I missed this.  In June, Oracle delivered a new beta of its .NET Developer tools. Some highlights:

  • VS2005 integration
    • Server Explorer, Data Sources Window, the Dataset Designer, and more
    • integration with Query Designer
    • support for creating and modifying User Defined Types (UDTs)
  • ODP.NET
    • smaller install
    • support for UDTs 
    • smarter connection pooling in authenticated connections
    • new perfmon counters
  • Oracle providers for ASP.NET, including Membership, Role, Session State, profiles, more.

Cool!

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