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Ok, so I'm sitting in a session at DevTeach in Montreal right now... and someone mentioned to me that they didn't know of any Entity Framework Providers (outside of SQL) that had actually released yet... and I realized that I never got around to posting the links on my blog! The first Entity Framework providers were released at the beginning of September, ......

DevTeach aims offers TechEd like content and high calibre, TechEd speakers to Canadians, without traveling all the way to the US! Check out sessions across 8 different tracks (including a couple of really great sessions by myself and Carl Perry on the Entity Framework and ADO.NET Data Services). This year the conference will take place in Montreal from ......

We've waited a good long while, but RTM is finally here for both the ADO.NET Entity Framework as well as ADO.NET Data Services! Both are now available as part of the Visual Studio 2008 SP1 (tools and runtime) and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (for just the runtime without tools) releases that were announced this morning. You can check out more information ......

Taking a page from the Astoria team... We're opening up the EF :) Today really marked the beginning of our work on Entity Framework V2 and as part of that, we were able to extend the very successful transparent design process that we have been using for ADO.NET Data Services (Astoria) to the Entity Framework team. You can check out details of the process ......

The most recent versions of the ADO.NET Entity Framework Beta and ADO.NET Data Services Beta are now available! Both the Entity Framework and Data Services have now officially become part of the Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 releases beginning with the Beta released this morning. These will also be the final Beta prior to the RTM of ......

We all develop applications that in some way retrieve or manipulate data... and now there are so many different technologies to choose from! Looking for a good place to find information on Data Development? I've been working with this great to new site to help them get content... The site is just getting started... but I have to say they've made a pretty ......

What do these all have in common? On Wednesday, David Treadwell posted to the Windows Live blog, giving a sneak peek into what you can expect to hear more about next week Mix08. "At MIX we are enabling several new Live services with AtomPub endpoints which enable any HTTP-aware application to easily consume Atom feeds of photos and for unstructured ......

How great was the LA Launch kickoff event on Wednesday? It seemed to be a good time for those that got in. The sold out event began with Steve Ballmer's keynote at the Nokia Theater and continued through the day at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Most exciting for myself and the ADO.NET team, my Getting Started with the Entity Framework chalk talk ......

This morning Microsoft made a pretty big announcement, and another step in the right direction. We announced that we would implement 4 new interoperability principles across many of our products including Vista and the .NET Framework, that will impact product development, documentation , and community outreach. 1. Ensuring open connections 2. Promoting ......

With the recently announced AddOn Studio for World of Warcraft, an open-sources dev tool, developers building World of Warcraft add-ons can get the Visual Studio experience without requiring any version of Visual Studio to be installed or licensed. The developer environment makes use of the new free Visual Studio 2008 shell. Included in the VS2008 Shell, ......

It's Here!! The Entity Framework Beta 3 and Entity Framework Tools CTP 2 have released. Both of these releases now run on top of the Visual Studio 2008 RTM. For more info... including breaking changes, features, etc. check out the ADO.NET Team blog post ......

The first CTP of Microsoft's New SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP is now available. The PHP Driver will deliver an API designed-to-enable reliable, scalable integration with SQL Server for PHP applications deployed on the Windows platform. For more on the CTP and the new SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP, check out the team's new blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlphp ......

This morning at ZendCon, Bill Staples announced the upcoming availability of the first CTP of Microsoft's SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP. The PHP Driver will deliver an API designed-to-enable reliable, scalable integration with SQL Server for PHP applications deployed on the Windows platform. For more on the announcement, check out the http://blogs.msdn.com/data ......

A Beta 2 compatible version of Astoria is finally here! The Astoria team has just released a refresh of the Astoria Prototype CTP to work with Visual Studio Beta 2 and the Entity Framework Beta 2. The Astoria September 2007 CTP is available here. For more information, you can check out the announcement on the Astoria Team Blog ......

Today, the ADO.NET team announced the release of the long awaited Entity Framework Beta 2 and the NEW Entity Framework Tools CTP1. More information about both releases, and the features that have been included and/or improved for this release, is available on the ADO.NET Team Blog ......

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