Since the release of the Entity Framework, we have received a number of requests for details and best practices from customers who are looking at migrating their LINQ to SQL based applications to the Entity Framework. In order to address this topic, we are beginning a new series of blogs posts that will look at various aspects of migration.
This first post in the series covers Eager Loading in LINQ to SQL, and the steps for migrating to equivalent constructs in the Entity Framework in .NET 3.5 SP1. Subsequent posts will cover Deferred Loading, LINQ specifics, concurrency, mapping, stored procedure support, and other topics. As we continue to approach the next release of the Entity Framework we will revisit how some of the new features aid in migration.