Is there any way to specify Entity Framework to convert all DateTime in UTC (for azure database storage) ?
I would like that my model stay in local date time. I don't want to duplicate model datetime properties to have one in UTC (for EF) and another one in local (for my views, not mapped in EF).
Take a look at
DateTimeOffset introduced in .Net 4.5 - this stores timezone information as the
datetimeoffset SQL type (both SQL Server 2008+ and Azure Database Storage).
DateTimeOffset, you do not need to worry anywhere near as much about time zones, which should let you still work in local time for your model.