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.
Version 6 of the Entity Framework (EF), .NET’s data access and object-relational layer, is included with Visual Studio 2013. Features such as async query/save, connection resiliency, command interception/logging, custom Code First conventions, code-based configuration and Code First stored procedure mapping make EF6 a significant upgrade. Watch this video to see new EF features in action.