Microsoft Data Services, Entity Framework, and SQL Server Tools for Data Framework June 2011 CTP
Entity Framework runtime
- Properties on derived types
- OData Library
SQL Server Tools for Data Framework
- Enum data type
- Spatial data type
- Table-Valued Functions
- Auto-compiled LINQ queries
- Multiple Result Sets in stored procedures
- Several SQL generation improvements, especially around optimizing queries over models with table-per-type (TPT) inheritance.
- And more. See the Getting Started post and the feature walkthroughs linked from there.
- Creation of enums, spatial data types, and table-valued functions
- Multiple diagrams for each entity data model
- StoreGeneratedPattern for key columns will now propagate down to the
- Diagram information is now stored in a separate file
- Batch import stored procedures as function imports
- Selection driven highlighting and entity shape coloring
Supported Operating System
Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista
- Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista
- Microsoft .NET Framework 4
- Microsoft Visual Studio® 2010 SP1 or Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2010 SP1 Express Edition
- Microsoft Silverlight® 4 SDK and Microsoft Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2010 (both optional)
What you should know before installing this CTP:
We recommend that you install in this order:
- We recommend installing the Microsoft Entity Framework and SQL Server Tools for Data Framework June 2011 CTP in a non-production environment to avoid any risk associated with installing and uninstalling pre-release software. If the SQL Server Tools for Data Framework CTP is uninstalled, existing functionality installed with Visual Studio 2010 (such as the Entity Designer) will no longer be available.
For other key requirements, issues, and limitations, please see the Readme files for the June 2011 CTP releases of Entity Framework and SQL Server Tools for Data Framework and Data Services. Both are available from the downloads section of this page.
- Microsoft Entity Framework June 2011 CTP
- Microsoft Data Services June 2011 CTP
- Microsoft SQL Server Data Framework Tools June 2011 CTP