ADO.Net Entity Framework will not ship with Visual Studio "Orcas"
According to ADO.Net Team announcement earlier today, the ADO.Net Entity Framework will not ship with Visual Studio "Orcas" at the end of this year, but as an update, during the first half of 2008.
For me, this is very bad news. I've been playing with ADO.Net Entity Framework for several month now, since the first CTP. I gave a talk a few months ago about it, and many people had expected it to be released in the next few months.
I definitely don't know all the arguments that led to this decision, but I hoped that the Entity Framework ships in 2 releases. The API first, and the designers afterwards. Well, guess not...