Mike who owns the dev track at Remix has unfortunately lost a speaker and I have offered to help – and to my surprise he said yes. The slight challenge being that I am very light on Silverlight and whilst I was once quite heavily into ASP.NET (back in the 1.0 days) I haven’t done anything with ASP.NET 3.5. Hmmm…

After a bit of thought I came up with this idea. Sound useful?

Behind every great site there is great data!
Eric Nelson, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft UK

In this session we will look at the future of database access from ASP.NET applications using object relational mapping technology – specifically LINQ to Entities and the ADO.NET Entity Framework. The session will give an overview of LINQ to Entities and how it compares with other approaches to accessing databases. You will see how the Entity Framework can be used with existing ASP.NET controls using the new EntityDataSource as well as a brief look at how it can be used with the new ASP.NET Dynamic Data features.