Entity Framework 6.1.2 RTM, recently released by Microsoft includes a new feature with which query cache parameters can be configured from the app/web.configuration file.
As a developer, you can also run a SQL script stored as a file or embedded resource using SqlFile and SqlResource methods on DbMigration.
The release contains high priority bug fixes and also includes few features based on the feedback and contributions from the community.
Entity Framework 6.1.2 runtime is available on NuGet. Moreover, you can download the tooling from the Microsoft Download Center. However, you need to install the tooling only if you want to create models using the EF Designer or generate a Code First model from an existing database.
The tooling is available for both Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2013. According to Rowan Miller, the tooling will also be included with Visual Studio 2015, which is currently in preview stage.
“In addition to working on the next major version of EF (Entity Framework 7), we are also working on another update to EF6. This update to EF6 is tentatively slated to be another patch release (EF6.1.3) and we are working a series of bug fixes and accepting pull requests,” mentions Rowan in his official blog post.
Microsoft has also thanked few users from the CodePlex community. They include BrandonDahler, ErikEJ, Honza Široký, martincostello and UnaiZorrilla.