This preview includes the first release of our Productivity Improvement work along with updates to the Code First feature.
Code First changes include:
Please visit the Getting Started guide for details on how to get started with these features. Also visit the ADO.NET Team blog for updates and future announcements.
The hardware requirements are the same as those for .NET Framework 4.0 RTM
At minimum, installation of Microsoft Entity Framework Feature CTP 4 requires .NET Framework 4.0 RTM to be installed.
Regardless of installation method, use of the Microsoft Entity Framework Feature CTP 4 is subject to license terms that must be agreed to prior to use. The terms included in the Entity Framework Feature CTP 4 software can be viewed by installing the software through the standard installation process. You may also find these terms, at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=196696
In order to install Microsoft Entity Framework Feature CTP 4, simply run EF4FeatureCTP4.exe, after the prerequisites are installed
Microsoft Entity Framework Feature CTP 4 can be installed silently using the following command line for EF4FeatureCTP4.exe:
EF4FeatureCTP4.exe /quiet /msicl IACCEPTENTITYFRAMEWORKCTP4LICENSETERMS=1
Entity Framework Feature CTP 4 is a very early preview of the features included - as such, there are known limitations. Please keep this in mind as you use the features in Entity Framework Feature CTP 4. These limitations will be addressed in a future release of Entity Framework Feature CTP.