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Genome 4.2 SP8 supports VS2013 and .NET 4.5 - 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
With a few fixes and a small feature!  
Genome 4.2 SP6 supports VS2012 RTM - 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
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
With many fixes and small features!   read more...
Genome 4.2 released - Feb 10, 2010
Supports now Visual Studio 2010!   read more...
Updated roadmap - Dec 22, 2009
learn more about the upcoming Genome v4.2 release   read more...
Genome 4.1 released - Mar 31, 2009
Read more about what's new in this release.   read more...
New Product Video released - Jan 16, 2009
Get a quick overview of Genome v4.   read more...
 
         
     
  Genome and LINQ  
 
Why would I need Genome when LINQ is available now?

Genome uses LINQ as its primary query language and provides features on top of it in order to reap maximum benefit from LINQ.

But let us delve a little further into this because it is a common source of confusion: LINQ in itself is not an O/RM. LINQ represents a sort of lingua franca for expressing query logic – this is why it is a great bonus for Genome.

However, LINQ cannot translate and process queries; it merely allows query expressions to be built. Translating those into SQL code requires an O/RM tool. At minimum, the tool should translate LINQ query expressions into SQL code.

However, an O/RM can offer features that go far beyond this simple translation task. Genome for example offers advanced caching, update tracking, forward and reverse engineering, concurrency control features and much more. This is also where Genome’s advantage over LINQ2SQL, Microsoft’s basic O/RM tool for translating LINQ queries into SQL, becomes apparent.