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.
Move beyond the conceptual overview of external data and business connectivity services with a practical implementation. See an external data source configured from scratch and examples of practical uses of the information within SharePoint, including external lists, external data columns, and search. Learn how a source database with millions of rows of data can be added to SharePoint and used easily. This session provides more than a basic overview, with high enough level to cover multiple scenarios of general use.