Microsoft's Data Access Roadmap
Michael Desmond, editor in chief of Redmond Developer News and
Desmond File blogger, is on vacation. Filling in for him today is Kathleen
Richards, RDN's senior editor.
Yesterday, Microsoft's Entity Framework program manager Tim Mallalieu announced
in his blog the beginnings of engineering work on ADO.NET Entity Framework
In the works are some key features that address some of the early backlash
related to the V1 betas, including support for persistence ignorance, n-tier
and test-driven development scenarios.
The Entity Framework V1 (still in beta) is part of Visual Studio 2008 Service
Pack 1 and .NET 3.5 SP1, which are also available in beta. The Entity Framework
has involved years of work and faced several road bumps along the way.
With .NET 3.5 ushering in LINQ, and VS 2008 SP1 and .NET 3.5 SP1 bringing ADO.NET
Entity Framework, ASP.NET Dynamic Data, ADO.NET Data Services (Astoria) and
even SQL Server 2008 tools into the equation, what strategies does your organization
have for adopting Microsoft's various data access technologies? Tell us what
you're looking at and what questions you need answered. Send me an e-mail at
Posted on 06/24/2008 at 1:15 PM