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    SQL Database Connectivity and the Idempotency Issue

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    Applications connecting to SQL Server sometimes experience connections breaks due back-end failures. In general, they tend to be uncommon in LAN environment and more frequent in WAN topologies, when connectivity tends to be challenged by geographically...
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    EF6 Alpha 3 Available on NuGet

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      The information in this post is out of date. EF6 RTM is now available . Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF.   A couple of months back we released EF6 Alpha 2, since then we've been adding new...
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    EF Power Tools Beta 3 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      The information in this post is out of date.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. For EF Power Tools see http://msdn.com/data/jj593170 The Entity Framework Power Tools provide additional design-time...
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    Entity Framework Links #3

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    This is the third post in a regular series to recap interesting articles, posts and other happenings in the EF world. In December our team announced the availability of EF6 Alpha 2 . Scott Guthrie also posted about this release . The announcement post...
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    EF6 Alpha 2 Available on NuGet

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      The information in this post is out of date. EF6 RTM is now available . Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF.   Around a month ago we released the first alpha of EF6. Today we are pleased to...
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    EF Fixes in Visual Studio 2012 Update 1

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    Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 is now available for download . This update includes three bug fixes for the Entity Framework Designer for Visual Studio 2012. Nesting an .edmx file under a project folder would stop the code from being automatically...
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    Entity Framework Links #2

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    This is the second post in a regular series to recap interesting articles, posts and other happenings in the EF world. The EF Team is now on Twitter and Facebook , follow us to stay updated on a daily basis. Our team recently announced the release...
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    EF6 Alpha 1 Available on NuGet

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      The information in this post is out of date. EF6 RTM is now available . Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF.   EF6 Alpha 1 Available on NuGet A couple of months ago we released the RTM of EF5...
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    Entity Framework Links #1

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    The EF team is starting a regular series to recap interesting articles, posts and other happenings in the EF world. Here is the first one…   EF5 Our team recently announced the release of EF5 . As part of the release we also updated the EF MSDN site...
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    EF Nightly Builds Available

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    A couple of months ago we announced that we are developing EF in an open source code base . As part of our ongoing effort to make it easier to get involved in the next version of EF and provide feedback we are now making nightly builds of the open source...
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    EF5 Released

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    We are very pleased to announce the release of Entity Framework 5. EF5 is available as the Entity Framework NuGet package and is also included in Visual Studio 2012 .   What’s New in EF5 EF 5 includes a number of new features and bug fixes to the...
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    Entity Framework and Open Source

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    It’s been a busy year on the Entity Framework team. A little over a year ago our team released EF4.1 , which included the DbContext API and Code First support. Since then we’ve also delivered Code First Migrations . Our team is also in the final stages...
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    Using SqlDataReader’s new async methods in .Net 4.5, Part 2: Examples

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    In the previous post about the new column-level asynchronous methods added to SqlDataReader (and DbDataReader ) we covered two new SqlDataReader methods ( IsDBNullAsync and GetFieldValueAsync<T> ), how data is read from the network by the data reader...
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    EF5 Release Candidate Available on NuGet

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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.   A couple of months ago we released EF5 Beta 2. Since releasing Beta 2 we have made a number of changes to...
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    EF5 Sample Provider Published

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    We have published a new version of the sample provider that supports features introduced in the Entity Framework 5. It can be downloaded from the MSDN Code Samples Gallery . This updated sample takes the sample provider code we released for Entity Framework...
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    Using SqlDataReader’s new async methods in .Net 4.5

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    With .Net 4.5, ADO.NET introduced two asynchronous methods to the SqlDataReader class: ReadAsync and NextResultAsync . These two methods allow you to move to the next row or result set asynchronously and represent a much more fine-grained level of asynchronous...
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    EF Power Tools Beta 2 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. For EF Power Tools see http://msdn.com/data/jj593170   The Entity Framework Power Tools provide additional design...
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    EF5 Performance Considerations

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    Over the past few weeks the EF team has been putting together a whitepaper that talks about the performance considerations developers should take when using Entity Framework. Performance is one critical aspect of developing modern applications, and this...
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    EF5 Beta 2 Available on NuGet

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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.   A few weeks ago we released EF5 Beta 1, since then we’ve been working to improve quality and polish up the...
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    Safer passwords with SqlCredential

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    Introduction Many users of SqlClient with SQL Server Authentication have expressed interest in setting credentials outside of the connection string to mitigate the memory dump vulnerability of keeping the User Name and Password in the connection string...
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    EF4.3.1 and EF5 Beta 1 Available on NuGet

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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.   Today we are pleased to announce the release of two new versions of the EntityFramework NuGet package. The...
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    Sneak Preview: Entity Framework 5.0 Performance Improvements

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    An O/RM, like any layer of abstraction, introduces overhead to data access. In EF 5.0 we have taken steps to reduce this overhead and improve performance. As a result in one of our tests, repeat execution time of the same LINQ query has been reduced by...
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    EF 4.3 Released

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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.   Over the last six months we’ve released a series of previews of our Code First Migrations work. Today we are...
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    EF 4.3 Code-Based Migrations Walkthrough

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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. For Code First Migrations see http://msdn.com/data/jj591621   We have released the first go-live release of...
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    EF 4.3 Automatic Migrations Walkthrough

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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. For Automatic Migrations see http://msdn.com/data/jj554735   We have released the first go-live release of our...
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