Microsoft Updates Data Framework
The software vendor rolls out the beta 3 of its ADO.Net Entity Framework for developers.Microsoft is releasing the beta 3 of its ADO.Net Entity Framework, along with a preview of ASP.Net 3.5 Extensions. The ADO.Net Entity Framework is designed to make it easier for developers to build data-centric applications and services regardless of the underlying data source. Microsoft announced beta 3 of the technology Dec. 6.
Microsoft decided to cut the ADO.Net Entity Framework out of its Visual Studio 2008 release, which the company released to manufacturing in November. Microsoft recently announced that the entity framework would not make the cut and would not be available until the first half of 2008, as part of an update to Visual Studio 2008, formerly codenamed "Orcas." The entity framework also is expected to be part of SQL Server 2008, which is due to RTM in the second quarter of 2008.