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    This blog post delves into the latest updates in Entity Framework Core ORM (EF Core 8), emphasizing its new features and performance improvements. Key highlights include Complex Types for more expressive models, Unmapped Queries for running SQL without an ORM setup, Primitive Collections to store lists of primitives without extra tables, and support for `DateOnly` and `TimeOnly` types. EF Core 8 also enhances Bulk Updates & Deletes, offers advanced JSON Column capabilities, introduces Hierarchy IDs for efficient hierarchical data management, and implements Sentinel Values for better control over database defaults.