This course provides an introduction to using Entity Framework 5 with Visual Studio 2012. 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.