MSDN Webcast: ADO.NET Data Services for the Web (Level 200)
The new wave of Web applications are built on technologies such as Asynchronous Java and XML (AJAX) and Microsoft Silverlight, which enable developers to build better, richer user experiences. These technologies bring a shift in how applications are organized, including a stronger separation of presentation from data. The goal of ADO.NET Data Services is to enable applications to expose data as a Representational State Transfer (REST)-based data service that can be consumed by Web clients within a corporate network and across the Internet. The data service is reachable over HTTP, and Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) are used to identify the various pieces of information available through the service.