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  • ADO.NET Blog

    EDMGen2 – Now with Reverse Engineering options

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    The information in this post is out of date.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. Visual Studio 2008 and .Net 3.5 SP1 come with two tools that are capable of supporting a database-first application...
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    Entity Framework-Enabled Providers Lists

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    The information in this post is out of date.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...
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    OpenLink Releases Their Virtuoso ADO.NET Entity Framework Provider

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    The information in this post is out of date.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...
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    Beta of Firebird ADO.NET Provider with Entity Framework Support Available

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    The information in this post is out of date.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...
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    New Entity Framework Documentation Topics

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    The information in this post is out of date.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 have recently added new topics to the Entity Framework documentation. The new topics address frequently asked...
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    IBM's ADO.NET Provider Supports the Entity Framework!

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    The information in this post is out of date.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...
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    “Table Splitting”: Mapping multiple entity types to the same table.

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    Imagine that you have a table called “Products” which contains a number of columns holding a large amount of data. For example, images of the product from above, front, and side. For most operations against instances of Products, you do not wish to pull...
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    Migrating from LINQ to SQL to the Entity Framework: Stored Procedures for data retrieval

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    LINQ to SQL supports a wide range of scenarios that involve stored procedure mapping and usage. This also happens to be an area where there is a considerable gap between the features offered by LINQ to SQL and the Entity Framework. In this post, we will...
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    Working With Large Models In Entity Framework – Part 2

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    In my last post I talked about some of the issues you typically face when using a large Entity model in your application. I have also described a few things that you can use to mitigate some of these problems. In this post I will walk through a couple...
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    Working With Large Models In Entity Framework – Part 1

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    We have seen quite a few requests coming in from various folks asking for some guidance on best practices around working with large entity models in an Entity Framework application. The following post tries to describe the typical issues you would face...
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    Clarifying the message on L2S Futures.

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    There has been a variety of responses to the post on L2S futures in the last couple of days. Let me start by saying sorry for the radio silence since the post but, as Elisa mentioned,  we posted it while at PDC and were focusing on the interactions...
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    Update on LINQ to SQL and LINQ to Entities Roadmap

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    Since the release of LINQ to SQL and the Entity Framework, many questions have been raised about the future plans for the technologies and how they will relate to each other long term. During this week of PDC we are now at a point, with the announcement...
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    Sybase's SQL Anywhere ADO.NET Provider Supports the ADO.NET Entity Framework!

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    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...
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    Migrating from LINQ to SQL to Entity Framework: Deferred Loading

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    Last week, we covered Eager Loading and how to migrate LINQ to SQL based code that took advantage of Eager Loading. This week, we discuss Deferred Loading. Generally speaking, queries only retrieve the objects you request, and not their related objects...
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    Npgsql's ADO.NET Provider for PostgreSQL Supports the ADO.NET Entity Framework!

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    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...
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    Migrating from LINQ to SQL to Entity Framework: Eager Loading

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    Since the release of the Entity Framework, we have received a number of requests for details and best practices from customers who are looking at migrating their LINQ to SQL based applications to the Entity Framework.  In order to address this topic...
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    PDC 2008 - Los Angeles, CA - Oct. 27-30

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    Microsoft's premier developer event, the Professional Developer Conference, is almost here. PDC 2008 will feature more than 160 sessions covering a wide range of topics including a number of great sessions from the ADO.NET Team, such as: Developing...
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    SQLite's ADO.NET Provider Supports the ADO.NET Entity Framework!

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    I spoke too soon, or actually a little too late. Robert Simpson at Phoenix Software Solutions politely reminded me that their SQLite ADO.NET provider also supports the ADO.NET Entity Framework. For more information, see the Phoenix Software site at: ...
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    Devart's New Providers Support the ADO.NET Entity Framework!

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    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...
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    Introducing Table-Valued Parameters - Part 1

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    Hey everyone! I am Himanshu. I am a program manager in the ADO.Net team. Today I am going to talk about Table-Valued parameters that are new in SQL Server 2008. About 4 years back I was writing an application which involved adding metadata about my music...
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    Entity Framework RTM Breaking Changes

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    There were a number of changes to the Entity Framework and the designer between Visual Studio 2008 SP1/ .NET Framework 3.5 Beta and RTM that will require updates to existing source code. These breaking changes are listed below, including the mitigation...
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    Updated Entity Framework Samples for RTM

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    We have just updated a number of Entity Framework samples, including two sample providers, to work with the .NET Framework 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1 released today. Most updates were cosmetic, but there are some major changes too. EFQuerySamples...
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    What's new in the VS 2008 SP1?

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    Visual Studio 2008 SP1 introduces significant new functionality as ADO.NET expands and evolves to change the way that we program against data. Between the Visual Studio 200 SP1 beta and RTM , there are a number of fixes and even a few new things to be...
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    Third Party Provider Support for the Entity Framework RTM

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    Today we announced the release of the ADO.NET Entity Framework and ADO.NET Data Services in the Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. With this release, many database providers have pledged support for the Entity Framework. To date, 12...
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    RTM is Finally Here!

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    The Entity Framework and the Entity Designer have Released! Today marks the official RTM of Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, and we are thrilled to announce the official RTM of the ADO.NET Entity Framework, the ADO.NET Entity Designer...
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