framework...
  • Blog Post: EF6.0.2 Nightly Builds Available

    We recently blogged about our plans to publish a 6.0.2 patch release to address some issues in the 6.0.0 and 6.0.1 releases. The changes in this release will improve performance and fix some bugs introduced in the EF6 release.   Try out the nightly builds Because this patch will go straight to RTM...
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