Entity Framework is Microsoft's Data Access platform for .NET development. This course will introduce you to the key concepts and behaviours of using the Entity Framework from designing models, writing data access code and integrating Entity Framework into your software solutions. If you have never used Entity Framework, start here with Visual Studio 2012 and Entity Framework 5. Developers with experience with earlier versions of EF can find useful information throughout about new designer features introduced in Visual Studio 2012 as well new modeling capabilities and API features provided in Entity Framework 5.
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.