Entity Framework is Microsoft's recommended data access technology for new applications in .NET. We'll explore how the current release of Entity Framework can be used to build applications. We'll also look at an early preview of EF7, a modern, lighter weight, and composable version of Entity Framework (EF) that can be used on a variety of platforms, including ASP.NET vNext, Windows Phone and Windows Store. This new version will also support targeting non-relational data stores.
Since its release in 2002, .NET has become one of the premier developer platforms for building applications for devices and services. In this video we'll go over the new .NET 4.5.1 which builds on that foundation and delivers a number of new innovations while maintaining a high compatibility bar for existing applications. We'll walk through new features that focus on Developer Productivity, Application Performance and Continuous Innovation. Examples will include diagnostics improvements, library enhancements and new features in Windows Store development.