Monthly Archives: January 2011

How to Find the Version of SQL Server that is Running?

My colleague Jason has posted a great entry (with a video) on how to determine what version(s?) of SQL Server you have running, at Find your Installed SQL Server Versions and Instances. What’s especially nice about the posting is that it … Continue reading

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Updated Version of “What is Entity Framework”?

I’ve received feedback that lets me correct a few errors in my original draft that I posted (https://ricksaling.wordpress.com/2011/01/14/entity-framework-code-first-release/). I’ve incorporated most of the feedback, so here’s the result. This topic is designed to answer two questions: What is Entity Framework, … Continue reading

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Entity Framework FAQs Web Page

There is a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) web page for Entity Framework that has a lot of great information, at http://www.ef-faq.org . It’s a good place to go when you are first getting started with Entity Framework, since the questions you … Continue reading

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Entity Framework (Code-First Release)

This is a preview of the top-level MSDN topic for the new “Code-First” release of Entity Framework. The goal of this topic is to give a very high-level overview of Entity Framework, and to mention briefly what’s new (there is … Continue reading

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Entity Framework Getting Started Videos

Videos are a great way to get started with a new technology! If done well, you can just sit back and watch things happen. Many people rate videos as one of their favorite ways to learn things. Personally, I like … Continue reading

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