After much work, our team just released the July CTP of .NET RIA Services. We're releasing this CTP in step with the big Silverlight 3 release, as trumpeted on ScottGu's SL3 blog post here. As mentioned in Scott's post, "The new .NET RIA Services framework (which now has a go-live license) can be used to easily build multi-tier data applications that span the client and server." If you're interested in building rich multi-tier Silverlight applications you should check out the framework we're building. Some relevant links:
- Install the .NET RIA Services July CTP - From this link you can download the overview doc which describes the framework, as well as install the latest bits.
- .NET RIA Services project forum - an active forum where our current CTP users discuss issues
- .NET RIA Services samples - a place where our team uploads sample applications, and other types of samples for the framework
My intention going forward is to use this blog to explain framework features, discuss design points for new and existing features, as well as to share sample code.