NYC Entity Framework Firestarter: September 27th, 2010



The Entity Framework is a set of technologies in ADO.NET that support the development of data-oriented software applications. First introduced in .NET 3.5 SP1 in 2008, the Entity Framework underwent significant changes in its second version, known as Entity Framework 4, released in Visual Studio 2010 earlier this year.  If you haven’t looked at EF before due to “V1 concerns”, now is the time to check it out. 

EFFirestarterNYC What better way to learn about the Entity Framework than from the east coast’s resident EF guru, Julie Lerman!  Join Julie, Rachel Appel, and Stephen Bohlen for a full-day learning event at the Entity Framework Firestarter in New York City!  They’ll spend the whole day bringing you up to speed on all you’ll need to know about the Entity Framework and how it can help with your application development.

Microsoft's NYC Offices - 1290 Ave Of The Americas, New York, NY 10104

Event Details

Date: Monday September 27th, 2010


Microsoft NYC Office
1290 Ave of The Americas, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10104


Event Agenda

Doors open at 8:00am. Sessions run from 8:30am – 6:00pm.  Lunch will be served.

Intro  by Julie Lerman  

Why EF exists, where it fits into ADO.NET and long term MS strategy, basics about how EF works and some simple first step demos in VS2010.

What’s new in EF4  by Julie Lerman and/or Steve Bohlen

Designer support, model first, stored procedure mappings, pass through sprocs. Lots of the other new stuff is in later talks.

RAD development with EF by Rachel Appel

Drag & Drop with WPF, EntityDataSource, ASP.NET Dynamic Data Sites.

Entity Framework POCO Support Basics by Julie Lerman

How to create snapshot POCOs and dynamic proxy POCOs, differences between their behavior, new T4 code generation, customizing T4 for more targeted POCO classes

Disconnected strategies (WCF/ASP.NET) by Julie Lerman

Leverage new methods for custom WCF/ASP.NET apps, Self-Tracking Entities, quick look at WCF Data Services/oData & WCF RIA Services

Writing Testable/Maintainable Apps with EF by Julie Lerman & Steve Bohlen

Build simple repositories, unit of work, unit tests, use them all in MVC app…


Stay for the closing remarks and raffle.


Registration will sell out quickly, so sign up right away to guarantee your spot at this free learning event!

[Update 9-27-2010:] We are recording this event and will make the videos available within a couple of weeks. Stay tuned for links to the recordings here on my blog!

[Update 11-1-2010:] The video recordings of this event are now available here!

Comments (4)

  1. Jim says:

    Peter, the 27th is Monday…

  2. Thanks!  I've updated my typo in the post. 🙂

  3. Noah says:

    Any updates on the videos?  Can't wait to see them!

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