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  • ADO.NET Blog

    LINQ - XElement and Entities

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    With LINQ we get a common data programming experience across multiple data sources. We can query in-memory collections, relational tables and XML. The other day I was looking at the various LINQ-XML examples and thought to myself that I would like to...
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    Object Services – Write less code

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    One of the main features of the Entity Framework revolves around Object Services. The main points of Object services are to write less code and allow programmers to program against objects to access the data that’s stored in a database or possibly anywhere...
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    RSS Feeds with ADO.NET Entity Framework and the ASP.NET RSS Toolkit

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    The ASP.NET team has released the RSS toolkit beta on sandbox.asp.net . This led me to want to tinker with exposing some RSS feeds using ADO.NET Entity Framework to retrieve the data. I pulled the toolkit and within 10 minutes had my first couple of feeds...
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    Mapping 101: Part 1

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    Now that you’re getting accustomed to the Entity Framework and Entity Data Model ( Entity Data Model 101: Part 1 and Entity Data Model 101: Part 2 ), we’ll now take a look at the Object Relational Mapping (ORM) characteristics of the Entity Framework...
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    Entity Client

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    With the next release of the .NET Framework, ADO.NET will introduce a new member of the family of data providers – EntityClient . The mission of EntityClient is to provide a gateway for entity-level queries . Through EntityClient one queries against a...
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    Nulls - LINQ to DataSets Part 3

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    In previous posts I have spent time talking about LINQ to DataSet, and how it can help you write better code, and how you can write some very interesting queries with DataSet. Today I am going to talk more about nulls, which is one of the areas in...
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    Entity Data Model 101 - Part 2

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    Entity Containers In part one of this article we looked at declarations of entity and association types in conceptual schema definition language (CSDL). Now we have to be specific about where instances of those types are stored, which we refer to as...
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    Type safety - LINQ to DataSets Part 2

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    Back in the first post of this LINQ to DataSet series, I spent some time talking about what LINQ to DataSet is, and how it can be used to supplement the existing query capabilities in terms of what kind of queries you can write. Today, I will talk about...
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    Entity Data Model 101: Part 1

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    Most developers are familiar with the Object/Relational Mapping (ORM) problem: databases use the abstraction of rows in tables, but application programs use the abstraction of classes and objects. Existing ORM frameworks tend to address this mismatch...
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    Querying DataSets – Introduction to LINQ to DataSet

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    Greetings fellow data junkies! My name is Erick Thompson, a PM at Microsoft who is working on driving ADO.NET forward to utilize the latest and best technology that we have coming down the pipe. In that context, I am excited to tell you about LINQ to...
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    Event: ADO.NET Provider Writer Tech Preview, February 6 - 8, 2007

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    What: The ADO.NET Provider Writer Tech Preview is an opportunity for ADO.NET provider writers to : - Gain an in-depth understanding of the features planned for the next major release of ADO.NET - Work with an early version of the upcoming community...
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    ADO.NET Orcas and Samples

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    I hope you guys enjoyed the August CTP of ADO.NET vNext. As we make progress on the Orcas release of Visual Studio, the various teams –including ourselves- are working hard at integrating everything in a single product, Visual Studio Orcas. For the ADO...
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    LOB Performance in SqlDataReader.

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    I've been answering a few questions here and there about performance for pulling LOB data out of a SqlDataReader and figured a discussion of what's going on behind the scenes may be useful. This analysis is based primarily on the number of copies and...
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    ADO.NET vNext: Entity Data Model (EDM) Designer Prototype

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    Folks, To aid brainstorming and to better understand typical developer scenarios, the ADO.NET team created an internal prototype of a designer to let developers model the ADO.NET vNext “Conceptual” layer. If you recall, Pablo Castro demoed this...
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    Entity Mapping in ADO.NET vNext

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    Hi folks, My name is Atul Adya and I am a software architect in the ADO.NET team. After working on persistent object stores, object caching, distributed file systems, and diagnostics in wireless networking, I have been spending time on a very important...
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    Friday Goodness

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    A little bonus for folks to play with over the long US weekend: XML Notepad is out! Congrats to Chris & Michael & friends.
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    ADO.NET vNext Provider Writer Event Summary

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    The ADO.NET team recently held an event for ADO.NET provider writers. Representatives from DataDirect, IBM, MySQL, SQLite and Sybase converged on Microsoft headquarters in Redmond to attend the three day event. The goal for the event was to help provider...
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    Queries in ADO.NET vNext

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    Hi folks, There’s been a lot of interest in the ADO.NET CTP that we posted a few days back, and lots of questions about the internal details. I wanted to briefly describe how we handle queries in the ADO.NET CTP – and hopefully address some of your...
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    Announcing: The ADO.NET vNext August CTP

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    A couple of months ago we committed to shipping a very early technology preview of the ADO.NET Entity Framework and the LINQ integration in ADO.NET, and we said we were "shooting for August". Well, here is it, with a whole 2 weeks to go before August...
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    ADO.NET 2.0 on-demand webcasts

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    ADO.NET 2.0 related on-demand webcasts I've fished out of the Microsoft Events database for you. They are fresh - most of these were recorded in 2006: Integrated Innovation: Using ADO.NET 2.0 with SQL Server 2005 (Level 300) ADO.NET and SQL Web...
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    ADO.NET Entity Framework on Channel 9

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    A few weeks ago we released a couple of whitepapers that discuss the future directions of the Microsoft Data Platform and in particular the specifics around the next version of ADO.NET and the ADO.NET Entity Framework. Recently the Channel 9 folks...
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    Attention all ADO.NET provider writers!

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    Microsoft is hosting an event for ADO.NET provider writers from July 31 - August 2. We’re looking for provider writers who want to get a head start on their vNext providers to come out to Redmond, WA. Bring your laptops. We’ll supply the caffeine!...
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    ADO.NET and SQL Server Everywhere

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    (this post was originally posted here ) Steve Lasker has posted a screencast / video over on Channel 9 providing an overview on the various ADO.NET programming options available for SQL Server Everywhere, including an updateable resultset (SqlCeResultSet...
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    What I Wish Developers Knew About 'x' in / for SQL Server 2005 (webcasts)

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    (this post was originally posted here ) Database Journal has a good list of some upcoming SQL Server related live webcasts scheduled for July (on MSDN and TechNet): Some that should be of interest for developers using ADO.NET: What I Wish...
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    ADO.NET vNext - feedback so far

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    (this post was originally posted here ) Since announcing our ADO.NET vNext plans at TechEd last week, the team has been on the lookout for your feedback on where we heading with the next release. This post is a round up of some of the ...
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