Today we are excited to announce the second preview release of EF Core 5.0. Improvements include support for C# attributes to specify a backing field, complete discriminator mapping, and performance improvements with SQLite.
Today we are excited to announce the first preview release of EF Core 5.0.
The previews of EF Core 5.0 require .NET Standard 2.1. This means:
EF Core 5.0 runs on .NET Core 3.1; it does not require .NET 5.
Announcing Entity Framework Core 3.1 and Entity Framework 6.4
We are excited to announce the general availability of EF Core 3.1 and EF 6.4 on nuget.org.
The final versions of .NET Core 3.1 and ASP.NET Core 3.1 are also available now.
We are extremely excited to announce the general availability of EF Core 3.0and EF 6.3 on nuget.org.
The final versions of .NET Core 3.0 and ASP.NET Core 3.0 are also available now.
How to get EF Core 3.0
EF Core 3.0 is distributed exclusively as a set of NuGet packages.
We previously said that preview 9 would be your last chance to test EF Core 3.0 and EF 6.3 before general availability. But it turns out that we made enough improvements to our libraries and across the whole of .NET Core 3.0 to justify publishing a release candidate build.
Preview 9 your last chance to try Entity Framework Core 3.0 and Entity Framework 6.3 before we release the final versions later this month. Get a head start on everything that is new and please give us your feedback.
The Preview 8 versions of the EF Core 3.0 package and the EF 6.3 package are now available for download from nuget.org.
New previews of .NET Core 3.0 and ASP.NET Core 3.0 are also available today.
Please install these previews to validate that all the functionality required by your applications is available and works correctly.
New previews of the next versions of EF Core and EF 6 are now available on NuGet.Org.
What is new in EF Core 3.0 Preview 6
In recent months, a lot of our efforts have been focused on a new LINQ implementation for EF Core 3.0.
The first preview of the EF 6.3 runtime is now available in NuGet.
Note that the package is versioned as 6.3.0-preview5. We plan to continue releasing previews of EF 6.3 every month in alignment with the .NET Core 3.0 previews, until we ship the final version.
Today, we are making the fourth preview of Entity Framework Core 3.0 available on NuGet, alongside .NET Core 3.0 Preview 4 and ASP.NET Core 3.0 Preview 4. We encourage you to install this preview to test the new functionality and assess the impact of the included breaking changes.