Code First Database Evolution (aka Migrations)

Back in July we released the latest preview of Code First and we’ve been receiving a lot of feedback that is helping us shape this feature. One of the top asks we are hearing is for a solution that will evolve the database schema as your object model changes over time, often referred to as migrations. 

Our team is looking at a few different options in this area and we really want to get your feedback on one of the options we are considering that takes a somewhat different approach to most existing migration solutions. 

We’ve put together a screen cast to walk you through a storyboard style mock-up we built that shows this solution being used to build and deploy an application. We really want your feedback to help us shape and evaluate this option, you can provide feedback using the comment functionality on this post. 

This is the first time our team has used a storyboard screencast to share proposed designs so we’d also love to hear your feedback on whether this is an effective way to share our ideas. 

ADO.NET Entity Framework Team


(HD option is available in lower right corner of player while the screencast is playing)