Entity Framework 4.1 brought us Code First and the DbContext. The DbContext has built in data layer validation features. In this course, you'll learn the basics of those features, then move on to learning how to customize the validation behavior. In the final module you'll see how to integrate this data layer validation with ASP.NET MVC (which provides client and server side validation) and WCF Data Services (which needs to be tweaked in order to expose validation errors.)
Julie Lerman is a Microsoft MVP, .NET mentor and consultant who lives in the hills of Vermont. You can find Julie presenting on data access and other Microsoft .NET topics at user groups and conferences around the world. Julie is the author of the highly acclaimed "Programming Entity Framework (with a second edition coming soon) and authors the MSDN Magazine Data Points column.