Thanks for attending my event in Portland, OR. Posted below is a neatly compiled set of resources! (Thanks Lynn!). Please let me know if you require any more information.
Webcast – Daniel Moth – language features on Channel9 – basics of how .NET language supports language-integrating query
ScottGu’s Blog Series on ASP.NET and LINQ – multipart series on how to implement LINQ in ASP.NET, make sure to read the comments and Scott’s answers
ScottGu’s T-SQL visualizer – download and use it
101 LINQ Code Samples Here – comprehensive list of every LINQ expression
Performance comparisons – for different types of LINQ, i.e. XLINQ, DLINQ, etc..
Luca webcast – LINQ designer – hear the ‘why’ from the guy who led the design efforts for LINQ
Detailed explanation – including change tracking behavior, which features of databases are supported, type conversion chart, etc… – great, thorough MSDN article – READ THIS before you start coding in LINQ!
Books – and I do recommend that you pick up at least one book before you start coding in WCF
WCF Step-by-Step MSPress – by John Sharp -beginning
Learning WCF – O’Reilly – by Michele Leroux Bustamante – intermediate
WCF 101 screencast – https://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=316052#316052
Core reference http://wcf.netfx3.com/
Patterns – Service Factory – http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa480534.aspx
Codeplex – Service Factory – http://www.codeplex.com/servicefactory
Performance Comparison – http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb310550.aspx
WCF host registration error fix – http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms733768.aspx
MindMap for learning paths – http://www.bbits.co.uk/playground/silverlight/index.html
Videos (quick learning) http://silverlight.net/learn/learnvideos.aspx#cat1
Mix07 sessions & ‘HowDoI’ screencasts
Main MS site on MSDN http://Msdn.microsoft.com/silverlight
Silverlight Architecture (includes deployment)
Silverlight embeddable media http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb428858.aspx
Demo videos to use with Silverlight applications