Microsoft released ADO.NET Entity Framework Beta 2 and the accompanying Entity Framework Tools CTP.

ADO.NET Entity Framework Beta 2 includes many improvements and some added features since the last release of the June CTP, including support for complex types, events to customize code generation, improved DataBinding usability, improvements to LINQ queries, and so on.

ADO.NET Entity Framework Tools Preview is the first release of the designer, having limited functionality and only supporting a subset of the ADO.NET Entity Framework. The tools works with Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 enabling developers to visually design model and mappings.

The Entity Framework Beta 2 and Entity Framework Tools Docs can be found here, and you can also find some samples for the Entity Framework Beta 2 here.

You can find out more about this on ADO.NET Team's blog.

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