Microsoft Silverlight provides a strong foundation for building Rich Internet Applications (RIA). .NET RIA Services (Code named ‘Alexandria’ ) introduced at Mix 09 further simplifies Line of Business (LoB) RIA development.
.NET RIA Services complement the existing Data Access Layer and presentation components in the .NET framework and Silverlight. They build on the foundation of ASP.NET and codify, evolve and support some of the common patterns in web applications.
The downloadable March Community Technology Preview of .Net RIA Services is available now.