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Genome Visual Studio 2019 Integration Update v1.0 release - Monday, September 16, 2019 - Monday, September 16, 2019
An updated version of the extension is available that is compatible with Visual Studio 2019. 

Genome Visual Studio 2017 Integration Update v1.0 release - Friday, April 07, 2017 - Friday, April 07, 2017
Starting with Visual Studio 2017 the Genome Visual Studio integration is distributed as separate Visual Studio Extension. The extension can be downloaded from the professional and express download sections. The v1.0 version includes support for Data Domain Schema projects (mapping project, mapping files). Support for Genome Messaging Extension (WOPii) will be included in the next version. 

Genome v4.2 SP10 released - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - Friday, February 17, 2017
Genome v4.2.11 provides fixes for the integration to Microsoft Visual Studio 2015. With the update DataDomain schema projects can be compiled to .NET 4.6.1 and .NET 4.6.2 as well. The service pack contains a few minor fixes in the Sqlite provider and in the runtime too. 

Genome v4.2 SP9 released - Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Genome v4.2.10 provides integration to Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 with the same functionality as for VS2013. Also with this update the DataDomain schema projects can be compiled to .NET 4.5.2 and .NET 4.6 too. The service pack adds support for PostgreSql database and contains a few minor fixes in the runtime too.  

Genome 4.2 SP8 supports VS2013 and .NET 4.5 - Thursday, October 24, 2013 - Thursday, October 24, 2013
Genome v4.2.9 provides integration to Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 with the same functionality as for VS2010 and VS2012. Also with this update the DataDomain schema projects can be compiled to .NET 4.5 and .NET 4.5.1 too. The service pack contains a few minor fixes in the runtime too.  

Genome 4.2 SP7 released - Wednesday, May 01, 2013 - Wednesday, May 01, 2013
With a few fixes and a small feature! 

Genome 4.2 SP6 supports VS2012 RTM - Friday, August 24, 2012 - Friday, August 24, 2012
Genome v4.2.7 provides integration to Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 RTM with the same functionality as for VS2010. This release contains only this tool enhancement and no change in the runtime. 

Genome 4.2 SP5 with VS2012 RC support - Friday, June 29, 2012 - Friday, June 29, 2012
Genome v4.2.6 provides integration to Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 RC with the same functionality as for VS2010. This release contains only this tool enhancement and no change in the runtime.

Important note: Visual Studio 2012 RC comes with a change in the MsBuild system, that causes the Genome builds fail (in VS2012 and also in VS2010) with the following error:
error MSB4185: The function "CurrentUICulture" on type "System.Globalization.CultureInfo" has not been enabled for execution.

This problem will be fixed my Microsoft in VS2012 RTM. In the meanwhile you have to set the environment variable “MSBUILDENABLEALLPROPERTYFUNCTIONS” to “1”. (You might need to restart Visual Studio).

Genome 4.2 SP2 (v4.2.3) released - Oct 29, 2010 - Friday, October 29, 2010
With many fixes and small features! read more ...

Genome 4.2 released - Feb 10, 2010 - Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Supports now Visual Studio 2010! read more ...

Updated roadmap - Dec 22, 2009 - Tuesday, December 22, 2009
learn more about the upcoming Genome v4.2 release read more ...

Genome 4.1 released - Mar 31, 2009 - Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Read more about what's new in this release. read more ...

New Product Video released - Jan 16, 2009 - Friday, January 16, 2009
Get a quick overview of Genome v4. read more ...

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TechTalk releases Genome Object-Relational Mapping for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005

TechTalk releases Genome 2.4 with Visual Studio 2005 integration

Vienna, Austria -- November 22, 2005 -- TechTalk today announced its release of the new object-relational mapping tool Genome 2.4, a leading object-relational mapping (O/R-M) solution for the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0. The new Genome 2.4 is fully integrated with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. It offers two additional Genome-specific project types for mapping a business layer to a database and to a Web service interface.

Developers building .NET Framework-based enterprise applications with Visual Studio 2005 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 face the mismatch between the object-orientated business model and the relational data model. Layered architectures address this mismatch in the data access tier, which takes up a significant proportion of development efforts when implemented manually. Apart from the purely entity-relational mapping aspect, it is quite hard to encapsulate data query logic formulated in SQL, degrading maintainability and flexibility of this layer.

Genome is an O/R-M tool that automatically provides persistence for .NET Framework classes in relational databases such as SQL Server 2005. It generates the data access layer from the class model and a relational schema mapping. Genome introduces object-oriented concepts and the ability to refactor down to the data access logic tier. Depending on the type of application, efforts for development can be reduced by up to 80 percent while increasing maintainability and flexibility of the code.

“Microsoft is pleased that Genome is providing this link in the tool chain for developers working with relational databases in a .NET Framework-based environment,” said Dino Chiesa, product manager of the .NET Developer Product Management Group at Microsoft Corp. “With the upcoming Language Integrated Query (LINQ) integration, Genome is also aligned with future innovations of the .NET Framework.”

“By using Genome in our e-government projects we reduce lines of code by 40 percent on average, thereby increasing productivity and maintainability significantly and lastingly,” said Christian Schieb, Solution Architect at Unisys Corp.

For more information about Genome, visit our website at http://genom-e.com, where a fully-functional free evaluation version is available for download. Licenses for commercial editions start at USD 399. TechTalk also grants free community licenses for non-commercial projects, subject to approval.

In a future release, Genome will provide designer support utilizing Visual Studio 2005 Domain Specific Languages to author mapping files. Genome’s Object Query Language will also support the LINQ technology preview for the .NET Framework 2.0.


TechTalk Software Support provides professional software development and architecture services based on .NET Framework-based applications, with current clients in the United States, Asia and Europe. Genome and its support services are available worldwide.

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