Since may last post in February, as few things have happended in the world of Microsoft Data Acces Development:
Entity Framework Core 1.0 has been released at the end of May, including the providers for SQL Server Compact 4.0 and 3.5 (supplied by yours truly). I plan to blog in more detail about using EF Core with this new provider.
SQL Server 2016 was released, many highlights and improvements to the relational engiene, as highlighted in the “It just runs faster” blog series.
And SQL Server 2016 Developer Edition is now free (was 50 USD earlier)!