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RTM Has Finally Arrived!!!
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 as well as the downloads at (keep checking back as I will continue updating content all week to reflect the releases) and ......

Posted On Monday, August 11, 2008 4:36 AM

Transparent Design for Entity Framework V2
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 and learn more about how you can get involved and provide feedback in Tim Mallalieu's initial post, and of course you can check out all the upcoming ......

Posted On Monday, June 23, 2008 2:11 PM

New Entity Framework Beta and ADO.NET Data Services Beta Now Available!
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 these two projects. For more information on these releases and on changes that have been since the last public releases, check out the ADO.NET Team and ......

Posted On Monday, May 12, 2008 5:56 AM
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 good first go. In talking with the site managers, they've started with just two basic topics, ADO.NET and XML, but plan to continue to add more ......

Posted On Thursday, March 6, 2008 7:03 AM

Entity Framework Beta 3 Released!

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.

Posted On Thursday, December 6, 2007 8:43 AM

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