Does anyone have further information on when the first release of ODP.Net Managed Driver will be available? We are currently evaluating the beta version released in September 2012 for strategic use within our department; it looks ideal for our purposes though we want to be sure that there will be regular releases as per current ODP.Net, to support new Entity Framework features etc... long-term.
Tridus is correct. The upcoming DB server release will be the first with the ODP.NET, Managed Driver. Unfortunately, I can't provide you a date of when, but there will be significant Oracle marketing around this release, which will make it hard to miss.