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  • ADO.NET Blog

    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      The information in this post is out of date.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      The information in this post is out of date.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      The information in this post is out of date.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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    EF 4.3 Beta 1 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. For Code First Migrations see http://msdn.com/data/jj591621   At the end of November we released Beta 1 of Code...
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    EF 4.3 Beta 1: 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 final preview of the Code...
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    EF 4.3 Beta 1: 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 final preview of the Code...
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    EF 4.3 Configuration File Settings

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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 Configuration File Settings see http://msdn.com/data/jj556606 We recently released Entity Framework 4.3 Beta 1 which...
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    SQL Azure Federations and 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. For using SQL Azure with EF see http://msdn.com/data/jj556244   The recent SQL Azure Q4 2011 Service Release...
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    Code First Migrations: Beta 1 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. For Code First Migrations see http://msdn.com/data/jj591621   At the end of September we released Alpha 3 of...
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    Code First Migrations: Beta 1 ‘No-Magic’ 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 fourth preview of our migrations...
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    Code First Migrations: Beta 1 ‘With-Magic’ Walkthrough (Automatic Migrations)

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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 fourth preview of our migrations...
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    Minimizing Connection Pool errors in SQL Azure

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    One of the most common errors observed when connecting to SQL Azure is – A transport-level error has occurred when sending the request to the server. (provider: TCP Provider, error: 0 - An established connection was aborted by the software in your...
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    EF 4.2 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.   We recently posted about our plans to rationalize how we name, distribute and talk about releases. We heard...
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    How We Talk about EF and its Future Versions

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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.   The EF team has been working to become more agile and get new features into your hands faster. Our first two...
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    Announcing Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux

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    Greetings Developer community: We heard yesterday and today at the PASS conference about the exciting new areas that we are investing in bringing the power of SQL Server to our customers. Many of our developers who rely on native connectivity to SQL...
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    EF 4.2 Release Candidate 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.   We recently posted about our plans to rationalize how we name, distribute and talk about releases. We heard...
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    EF 4.2 Code First 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 to a New Database see http://msdn.com/data/jj193542 For Code First to an Existing Database see http...
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    EF 4.2 Model & Database First 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 Model First see http://msdn.com/data/jj205424 For Database First see http://msdn.com/data/jj206878   This...
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