The latest EF tutorial that goes through how to use EF 6 with MVC 5 seems to lean towards using asych calls to the database like:
Department department = await db.Departments.FindAsync(id);
Is this the new standard/best practice?
I'm not sure what the benefit is for this style of development with ASP.NET MVC.
Can someone comment on this pattern, is this the new standard that MS is promoting?