So, as per the announcement on this team blog post, there is now a library you can use from a Silverlight 1.1 Alpha project to access your data.
This is a great time to let us know what you think, in the post comments or in the forums. Is is too hard to use? Does it over-simply something that's important to you? Were you expecting something completely different?
There are more things that we'd like to do for this library, and you get to help us define the shape it will take. Speak up!
This post is part of the transparent design exercise in the Astoria Team. To understand how it works and how your feedback will be used please look at this post.