This section contains the solutions to the thought experiments and answers to the lesson review questions in this chapter.
If you continue to build using ADO.NET, meeting application requirements will be increasingly difficult. It would provide consistency, but any functionality that needs to be exposed to the outside world will take more and more effort (arguably wasted effort to accomplish).
In and of itself, the EF doesn’t get you closer to the goal, but it would enable easier interoperability with WCF Data Services, for instance. It would set the groundwork for moving to OData.
Moving legacy applications to WCF Data Services would not be trivial. They are already built and tested. However, moving them ...