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    EF Feature CTP4 Walkthrough: Productivity Improvements

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    The information in this post is out of date.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. Introduction We recently announced the release of Entity Framework Feature Community Technology Preview 4...
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    EF Feature CTP4 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    The information in this post is out of date.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’ve release an updated Entity Framework Feature Community Technology Preview (CTP) which is available...
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    Performance Impact of Server-side Generated GUIDs in EF

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    The information in this post is out of date.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 Performance Considerations see http://msdn.com/data/hh949853 Background EF4 supports the use of server...
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    TechEd North America – Sessions Online Now!

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    If you missed out on all the festivities at TechEd North America in New Orleans last week, be sure to check out www.msteched.com and catch the talks online. All week long there was a ton of excitement about the new features in Entity Framework 4.0 and...
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    Remember to re-enable MARS in your SQL Azure based EF apps

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    The information in this post is out of date.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 EF with SQL Azure see http://msdn.com/data/jj556244 MARS (Multiple Active Result Sets) is a feature...
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    Testability in EF4

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    The information in this post is out of date.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 a whitepaper (written by Scott Allen) on MSDN that demonstrates ways to write testable code...
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    Working with Sets of Self-Tracking Entities

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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. Self-tracking entities have several utility methods to do things like AcceptChanges and StartTracking which...
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    Microsoft SQL Server has a new connectivity portal page!

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    The Microsoft SQL Server team is working on a portal page that brings together common resources and community links for all data access providers to Microsoft SQL Server. We’d like your feedback on how useful you will find it and what else you’d...
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    Using Binary Serialization and ViewState with Self-Tracking Entities

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    A common question the Entity Framework team hears is how to store a set of self-tracking entities in ViewState for an ASP.NET application. There are a number of options for where to store state information in an ASP.NET and I’d recommend this article...
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    EF4 Sample Provider for SQL Server now 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 are excited to share the latest revision of the Entity Framework sample provider for SQL Server. You can...
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    Exception Handling in the .NET Framework Data Provider for ODBC, OLE DB, and for SQL Server

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    Developers using the .NET Framework Data Provider for ODBC, the .NET Framework Data Provider for OLE DB, or the NET Framework Data Provider for SQL Server often send feedback to Microsoft, asking for a complete list of the exceptions that a given method...
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    Self-Tracking Entities in Silverlight

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    In Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0, the Entity Framework team added a T4 template for generating self-tracking entities to provide an easier experience building N-tier applications that need to send entities with changes between tiers. Since we first...
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    ADO.NET Survey Results

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    A while ago, we, the core ADO.NET team, sent out a survey in order to gather your feedback about some suggestions and future ideas for our products. Now, it’s more than time to share the results with you. We had a total of 559 respondents, most from Europe...
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    Improvements to Generated SQL in .NET 4.0

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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. In a previous post ( http://blogs.msdn.com/adonet/archive/2009/08/05/improvements-to-the-generated-sql-in-net...
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    Return Type Shape Sensing for Stored Procedures

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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. Nihit Kaul, a Test Lead on the Entity Framework Designer team posted a great blog entry about type sensing for...
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    SqlClient Default Protocol Order

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    A while ago, someone came to me with a very interesting problem: basically, his .NET application was taking more than a minute to open a connection. After a quick look and some investigations, we found out that only Named Pipes was enabled on this individual...
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    Entity Framework and LINQ to SQL: Additional programming patterns in EF4

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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. In EF4 we shipped a ton of new features . One of the primary focuses for the team in the release was making...
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    Updated Data Model Designer Extension Starter Kit

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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 ADO.NET Entity Data Model Designer Extension Starter Kit has been updated to work with Visual Studio 2010...
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    Entity Framework POCO Template updated for Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate

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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 refresh of the POCO Template that is compatible with Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate is now available...
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    Entity Framework Feature CTP 3 Now 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. Today we are releasing Entity Framework Feature CTP 3 . This updated preview addresses compatibility with...
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    What’s new with Entity Framework in Visual Studio 2010 RC

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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 2010 and .NET Framework 4 RC was announced earlier this week on Soma’s blog . Included...
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    Vote for future Entity Framework and Data Services Features

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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. As we get closer to the launch of VS2010, we’re beginning to shift a bit of our focus to planning for...
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    Entity Designer Database Generation Power Pack

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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 "Entity Designer Database Generation Power Pack" is a downloadable addition to Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2...
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    The Entity Framework team is hiring!

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    Do you want to help define the future of the Entity Framework? We are actively looking for Software Developer Engineers in Test (SDE/T). With the successful release of Visual Studio 2010 and the team moving to the next release, we could use your help...
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    Announcing the Entity Framework POCO Template update for Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

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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. Note: The download links in Visual Studio Gallery have been disabled while we prepare to release a refresh of...
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