For me, it means fundamentally ‘Code First approach’, which is actually the best approach for DDD (Domain Driven Design) architectural styles (for your Domain Entity Model). So now, it is ready for production developments!!.
Release to Web (RTW) of Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework 4.1 (EF 4.1). This is a fully supported, go-live release.
ADO.NET Entity Framework 4.1 introduces two new features:
ADO.NET Entity Framework 4.1 is available in a couple of places:
There are a number of resources to help you get started with EF 4.1:
This initial release only includes US English IntelliSense, exception messages and Visual Studio item templates. In approximately a month we will also be releasing a series of ‘Language Packs’ that will add localized versions of these resources to an existing EF 4.1 install. These language packs will be available for the same language set as Visual Studio 2010.
This release can be used in a live operating environment subject to the terms in the License Terms. The ADO.NET Entity Framework Forum can be used for questions relating to this release.