New Versions of dotConnect ADO.NET Providers with Support for SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services and Entity Framework Spatials!

July 18, 2013

Devart is glad to announce the release of the new versions of dotConnect for Oracle, dotConnect for MySQL, and dotConnect for PostgreSQL - enhanced database connectivity solutions, built over the ADO.NET architecture, that support Entity Framework and LinqConnect ORM solutions. New versions of dotConnect data providers offer you support for Entity Framework Spatials and SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services.

Entity Framework Spatials Support

We have significantly improved Entity Framework Spatials support in the new version of dotConnect for Oracle, and implemented spatials support in dotConnect for MySQL and dotConnect for PostgreSQL.

The providers now support NetTopologySuite spatial service, which offers the richest functionality and significantly extends the supported functionality of DbGeometry/DbGeography classes. NetTopologySuite types are used by the new version of geospatial mapping library SharpMap v1 RC3, which is now supported by our providers.

dotConnect providers now support a number of database-specific functions in Entity SQL and LINQ to Entities and provide better performance when reading EWKT representation of spatial data.

You can read more about new features of Entity Framework Spatials support in our Enhanced Entity Framework Spatials support for Oracle, MySQL and PostgreSQL blog article.

SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Support

New versions of dotConnect for Oracle, MySQL, and PostgreSQL now can be used in Reporting Services projects for the latest version of SQL Server. Now our users can benefit from Power View in Microsoft Excel 2013 and Power View in Microsoft SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010 integration, data alerts and other new SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services features. New build of dotConnect for SQLite also supports SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services now.

If you need another feature in our providers, visit our forum at UserVoice and vote for suggested features or suggest your own one.

If you wish to provide feedback on the new versions, you can do it in our forums or with contact form. There is also a feedback form in the support zone of every product. We are always glad to hear your comments and take into account your development needs.