Check out "Live from Redmond series #3" from the .NET FX product teams

The .NET Framework teams are providing several Live Meeting presentations spanning application technologies like Smart Clients, Web 2.0 (AJAX) and Mobile.  Check out SimonMu‘s blog for more information:
http://blogs.msdn.com/simonmu/archive/2006/10/09/The-next-series-of-team-member-Live-From-Redmond-webcasts.aspx

Simon also pointed me to a great video archive:
http://www.asp.net/learn/videos/default.aspx?tabid=63#ajax 

If you’re a VB developer and you’re interested in these modern .NET app types, I think you’ll want to check this out.  Enjoy!

Best,

Paul Yuknewicz
Visual Basic Team