the August CTP release of the next release of ADO.NET, vNext, has been released. the announcement is here, on the ADO.NET Teams blog. and there is a lot of info here too:</p>


Next-Generation Data Access: Making the Conceptual Level Real – José Blakeley, David Campbell, Jim Gray, S. Muralidhar, Anil Nori

The ADO.NET Entity Framework Overview

 ADO.NET Tech Preview: Entity Data Model

Channel 9

Chatting about LINQ and ADO.NET Entities – Anders Hejlsberg and Sam Druker

ADO.NET Entity Framework on Channel 9 – Pablo Castro, Mike Pizzo and Britt Johnston


[ADO.NET vNext CTP – tools and screencast][7], Sanjay Nagamangalam

ADO.NET vNext screencast, Shyam Pather


ADO.NET Team Blog Data blog

Blog posts

Announcing: The ADO.NET vNext August CTP, by Pablo Castro

Incremental Improvement, Important Milestones, and Complementary Goals, by Britt Johnston

ADO.NET vNext: The Entity Framework, LINQ and more by Pablo Castro

Entities in Olympus and Channel 9… by Britt Johnston

Conceptual Schema by Britt Johnston

ADO.NET vNext – feedback so far, by Alex Barnett

LINQ and ADO.NET innovations, by Somasega

MSDN Forum

ADO.NET Technical Preview Forum