Introduction to the Entity Framework 4.0
The ADO.NET Entity Framework provides you with the ability to create data applications by programming against a conceptual model rather than programming against a database schema. This means that instead of working with SQL statements, you can work with classes. You design your model and behind the scenes, the Entity Framework maps your classes to the appropriate table or tables in the database. In this session, you will see how to start using the Entity Framework. You'll see how to create a model, known as an entity data model. You'll then see how to retrieve and modify data in code, including how to use LINQ To Entities to query the data. By Robert Green
Robert Green is a Visual Studio expert and a featured instructor for several of our Visual Basic and Visual C# courses. He is currently a Technical Evangelist in the Developer Platform and Evangelism (DPE) group at Microsoft. He has also worked for Microsoft on the Developer Tools marketing team and as Community Lead on the Visual Basic team. Robert has several years of consulting experience focused on developer training and is a frequent speaker at technology conferences including TechEd, VSLive, VSConnections, and Advisor Live.