Microsoft WCF RIA Services simplifies the traditional n-tier application pattern by bringing together the ASP.NET and Silverlight platforms. RIA Services provides a pattern to write application logic that runs on the mid-tier and controls access to data
for queries, changes, and custom operations. It also provides end-to-end support for common tasks such as data validation, authentication, and roles by integrating with Silverlight components on the client and ASP.NET on the mid-tier.
Join Pete, Jeff, Dinesh, and Deepesh for a fun talk about this awesome product.
[note, the audio is a little off around 2/3 through, but it clears back up, so stay tuned. I blame the low camera battery. ]
For more information on WCF RIA Services, be sure to visit the RIA Services page on Silverlight.net.