Published: 06 August 2009
Analyst(s): Joe Bugajski
.NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 contained three technologies that underpin Microsoft's data access vision and strategy. The product embodiments of those technologies ranged from brilliant, and alas, to broken (ADO.NET Entity Framework [EF]). Microsoft could capture data access market leadership if it fixes EF and executes to its original vision. In this overview, Senior Analyst Joe Bugajski defines data access strategy and applies it to the data access product program behind Microsoft's promotional material. There he finds an exceptional data access vision but a flawed strategy.
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