Getting Started (Entity Framework)
The ADO.NET Entity Framework supports data-centric applications and services, and provides a platform for programming against data that raises the level of abstraction from the logical relational level to the conceptual level. By enabling developers to work with data at a greater level of abstraction, the Entity Framework supports code that is independent of any particular data storage engine or relational schema. For more information, see Entity Framework Overview.
To quickly start using the latest version of the Entity Framework, see Get started with Entity Framework 6.